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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
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
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
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 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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $259

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $130 - $230

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $317

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $240 - $327

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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