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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Size Smaller 110x73x81 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 437 g vs 589 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the Z990 MAX's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 18x
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Around 3x more zoom
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 2 f-stops better
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S2950:3.2"
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        Weight Heavy Help
        S2950:437 g
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Size Large Help
        S2950:110x73x81 mm
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S2950:18x
        Z990 MAX:30x
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        S2950:230k dots
        Z990 MAX:460k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $160 - $227

        Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $189

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $275

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $900 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Thickness Is thinner
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $160

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        3D Captures 3D images
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $149

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Super zoom

        Weight Lighter
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
        Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

        Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

        Super zoom

        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $230

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $190

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $175 - $279

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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