As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, compacts and travel zooms. The Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P520 and the Coolpix L120) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare Z981 and the EasyShare Z1485 IS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (april 2011 vs january 2013), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
1 year newer
$337

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • None found

common strengths of the P520 and Z990 MAX

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 589 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 3.7"

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Z981 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z981 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 201k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Z981 and Z990 MAX

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×85×105 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 589 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S9200

Fujifilm FinePix S9200
2 years newer
$365

Significant advantages of the S9200 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S9200 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9200 and Z990 MAX

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Light weight: 670 g vs 589 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
2 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and Z990 MAX

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 589 g

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
similar age

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L120 and Z990 MAX

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 589 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.7"

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
1 year older
$489

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the Z990 MAX)

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

common strengths of the P100 and Z990 MAX

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 589 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.7"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
4 years newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the EOS M10 and Z990 MAX

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 800 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (april 2011 vs august 2003).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.13x4.51mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
2 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the P340 and Z990 MAX

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-F828 and Z990 MAX

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 215k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (124×86×94 mm) vs compact (103×58×33 mm)), is thicker (3.7" vs 1.3"), is much heavier (589 g vs 163 g) and is not waterproof.

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Z1485 IS (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×64×39 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 194 g vs 589 g

Significant disadvantages of the Z1485 IS (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the Z1485 IS and Z990 MAX

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1
similar age

Significant advantages of the WG-1 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much smaller: Compact (116×59×29 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 163 g vs 589 g

Significant disadvantages of the WG-1 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the WG-1 and Z990 MAX

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Stylus 800

Olympus Stylus 800
6 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×58×33 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 200 g vs 589 g

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 30x

common strengths of the Stylus 800 and Z990 MAX

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), shoots faster continuously (5 fps vs 0.6 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (professional size (124×86×94 mm) vs compact (93×58×26 mm)), is older (april 2011 vs march 2013) and is thicker (3.7" vs 1.3").

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$232

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX280 HS and Z990 MAX

  • None found

Olympus SZ-12

Olympus SZ-12
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the SZ-12 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 226 g vs 589 g

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-12 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SZ-12 and Z990 MAX

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller: Compact (93×58×26 mm) vs Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the Z990 MAX)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S6200 and Z990 MAX

  • None found