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

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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 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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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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
Zoom More zoom 36x vs 30x
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More than 40% more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 481 g vs 589 g
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Around 20% lighter
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        1080p @ 30fps
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        P500:4.1"
        Weight Heavy Help
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        P500:481 g
        Size Large Help
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
        P500:116x84x103 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Size Is slightly smaller
        3D Captures 3D images
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $319 - $390

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 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 a built in panoramas
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $389 - $427 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
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $249 - $267

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 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 a built in panoramas

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Super zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        $379

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $179 - $275

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Kodak PixPro AZ361

        Kodak PixPro AZ361

        Super zoom

        $179

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $321 - $376

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $299

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $447

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Slightly larger

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