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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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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        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        S2950:1.2 fps
        Z990 MAX:5 fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $260

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $300

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $173

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $230

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $164

        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
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $175 - $279

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $185 - $220

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd

        Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd

        Super zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Larger

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        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
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $410

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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