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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
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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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
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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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 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

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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
Z990 MAX:28 mm
Z981:26 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
Z990 MAX:30x
Z981:26x

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
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$167

Size Is significantly smaller
3D Captures 3D images
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$484 - $774 body only

$200 - $595 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 SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$344 - $390

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $656 body only

$477 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
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$259

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Kodak PixPro AZ521

Kodak PixPro AZ521

Super zoom

$220 - $226

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports RAW No RAW support
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$398

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports RAW No RAW support
Size Larger

Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Pro digicam

$528

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External flash Supports an external flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
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
Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Super zoom

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$365

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
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

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