As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Kodak EasyShare M590 is also often compared to compacts. The Kodak EasyShare M590's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-XS3 and the Lumix DMC-XS1) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A3500 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to other ultra compact competitors the Kodak M590 has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (august 2010 vs july 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3
2 years newer
$165

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the M590)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the M590)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS3 and M590

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
2 years newer
$117

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the M590)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the M590)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and M590

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak M590 compared to compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.6" vs 0.8") and is slightly less expensive ($119.99 vs $276.90).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is older (august 2010 vs january 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
2 years newer
$277

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the M590)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the M590)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A3500 IS and M590

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (97×60×16 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.6"