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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 Z981

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Z990 MAX's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Zoom Slightly more zoom 30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 124x86x93 mm vs 124x85x105 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
Weight Slightly lighter 540 g vs 589 g
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Around 10% 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 Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Thickness Quite thick Help
Z990 MAX:3.7"
Z981:4.1"
Weight Heavy Help
Z990 MAX:589 g
Z981:540 g
Size Large Help
Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
Z981:124x85x105 mm
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
Z990 MAX:30x
Z981:26x
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
Z990 MAX:28 mm
Z981:26 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Kodak EasyShare Z980

Kodak EasyShare Z980

Super zoom

$309

Weight Is slightly lighter
External flash Supports an external flash
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
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
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$170

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

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$160 - $279

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$240

3D Takes 3D photos
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Supports RAW No RAW support
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$227

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$695 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Does not take movies

Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Placeholder

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

Pro digicam

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$248

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Pentax X70

Pentax X70

Super zoom

Size Smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Screen size Smaller screen
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$179 - $300

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Super zoom

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support

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