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
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
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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
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
Size
Smaller
124x86x93 mm vs 91x124x105 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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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
              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
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124x86x93 mm
              Z98091x124x105 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              Z98026 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Z980201k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Travel zoom

              $625

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $259

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

              Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

              Pro digicam

              $519

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

              Digicam

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $164

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Super zoom

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

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