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Kodak EasyShare Z980

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 201k dots
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Around 2.5x 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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 1 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports RAW RAW support Help
        Better editing
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        Z980:4.1"
        Weight Heavy Help
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        Z980:445 g
        Size Large Help
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
        Z980:91x124x105 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        Z990 MAX:30x
        Z980:24x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        $379

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $179 - $275

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 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
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Super zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $528 - $696 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 L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $249 - $267

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon 1 V3

        Nikon 1 V3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,167 - $1,198 body only

        $1,306 - $1,321 with 10-30mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Lowest price Much more expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Lowest price Much more expensive
        Nikon D5000

        Nikon D5000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $877 - $1,140 body only

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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