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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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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
        Weight Heavy Help
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        Z981:540 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        Z981:4.1"
        Size Large Help
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
        Z981:124x85x105 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $198

        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
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $392 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $425

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $449 - $520 body only

        $545 - $696 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 S6800

        Fujifilm FinePix S6800

        Super zoom

        $121 - $159

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $224

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Pentax K-50

        Pentax K-50

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 body only

        $584 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Weight Heavier
        Pentax X90

        Pentax X90

        Super zoom

        Size Smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Samsung WB2100

        Samsung WB2100

        Super zoom

        $190 - $229

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

        $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,897 body only

        $2,797 - $2,800 with 28-300mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Lowest price Much more expensive

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