Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Kodak EasyShare Z981

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak EasyShare Z981

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z981

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Kodak EasyShare Z981.

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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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 2 f-stops better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
Size
Slightly smaller
124×86×94 mm vs 124×85×105 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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Advantages of the Kodak Z981

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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              Z9814.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX589 g
              Z981540 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124×86×94 mm
              Z981124×85×105 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Z990 MAX1/2.5" 6.13x4.51mm
              Z9811/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Z981201k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              Z98126x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              Z98126 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Super zoom

              $350

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              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

              $360 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

              Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

              Digicam

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $183

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Kodak EasyShare P880

              Pro digicam

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

              Super zoom

              $370

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $158

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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