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

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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
 

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Aperture 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
Lowest price Cheaper $210.18 vs $328.00
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The best price we've seen is $118 cheaper (around 40% less)
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 Significantly 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
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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
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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              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
              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

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX:30x
              P500:36x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly 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 - $433

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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 Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $347

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $277

              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              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

              $353

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $334 - $339

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

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