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

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 
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differences

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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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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recommendations

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
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              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX:3.7"
              L120:3.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX:589 g
              L120:406 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX:30x
              L120:21x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $277

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 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

              $328

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $347

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

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

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $299

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $285

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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