Kodak EasyShare Mini Review

Overall 41
Imaging 0
Features 17
Size 95
Price 0

Main Features

  • 10.0 MP 1/3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 1000
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 86 x 53 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 99 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Kodak EasyShare Mini Summary

This review is devoted to EasyShare Mini that Kodak has first introduced to the public in Jan 04, 2011. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #378 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 41/100 and it takes a rank of #844 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Kodak EasyShare Mini Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Kodak EasyShare Mini 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.

PROs

  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 137 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Screen Size: 2.5″
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 10.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 1000
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Kodak EasyShare Mini With Other Cameras in Ultracompact 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 Mini. 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.

Physical Characteristics Of Kodak EasyShare Mini

Kodak EasyShare Mini has the following external dimensions 86 x 86 x 18 mm (33.86 x 20.87 x 7.09″) with the weight of 99 g.

The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Kodak EasyShare Mini, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Kodak EasyShare Mini is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 18mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Kodak EasyShare Mini with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Kodak EasyShare Mini is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Kodak EasyShare Mini compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Kodak EasyShare Mini — 18 mm
Min: 13 mm
Average: 20 mm
Max: 33 mm

Weight

Kodak EasyShare Mini — 99 g
Min: 87 g
Average: 137 g
Max: 221 g

Unfortunately, Kodak EasyShare Mini 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 Mini 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 Mini Photo and Sensor Features

Kodak EasyShare Mini boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Kodak EasyShare Mini has the following ISO range 100 - 1000 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Kodak EasyShare Mini. 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 Mini features a 10.0 MP 1/3" 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.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Kodak EasyShare Mini 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 1/3" sensor featured in Kodak EasyShare Mini with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Kodak EasyShare Mini

LCD and ViewFinder

Kodak EasyShare Mini is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Kodak EasyShare Mini are its fps max speed and 1/1400 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, EasyShare Mini unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, EasyShare Mini has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Kodak EasyShare Mini, 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 Mini allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Kodak EasyShare Mini is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect EasyShare Mini to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Kodak EasyShare Mini for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Kodak EasyShare Mini’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Kodak EasyShare Mini’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EasyShare Mini to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Kodak EasyShare Mini for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Mini performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 16. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Mini 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.

Advantages:

  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sensor
  • No Image Stabilization

Kodak EasyShare Mini for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Mini performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 9. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Mini can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (86 x 53 x 18 mm)
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small 1/3"(4.8 x 3.6 mm) sensor

Kodak EasyShare Mini for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Mini performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 22. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Mini can be called a 22 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/1400s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1000)
  • Small size (86 x 53 x 18 mm)

Kodak EasyShare Mini for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Mini performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 42. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Mini can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (99 g)
  • Small size (86 x 53 x 18 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Kodak EasyShare Mini for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Mini performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 0. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Mini can be called a 0 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.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (10 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1000)

Kodak EasyShare Mini Detailed Specs

General
Brand Kodak
Model EasyShare Mini
Announced Jan 04, 2011
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.5″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/1400 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 3.5
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/3"
Sensor Dimensions 4.8 x 3.6 mm
Sensor Area 17.28 mm2
Sensor Resolution 10.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 3640 x 2736
Max Native ISO 1,000
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 99 g
Physical Dimensions 86 x 53 x 18 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model KLIC-7006
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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