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
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
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
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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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Size
Smaller
124×86×94 mm vs 123×92×108 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.3"
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More than 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX400.0 cm
              Z990 MAX1.0 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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX404.3"
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              Size Large Help
              SX40123×92×108 mm
              Z990 MAX124×86×94 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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX401/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Z990 MAX1/2.5" 6.13x4.51mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX40230k dots
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX4035x
              Z990 MAX30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              3D Captures 3D images
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $377

              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

              $239

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $213

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $183

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

              Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

              Digicam

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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