As well as being compared against other compacts, the Kodak EasyShare M530 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Kodak EasyShare M530's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the EasyShare M531 and the EasyShare M341) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX730)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak M530 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2010 vs july 2009) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.2").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't support an external flash, has a slower max shutter speed (1/1400 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and significantly shorter exposures (1/8 of a second vs 60 seconds).

Kodak EasyShare M531

Kodak EasyShare M531
7 months newer
$218

Significant advantages of the M531 (vs the M530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M531 (vs the M530)

  • None found

common strengths of the M531 and M530

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the M530)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1/8 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the M530)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH1 and M530

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot A490

Canon PowerShot A490
similar age

Significant advantages of the A490 (vs the M530)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 1/8 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A490 (vs the M530)

  • Larger: Compact (94×62×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×57×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the A490 and M530

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 175 g vs 150 g

Kodak EasyShare M341

Kodak EasyShare M341
5 months older

Significant advantages of the M341 (vs the M530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M341 (vs the M530)

  • None found

common strengths of the M341 and M530

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (94×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"

Kodak EasyShare C713

Kodak EasyShare C713
1 year older

Significant advantages of the C713 (vs the M530)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the C713 (vs the M530)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (91×66×37 mm) vs Super compact (94×57×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.5" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the C713 and M530

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 187 g vs 150 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak M530 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much less expensive ($119.99 vs $1,639.09).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 4.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,036k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX730

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX730
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX730 (vs the M530)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX730 (vs the M530)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX730 and M530

  • Light weight: 124 g vs 150 g

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
4 years newer
$1,639

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the M530)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the M530)

  • None found

common strengths of the Camera 2 and M530

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX110 IS (vs the M530)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX110 IS (vs the M530)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX110 IS and M530

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak M530 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (94×57×23 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($119.99 vs $539.00), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (150 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the M530)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the M530)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (94×57×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the T5i and M530

  • None found