As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Kodak EasyShare Z980 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Kodak EasyShare Z980's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L340) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare Z981)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z980 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (201k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 12 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
6 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the Z980)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 26 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 201k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the Z980)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L340 and Z980

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Professional size (91×124×105 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 445 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 4.1"

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z981 (vs the Z980)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Z981 (vs the Z980)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Z981 and Z980

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×85×105 mm) vs Professional size (91×124×105 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 445 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 4.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the Z980)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 201k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the Z980)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and Z980

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (91×124×105 mm)
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 445 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 4.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z980 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 10.8x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (digital vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (91×124×105 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (january 2009 vs february 2011), is thicker (4.1" vs 1.1") and is much heavier (445 g vs 194 g).

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the Z980)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Professional size (91×124×105 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.1"
  • Much lighter: 194 g vs 445 g

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the Z980)

  • Less zoom: 10.8x vs 24x
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the H70 and Z980

  • None found