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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z981

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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
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
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
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recommendations

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 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
Thickness Quite thick Help
Z990 MAX:3.7"
Z981:4.1"
Weight Heavy Help
Z990 MAX:589 g
Z981:540 g
Size Large Help
Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
Z981:124x85x105 mm
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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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
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
Z990 MAX:28 mm
Z981:26 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Kodak EasyShare Z980

Kodak EasyShare Z980

Super zoom

$309

Weight Is slightly lighter
External flash Supports an external flash
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$175

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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 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

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$202 - $279

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$350

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$297

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Kodak EasyShare Z981 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Kodak EasyShare Z915

Kodak EasyShare Z915

Travel zoom

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$450

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Smaller screen
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Zoom Less zoom
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS

Compact

Size Much smaller
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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