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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 18x
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Around 3x more zoom
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)
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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$299

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

$258

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

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$175

Wide angle Has a significantly 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

$202 - $279

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 P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Screen size Smaller screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$152 - $300

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Size Larger
Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Super zoom

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Placeholder

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen size Much smaller screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Kodak EasyShare Z980

Kodak EasyShare Z980

Super zoom

$309

Wide angle Better wide angle
External flash Supports an external flash
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$350

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

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discussion

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