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

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Winner
Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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
118×81×100 mm vs 124×86×94 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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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
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 4 f-stops better
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
1.0 cm vs 2.0 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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              S4000118×81×100 mm
              Z990 MAX124×86×94 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Z990 MAX1/2.5" 6.13x4.51mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $275

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              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 S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $180

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

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

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