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

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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 Nikon D3100

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
Preview your photos
 

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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
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
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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
              D3100:124x96x73 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX:460k dots
              D3100:230k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              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
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $199 - $220

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

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

              Nikon D3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $378 body only

              $429 - $499 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
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $790 body only

              $900 - $1,079 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

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