Kodak M590 Review

Overall 47
Imaging 9
Features 16
Size 95
Price 1

Main Features

  • 14.0 MP 1/3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 97 x 58 x 15 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Kodak M590 Summary

This review is devoted to M590 that Kodak has first introduced to the public in Aug 23, 2010. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 14.0 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 #58 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #221 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Kodak M590 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Kodak M590 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

CONs

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Complete Comparison of Kodak M590 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 M590. 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 M590

Kodak M590 has the following external dimensions 97 x 97 x 15 mm (38.19 x 22.83 x 5.91″) with the weight of g.

The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Kodak M590, 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 M590 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 15mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Kodak M590 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 M590 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 M590 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Kodak M590 — 15 mm
Min: 13 mm
Average: 20 mm
Max: 33 mm

Weight

Kodak M590 — g
Min: 87 g
Average: 137 g
Max: 221 g

Unfortunately, Kodak M590 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 M590 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 M590 Photo and Sensor Features

Kodak M590 boasts of a resolution of 14.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Kodak M590 has the following ISO range 100 - 6400 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Kodak M590. 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 M590 features a 14.0 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 M590 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 M590 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Kodak M590

LCD and ViewFinder

Kodak M590 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 M590 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, M590 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Kodak M590, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Kodak M590 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Kodak M590 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect M590 to compatible devices via USB none port.

How Good is Kodak M590 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Kodak M590’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Kodak M590’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the M590 to the average Compact camera.

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

Kodak M590 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak M590 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 35. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak M590 can be called a Intermediate 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:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sensor

Kodak M590 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak M590 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 50. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak M590 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (97 x 58 x 15 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

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

Kodak M590 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak M590 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 12. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak M590 can be called a 12 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 (6400)
  • Small size (97 x 58 x 15 mm)

Kodak M590 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak M590 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 57. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak M590 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight ( g)
  • Small size (97 x 58 x 15 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

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

Kodak M590 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak M590 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 2. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak M590 can be called a 2 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 (14 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Kodak M590 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Kodak
Model M590
Announced Aug 23, 2010
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
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 Yes
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
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 14.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3242
Max Native ISO 6,400
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 No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB none
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight g
Physical Dimensions 97 x 58 x 15 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type n/a
Storage Slots 1

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