Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000. Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Slightly smaller
118x80x99 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
540 g vs 589 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.7" vs 3.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S40003.9"
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              Z990 MAX589 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S4000118x80x99 mm
              Z990 MAX124x86x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $175

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $195 - $229

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $309 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot Pro1

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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