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

Nikon Coolpix P510

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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
 

differences

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$210.18 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $290 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
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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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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $886

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $202

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $209 - $220

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $299 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger

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