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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

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Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P510.

differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the Z990 MAX's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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
1.0 cm vs 2.0 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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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 faster
7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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 MAX589 g
              P510555 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              P5104"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124x86x93 mm
              P510120x83x102 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $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 built-in panoramas
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $176

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $480 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              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

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $308 body only

              $365 - $446 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $280 - $369

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

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