Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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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
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)
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 25.4x
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Around 40% more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 4x 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 4s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 589 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% 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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX:3.7"
              L810:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX:589 g
              L810:430 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              L810:25.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $229

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $202

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $440 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $209 - $220

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Digger 21209 (1:01 PM, October 27, 2012)
              meh - never mind - it DOES mention the viewfinder. But I'll mention it again as a reason to buy this camera! :o)
               
              Digger 21209 (1:00 PM, October 27, 2012)
              One strength not mentioned in the above comparison is an OPTICAL VIEWFINDER on the Kodak. You have the option of using the digital viewfinder instead of the LED for lower battery use, less light throw off the screen, and easier use in bright light.
              Nikon (as well as many other high zoom point and shoots) don't even offer this as a feature.