Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Kodak EasyShare Z980

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak EasyShare Z980

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX. Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Kodak EasyShare Z980.

differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 201k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 1 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Size
Smaller
124x86x93 mm vs 91x124x105 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Kodak Z980

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight
Lighter
445 g vs 589 g
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More than 20% 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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              Z9804.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX589 g
              Z980445 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124x86x93 mm
              Z98091x124x105 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              Z98024x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              Z98026 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Z980201k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $308 body only

              $379 - $446 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $239

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,699 body only

              $2,049 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier

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