Updated (October, 2012): Compare the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5100 vs Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Nikon D5100

67

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

51

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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 Nikon D5100.

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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Size
Slightly smaller
127x96x78 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Weight
Slightly lighter
560 g vs 589 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              Z990 MAXDigital
              D5100Pentamirror
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              D51003.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX589 g
              D5100560 g
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124x86x93 mm
              D5100127x96x78 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $612 with 75-300mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $195 - $229

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $340

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $589 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $726 body only

              $950 with 55-300mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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