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

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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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 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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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
124x86x93 mm vs 91x124x105 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
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
              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 MAX124x86x93 mm
              Z98091x124x105 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              Z98024x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Z980201k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              Z98026 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Travel zoom

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $612 with 75-300mm lens

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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $195 - $229

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $340

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

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

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $178

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $222 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A420

              Canon PowerShot A420

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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