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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
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
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z981

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
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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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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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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 flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX:30x
              Z981:26x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX:460k dots
              Z981:201k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX:28 mm
              Z981:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              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 - $174

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $884 body only

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

              Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $195 - $229

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $337 - $367 body only

              $421 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Weight Heavier
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $451

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $630 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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