Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak EasyShare Z5120

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Kodak EashShare Z5120

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EashShare Z5120

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 116x78x76 mm
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z5120

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Size
Smaller
116x78x76 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
508 g vs 589 g
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More than 10% lighter
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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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)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z5120:508 g
              Z990 MAX:589 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z5120:3"
              Z990 MAX:3.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Z5120:116x78x76 mm
              Z990 MAX:124x86x93 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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z5120:26x
              Z990 MAX:30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z5120:230k dots
              Z990 MAX:460k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z5120:26 mm
              Z990 MAX:28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $290

              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $158 - $399

              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $565

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $270

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $675 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $389 - $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

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