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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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 
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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
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
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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $210.18 vs $349.95
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              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

              $285

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Thickness Is thinner
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm 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
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $119 - $147

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

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

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $600

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Super zoom

              $179

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $146

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS 10D

              Pro DSLR

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

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