Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Really small
Size
Professional size (124×86×94 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

Items often bought with the Kodak Z990 MAX or Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.

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 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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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
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
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
124×82×92 mm vs 124×86×94 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly 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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX589 g
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124×86×94 mm
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Z990 MAX1/2.5" 6.13x4.51mm
              DMC-FZ1501/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Z990 MAX9.6 MP
              DMC-FZ1509.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              DMC-FZ15024x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              Z990 MAX1080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ1501080p @ 60fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $463

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $370 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $386

              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 PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Placeholder

              Kodak EasyShare P880

              Pro digicam

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $620 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

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