Kodak S-1 summary
Kodak S-1 is Kodak's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially introduced on June of 2014. The camera comes with a 16MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4640 x 3480.
The S-1 is placed #73 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & overall #338 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check out our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
Here is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Kodak S-1 Gallery
You can see the S-1 from various angles in the gallery below.
Kodak S-1 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Kodak S-1 based on factors which are oftentimes considered essential in a camera.
Kodak S-1 Sensor info
The sensor spec in the Kodak S-1 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4640 x 3480 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 200 - 12800. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The image underneath displays the S-1's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The S-1 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is highlighted in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Kodak S-1 dimensions
Kodak S-1 is 0.64 lb (290g or 10.23 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 116mm x 68mm x 36mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.4"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325g so the Kodak S-1 is less heavy compared with its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a image of the Kodak S-1 with a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button layout on the S-1.
Kodak S-1 Lens info
The S-1 fits the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses currently available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the S-1.
Kodak S-1 Connectivity
The S-1 has the following connectivity:
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy photos and in some cases change camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Kodak S-1 Video info
The max video quality in the Kodak S-1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you any room to crop. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone socket which means that you have no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to find an alternative model should you want good audio for your video clips.
Kodak S-1 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Kodak S-1 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Kodak S-1 Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak S-1 comes with a 3" tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 920k dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Kodak S-1 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Kodak S-1 Shutter info
Kodak S-1 has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Kodak S-1 Flash and Hot shoe info
Kodak S-1 has external flash support but with no inbuilt flash.
Kodak S-1 Autofocus info
Kodak S-1 has just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it helpful for portraits.
It comes with 25 focus points to pick from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Kodak S-1 comes with manual focus in case it is required for low light scenarios or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Kodak S-1 Battery life
The battery pack (LB-070) on the Kodak S-1 is built to last for 410 shutters as per the CIPA measurements which is higher than the usual for its class. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini has got the maximum (650) battery life for this type of cameras.
Below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:
Kodak S-1 for different kinds of photography
The following illustration displays a outline of the Kodak S-1 for different kinds of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Kodak S-1 Portrait photography info
The Kodak S-1 has a score of 72 which is above average, meaning that it is a good option for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support & potential to work with external flash.
Kodak S-1 Street photography advice
With a tremendous score of 85, the Kodak S-1 is a excellent choice for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Kodak S-1 as a Sports photography camera
A nice sports photography points tally of 62 indicates the Kodak S-1 is a fine option for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Kodak S-1
Size is very crucial when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Kodak S-1 gets a nice 66 as a travel camera which is a fine pick to take on your journeys.
Kodak S-1 Landscape photography factors
For those who are looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Kodak S-1 and it's above average score of 74 as a landscape camera is a fine option amongst it's competitors.
Kodak S-1 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Kodak S-1 is just not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a awful rating of 35.
Kodak S-1 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the S-1, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph just below shows you an overview of the S-1 vs it's highest ranking competitors mentioned previously.
Following are additional cameras you may see as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.