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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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
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
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
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 30x
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Around 40% more zoom
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
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" 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 124x86x93 mm vs 123x92x108 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 1 f-stop 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 Common Weaknesses
        Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
        SX40:1080p @ 24fps
        Z990 MAX:1080p @ 30fps
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        SX40:0 cm
        Z990 MAX:1 cm
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX40:600 g
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX40:4.3"
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        Size Large Help
        SX40:123x92x108 mm
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX40:35x
        Z990 MAX:30x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $229 - $230

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Weight Is significantly lighter
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $299

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $445

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $377

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $409 - $598

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Zoom Less zoom

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $425

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $359

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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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!