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

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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 S4000

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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)
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
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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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
        Weight Heavy Help
        S4000:540 g
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S4000:3.9"
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        Size Large Help
        S4000:118x80x99 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
        30x
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        460k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $190

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $189

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $160

        3D Captures 3D images
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $275

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        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
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $178

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $244

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

        Canon PowerShot S400

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $400

        External flash Supports an external flash
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Size Larger
        Lowest price Significantly more expensive

        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
        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
        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
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $160 - $227

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $397

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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