Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Really small
Size
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
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 Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Size
Slightly smaller
124x82x92 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
528 g vs 589 g
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More than 10% lighter
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 super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX:3.7"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX:30x
              DMC-FZ150:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $349 - $404

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $536 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $459 - $550

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $287

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $135 - $174

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Kodak EasyShare Z980

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $714 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $225

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $470

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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