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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EashShare Z5120

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

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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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
              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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $202

              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $119 - $173

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $450 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

              $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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