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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

Weight
Light-weight
445 g
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

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
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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        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
        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
        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
        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $240

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $349

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $159

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 body only

        $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Kodak EasyShare Z5120

        Kodak EashShare Z5120

        Super zoom

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

        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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $729 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

        $160 - $279

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $675

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

        Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A570 IS

        Canon PowerShot A570 IS

        Compact

        Size Much smaller
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $329 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Weight Heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Size Much smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Casio Exilim EX-Z9

        Casio Exilim EX-Z9

        Compact

        Size Much smaller
        Thickness Much thinner
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Placeholder

        Kodak DX7590

        Super zoom

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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