Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

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

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.

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
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
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 1 f-stop 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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Wide angle
Significantly 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
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
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 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
Much 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              P5004.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX589 g
              P500481 g
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124x86x93 mm
              P500116x84x103 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 MAX30x
              P50036x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              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

              $159 - $207

              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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $308 - $312 body only

              $379 - $446 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $387

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $280 - $369

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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