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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $210.18 vs $378.00
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The best price we've seen is $168 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.5mm
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Around 13.5x larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              Z990 MAX:Digital
              D5100:Pentamirror
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX:589 g
              D5100:560 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX:3.7"
              D5100:3.1"
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
              D5100:127x96x78 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $816 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

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              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

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $119 - $147

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

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              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Significantly 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 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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