As well as being compared against other travel zooms and digicams, the Kodak EasyShare Z950 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and compacts. The Kodak EasyShare Z950's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A230) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare Z8612 IS and the EasyShare M381)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z950 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/1250 of a second vs 4 seconds) and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly larger (mid size (110×67×36 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
3 years newer
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the Z950)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the Z950)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS30 and Z950

  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 243 g

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
4 years newer
$178

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the Z950)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Smaller: Compact (108×60×31 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×36 mm)
  • Lighter: 180 g vs 243 g

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the Z950)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/1250 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 1/2000 of a second vs 16 seconds

common strengths of the FZ151 and Z950

  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 180 g vs 243 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z950 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 7 MP) and is newer (july 2009 vs august 2004).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1250 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Pentax Optio 750Z

Pentax Optio 750Z
5 years older

Significant advantages of the 750Z (vs the Z950)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 750Z (vs the Z950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the 750Z and Z950

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z950 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (july 2009 vs may 2009) and is much smaller (mid size (110×67×36 mm) vs prosumer size (128×97×68 mm)).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 10 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a built-in lens and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the Z950)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the Z950)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×36 mm)

common strengths of the DSLR-A230 and Z950

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×36 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.4"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z950 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (july 2009 vs january 2008) and is thinner (1.4" vs 2.8").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1250 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS
1 year older
$320

Significant advantages of the Z8612 IS (vs the Z950)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Z8612 IS (vs the Z950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Z8612 IS and Z950

  • Very small: Standard size (104×66×71 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×36 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 243 g
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.4"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z950 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (july 2009 vs september 2003).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.9), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), is much larger (mid size (110×67×36 mm) vs super compact (101×60×20 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (243 g vs 153 g).

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
2 years newer
$332

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the Z950)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the Z950)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2300 IS and Z950

  • Each has a built-in flash

Kodak EasyShare M381

Kodak EasyShare M381
similar age

Significant advantages of the M381 (vs the Z950)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (101×60×20 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 153 g vs 243 g

Significant disadvantages of the M381 (vs the Z950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the M381 and Z950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Toshiba PDR-5300

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the PDR-5300 (vs the Z950)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (93×59×34 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×36 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PDR-5300 (vs the Z950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the PDR-5300 and Z950

  • Each has a built-in flash