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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
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
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
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
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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

        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        Z990 MAX:460k dots
        Z980:201k dots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        Z990 MAX:28 mm
        Z980:26 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

        Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

        Super zoom

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Super zoom

        $220

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $190

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        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

        $175 - $279

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $160 - $227

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $397

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $510

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315 - $405

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Super zoom

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

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