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
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z981

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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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.

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
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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              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
              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 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 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 PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $185

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $950 body only

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $566 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 L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              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
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $439

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $346

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $358

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Kodak EasyShare Z650

              Kodak EasyShare Z650

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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