Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Nikon Coolpix P520

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
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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Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the Z990 MAX's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.7" vs 4"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 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 slightly faster 7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
Weight Slightly lighter 555 g vs 589 g
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Around 10% lighter
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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        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
        Weight Heavy Help
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        P510:555 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        P510:4"
        Size Large Help
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
        P510:120x83x102 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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Size Is slightly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $300 - $390

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $346

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Super zoom

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Size Slightly smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $152

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Samsung NX2000

        Samsung NX2000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $285 - $299 with 20-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

        Travel zoom

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $327 - $347

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427 - $447

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347 - $397

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $249

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $246 - $255

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Zoom Less zoom

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