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
  1. Lens
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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 4 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
124×86×94 mm vs 91×124×105 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
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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 MAX124×86×94 mm
              Z98091×124×105 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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Z980201k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              Z98024x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              Z98026 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              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
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 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
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Placeholder

              Kodak EasyShare P850

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $439

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $185

              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 SX1 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

              Super zoom

              $649

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              $290

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $286 - $366

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

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