Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

69

Canon Powershot SX40

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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

galleries

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.

competitors

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$374

Size Significantly smaller
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$595

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$315 - $429

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX
Easyshare Z990 MAX
Kodak

Report a correction
Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
Canon

Report a correction

Showing 1 comments

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!