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

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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)
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
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 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
S4000:3.9"
Z990 MAX:3.7"
Weight Heavy Help
S4000:540 g
Z990 MAX:589 g
Size Large Help
S4000:118x80x99 mm
Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$220

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

$159

Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$165

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$160 - $279

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$170

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$179 - $300

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Compact

$74 - $107

Size Much smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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 S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$129 - $135

3D Takes 3D photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Larger

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 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$240

3D Takes 3D photos
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Supports RAW No RAW support
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$399 - $675

Wide angle Better wide angle
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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discussion

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