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

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z981

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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.

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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
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 1 f-stop better
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
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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 MAX124x86x93 mm
              Z981124x85x105 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              Z98126x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              Z98126 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              Z981201k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              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

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $480 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $200 - $229

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $447 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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $308 - $312 body only

              $379 - $446 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Super zoom

              $350

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

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10

              Super zoom

              $400

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax K200D

              Pentax K200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen size Smaller screen

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