Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Canon Powershot SX40

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX


Canon Powershot SX40



Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Large screen
Screen size
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide aperture
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies


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.


Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom


Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Pentax XG-1

Pentax XG-1

Super zoom


Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom


Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom


Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom


Screen size Much larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies


Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX
Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40

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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!