Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Nikon Coolpix P500

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

Items often bought with the Kodak Z990 MAX or Nikon P500

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differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the Z990 MAX's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. 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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Z990 MAX's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.7" vs 4.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 2s
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8x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P500

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
More zoom
36x vs 30x
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More than 40% more zoom
Weight
Lighter
481 g vs 589 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/5000s vs 1/2000s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              P5004.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX589 g
              P500481 g
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124×86×94 mm
              P500116×84×103 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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Z990 MAX1/2.5" 6.13x4.51mm
              P5001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Z990 MAX9.6 MP
              P5009.7 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Captures 3D images
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $463

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $370 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $470

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Placeholder

              Kodak EasyShare P880

              Pro digicam

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $210 - $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $444

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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