Updated (March, 2012): Compare the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Nikon D3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Live view
Has live view
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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D3100

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.5mm
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Around 13x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Size Slightly smaller 124x96x73 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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More than 10% smaller
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.7"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 505 g vs 589 g
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More than 10% lighter
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        Z990 MAX:Digital
        D3100:Pentamirror
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        Z990 MAX:589 g
        D3100:505 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        Z990 MAX:3.7"
        D3100:2.9"
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Size Large Help
        Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
        D3100:124x96x73 mm
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        Z990 MAX:460k dots
        D3100:230k dots

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 - $656 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $484 - $774 body only

        $200 - $595 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Super zoom

        $220 - $226

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $167

        Size Significantly smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $344 - $390

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Supports RAW No RAW support

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        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $390 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $500 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Size Slightly larger
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $899 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $575 - $629 body only

        $830 - $976 with 18-105mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Lowest price More expensive

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