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Kodak EasyShare Z980

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Kodak EasyShare Z980

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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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differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 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
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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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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 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

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        $379

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $285 body only

        $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $377

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

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        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
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $425

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $198 - $234

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $425 with 18-55mm lens

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

        HP Photosmart E317

        Compact

        Size Much smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Compact

        $115

        Size Much smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom Less zoom
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Olympus SP-590 UZ

        Olympus SP-590 UZ

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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