Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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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 Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 
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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the Z990 MAX's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 21x
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More than 2x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The Z990 MAX's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 7x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 589 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        L120:3.1"
        Weight Heavy Help
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        L120:406 g
        Size Large Help
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
        L120:110x77x78 mm

        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
        L120:21x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $300

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Captures 3D images
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $173

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $640 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $314

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $140

        3D Captures 3D images
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 body only

        $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $280 - $319

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $190

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $214

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $250

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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