Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Winner
Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX30 IS

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
35x vs 30x
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Around 40% more zoom
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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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
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Almost the same
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The Z990 MAX's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
124×86×94 mm vs 123×92×108 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.3"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

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
              SX30 ISf/2.7
              Z990 MAXf/2.8
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX30 IS0.0 cm
              Z990 MAX1.0 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX30 IS601 g
              Z990 MAX589 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX30 IS4.3"
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              Size Large Help
              SX30 IS123×92×108 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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX30 IS230k dots
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX30 IS35x
              Z990 MAX30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $439

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $220 - $327

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $366

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $346

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              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
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $512

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $169

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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z5120

              Kodak EashShare Z5120

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Placeholder

              Kodak EasyShare P850

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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