This review is devoted to EasyShare M381 that Kodak has first introduced to the public in Jul 29, 2009. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.
In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #407 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 41/100 and it takes a rank of #887 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Kodak EasyShare M381 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Kodak EasyShare M381. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Ultracompact cameras.
Kodak EasyShare M381 has the following external dimensions 101 x 101 x 20 mm (39.76 x 23.62 x 7.87″) with the weight of 153 g.
The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Kodak EasyShare M381, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Kodak EasyShare M381 has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 20mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Kodak EasyShare M381 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Kodak EasyShare M381 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Kodak EasyShare M381 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Kodak EasyShare M381 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Kodak EasyShare M381 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Kodak EasyShare M381 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.
The base of Kodak EasyShare M381 has the following ISO range 64 - 1600 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Kodak EasyShare M381. However, if you are looking specifically for a Ultracompact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Kodak EasyShare M381 features a 12.0 MP 1/2.33" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Kodak EasyShare M381 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.33" sensor featured in Kodak EasyShare M381 with other standard sensor sizes.
Kodak EasyShare M381 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Kodak EasyShare M381 are its fps max speed and 1/1400 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, EasyShare M381 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
As for the video quality characteristics of Kodak EasyShare M381, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 640 x 480 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Kodak EasyShare M381 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.
Kodak EasyShare M381 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect EasyShare M381 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Kodak EasyShare M381’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Kodak EasyShare M381’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EasyShare M381 to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare M381 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 5. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare M381 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare M381 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 11. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare M381 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare M381 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 17. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare M381 can be called a 17 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare M381 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 15. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare M381 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare M381 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 27. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare M381 can be called a 27 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jul 29, 2009|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||10|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1400 s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Fill-in|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.08 x 4.56 mm|
|Sensor Area||27.72 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||1,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||64|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480|
|Video Formats||Motion JPEG|
|Physical Dimensions||101 x 60 x 20 mm|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC card, Internal|