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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z981

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

        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
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        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 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
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $298 body only

        $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Super zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $179 - $275

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Kodak PixPro AZ361

        Kodak PixPro AZ361

        Super zoom

        $179

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $249 - $267

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

        Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak EasyShare Z980

        Kodak EasyShare Z980

        Super zoom

        $309

        External flash Supports an external flash
        Weight Lighter
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Samsung WB2100

        Samsung WB2100

        Super zoom

        $175 - $229

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $346

        Size Much smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $201 - $249

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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