Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40. Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10.3 fps vs 5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
35x vs 30x
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Around 40% more zoom
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Z990 MAX's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Smaller
124x86x93 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.3"
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More than 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              SX40f/2.7
              Z990 MAXf/2.8
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX400 cm
              Z990 MAX1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40600 g
              Z990 MAX589 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX404.3"
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              Size Large Help
              SX40123x92x108 mm
              Z990 MAX124x86x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX40230k dots
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX4035x
              Z990 MAX30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $419 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $354

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $276

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              Cycleguy (3:37 AM, October 22, 2011)
              I have the Z990 and am very happy with it's excellent image quality and excellent image stabilization. We have three Canon compacts from 8 to 12 MP that all shoot great snapshots but with this camera, I achieved the goal of getting significantly better flexibility with the super long lens and even BETTER images.  The colors are very accurate as it is but you can also select a "Kodachrome" emulation or an even more saturated "Ektachrome" color emulation. It has some sweet features like in-the-camera video editing and photo cropping.  You can select frames from your videos to be printable 4x6 images either while you are shooting your video, OR you can select still scenes to print while you are reviewing that video in the camera. You select RAW images while you are reviewing photos that you shot in P, A, or S modes so if you come across a great image you shot, you can THEN select it be saved as a RAW file.  The Z990 politely asks you if you want to save as both a JPG and a RAW file.  If you accidentally start shooting without the mermory card in the camera, when you do put a card back in the camera, it asks you if you want to transfer those internal memory shots onto the memory card.  The HDR setting lets you automatically shoot two shoots of the same scene at different settings and it combines the two into one great image.  I gotta say, this one was done right.  Is there anything I would like in upcoming models?  Sure, I would like it to be faster and faster... just like we want out already fast compluters and smartphones to be!  Heck, I want it to operate instantaneous... but meanwhile, this one does real well and at such a low price.  Way to go on the Z990, Kodak!