As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Kodak EasyShare P850 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Kodak EasyShare P850's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P530 and the Coolpix B500) and Canon (such as the Rebel T5i)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak P850 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.2 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
8 years newer
$344

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the P850)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the P850)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P530 and P850

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Prosumer size (108×84×72 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 450 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.8"

Kodak DX7590

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the DX7590 (vs the P850)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DX7590 (vs the P850)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DX7590 and P850

  • Very small: Standard size (97×81×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (108×84×72 mm)
  • Very light: 400 g vs 450 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.8"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
10 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the P850)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the P850)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and P850

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (108×84×72 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 450 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 2.8"

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z712 IS (vs the P850)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z712 IS (vs the P850)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Z712 IS and P850

  • Very small: Standard size (104×74×70 mm) vs Prosumer size (108×84×72 mm)
  • Very light: 350 g vs 450 g
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak P850 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (prosumer size (108×84×72 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (2.8" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (450 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5.2 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

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

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the P850)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5.2 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the P850)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (108×84×72 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the T5i and P850

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak P850 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (august 2005 vs june 2000).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm).

Kodak DC4800

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DC4800 (vs the P850)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DC4800 (vs the P850)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DC4800 and P850

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital