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

Weight
Light-weight
445 g
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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
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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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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
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              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 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

              $287

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $135 - $156

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $163 - $179

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $348

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $906 body only

              $727 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $263

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Super zoom

              $183 - $198

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier

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