As well as being compared against other compacts, the Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS is also often compared to super zooms, waterproofs and travel zooms. The Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the Easyshare Z990 MAX and the EasyShare Z1275) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z1485 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 8 MP) and is newer (january 2009 vs march 2007).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (90×64×39 mm) vs compact (90×65×32 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 8,000 ISO) and is thicker (1.5" vs 1.3").

Kodak EasyShare Z1275

Kodak EasyShare Z1275
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Z1275 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×65×32 mm) vs Compact (90×64×39 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Z1275 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Z1275 and Z1485 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 211 g vs 194 g

Kodak EasyShare Z885

Kodak EasyShare Z885
1 year older
$294

Significant advantages of the Z885 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×65×32 mm) vs Compact (90×64×39 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 8,000 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Z885 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 8 MP vs 14.2 MP

common strengths of the Z885 and Z1485 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 211 g vs 194 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z1485 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (90×64×39 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 9.6 MP), is thinner (1.5" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (194 g vs 660 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.7 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX
2 years newer

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Lower true resolution: 9.6 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • Significantly heavier: 589 g vs 194 g
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the Z990 MAX and Z1485 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×86×94 mm) vs Compact (90×64×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 589 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.5"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
5 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (90×64×39 mm)
  • Lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • Significantly heavier: 660 g vs 194 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and Z1485 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (90×64×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.5"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z1485 IS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), takes slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (compact (90×64×39 mm) vs ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and Z1485 IS

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z1485 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and is much larger (compact (90×64×39 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
4 years newer
$430

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (90×64×39 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the Z1485 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS25 and Z1485 IS

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (90×64×39 mm)
  • Very light: 193 g vs 194 g