Kodak Easyshare M580 Review

August 16, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |


Standard features
Sensor type 1 / 2.3 in. CCD
CCD total pixels 14.5 MP (4440 × 3274)
Effective pixels 14 MP (4352 × 3240)
Zoom 8X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON optical zoom lens, 5X advanced digital zoom
Image stabilization yes
Lens 28–224 mm (35 mm equiv.), wide-angle
Lens protection built-in mechanical lens cover
Shutter speed 8–1/1400 sec. (auto)
Viewfinder no
LCD 7.6 cm (3.0 in.) indoor/outdoor color display, 230K
Storage 64 MB internal memory[1] available, SD/SDHC card expansion slot
Auto focus
Focus Type TTL-AF, selectable
Focus range
  • 0.6 m (2.0 ft)–infinity @ wide, normal
  • 2.0 m (6.6 ft)–infinity @ tele, normal
  • 0.1–0.7 m (3.9–27.6 in.) @ wide, macro
  • 1.0–2.1 m (3.3–6.9 ft) @ tele, macro
  • 10 m (32.8 ft)–infinity @ landscape
Focus modes auto, macro, infinity
Focus control continuous, single AF
Auto focus zones face priority, multizone, center zone,
AF (Auto Focus) assist light yes
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity
  • auto (Smart Capture): 80–400
  • manual: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000, 1600
Compensation ±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
AE (Auto Exposure) lock when S1 locked
White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
  • 0.6–3.0 m at wide, Smart Capture mode
  • 0.7–1.7 m at tele, Smart Capture mode
Modes auto, fill, red-eye reduction, off
Shooting specifications
Burst modes self-timer (2 sec./10 sec., 2-shots), burst 3 shots, single shot
Face Recognition yes
Face Detection yes
Shooting modes Smart Capture, program (P), scene, video
Scene modes portrait, landscape, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text, fireworks, flower, museum/ manner, self-portrait, high-ISO, children, backlight, panning shots, candlelight, sunset, sport, panorama
Still capture
Still format JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Picture size All modes:
  • 14 MP (4288 × 3216)—4:3
  • 12 MP (4288 × 2848)—3:2
  • 11 MP (4288 × 2416)—16:9
  • 6 MP (2880 × 2160)—4:3
  • 3 MP (2048 × 1536)—4:3
  • 2 MP (1920 × 1088)—16:9
  • 1 MP (1280 × 960)—4:3
Color modes high, natural, low, sepia, black and white
Sharpness sharp, normal (default), soft
Long time exposure 0.5–8 sec.
Review options select all, tag people, keyword tag, print, favorite, protect, multimedia slideshow, properties, view thumbnails
Smart Capture yes (integration of face detection, scene detection, optimized auto ISO, broader dynamic range, auto KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, optimized output)
Framing grid no
Orientation sensor yes
Internal Memory yes
Date/time stamp yes
Editing KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, crop, copy, add date stamp
Video capture
Format QUICKTIME MOV h.264 (video) & AAC LC (audio)
Quality HD (1280 × 720) @ 30 fps, VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps
Auto focus single AF during video capture
Zoom during video digital zoom during video capture
Length continuous based on memory capacity, up to 4 GB
Review options select all, tag people, keyword tag, protect, multimedia slideshow, properties, view thumbnails, print
Editing make picture, trim, action print, copy
Share menu YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR and KODAK Gallery sites, e-mail, picture frame
Custom settings Share button settings, LCD brightness, image storage, set tag, red-eye reduction, orientation sensor, camera sound, sound volume, date & time, video out, language, reset camera, format, KODAK Camera Software, about
Physical specifications
I/O interface A/V output (NTSC or PAL selectable), digital USB 2.0 high speed
Power KODAK Rechargeable Li-ion Battery KLIC-7006, 5V AC adapter inlet on camera, USB/AC adapter for in-camera battery charging
Dedicated buttons
  • top: power, flash, mode, shutter
  • back: zoom, delete, menu, info/help, 5-way controller, review, Share
Microphone yes
Speaker yes
Tripod mount ¼ in. standard
Dimensions W × H × D: 100.8 × 59.5 × 25.7 mm (4.0 × 2.3 × 1.0 in.)
Weight 150 g without battery and memory card
Direct printing PictBridge-enabled
Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software