Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak EasyShare Z981

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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

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$210.18 vs $284.99
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $119 - $173

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $207

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $199 - $220

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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 P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $353

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

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

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $215

              Size Much smaller
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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