As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Kodak DX6490 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Kodak DX6490's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Digital Rebel XSi and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi) and Kodak (such as the DX7590 and the DX6440)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak DX6490 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/1700 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it is older (august 2003 vs august 2004).

Kodak DX7590

Placeholder
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DX7590 (vs the DX6490)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DX7590 (vs the DX6490)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1700 of a second

common strengths of the DX7590 and DX6490

  • Very small: Standard size (97×81×80 mm) vs Standard size (100×80×81 mm)
  • Very light: 400 g vs 380 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.2"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak DX6490 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (320 x 240 @ 20fps vs none), is significantly smaller (standard size (100×80×81 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)) and is slightly lighter (380 g vs 556 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (153k dots vs 230k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 12.2 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DX6490)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 4 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.2"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DX6490)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Standard size (100×80×81 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and DX6490

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Standard size (100×80×81 mm)

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DX6490)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 4 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2.2"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DX6490)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Standard size (100×80×81 mm)
  • Heavier: 556 g vs 380 g

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and DX6490

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Standard size (100×80×81 mm)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak DX6490 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.2" vs 1.8"), is newer (august 2003 vs june 2003), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 33 mm), is slightly larger (standard size (100×80×81 mm) vs mid size (109×65×38 mm)), is thicker (3.2" vs 1.5") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1700 of a second vs 1/2200 of a second).

Kodak DX6440

Placeholder
similar age

Significant advantages of the DX6440 (vs the DX6490)

  • Much better wide angle: 33 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.2 vs f/2.8
  • Thinner: 1.5" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the DX6440 (vs the DX6490)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.2"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DX6440 and DX6490

  • Wide aperture: f/2.2 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital