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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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
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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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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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        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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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 - $656 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $484 - $774 body only

        $200 - $595 with 18-55mm lens

        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Super zoom

        $220 - $226

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $167

        Size Significantly smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $344 - $390

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Supports RAW No RAW support

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        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 - $647 body only

        $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $392 - $427 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
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $575 - $629 body only

        $830 - $976 with 18-105mm lens

        Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

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

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