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

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$172.69 vs $210.18
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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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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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $207

              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 L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 - $389 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $199 - $220

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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 P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $353

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

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

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