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Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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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

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
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 L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $257

        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 S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $173

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 body only

        $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $277 body only

        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
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $140

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

        Super zoom

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $194

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $149

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $123

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

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $280 - $319

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

        Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

        Super zoom

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        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

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