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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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 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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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 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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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
        Z990 MAX:1080p @ 30fps
        DMC-FZ150:1080p @ 60fps
        Supports RAW RAW support Help
        Better editing
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        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 Common Weaknesses

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        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        Z990 MAX:30x
        DMC-FZ150:24x

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $319 - $390

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $528 - $696 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
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 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
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $219 - $230

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Kodak PixPro AZ521

        Super zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        $379

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $179 - $275

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Kodak PixPro AZ361

        Kodak PixPro AZ361

        Super zoom

        $179

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $405 - $598

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $365

        Lowest price Much cheaper
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $469

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Significantly larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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