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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weight
Light-weight
428 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom Slightly more zoom 30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 1.1 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.7" vs 3.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 16s vs 4s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax X90

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Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller 112x81x99 mm vs 124x86x93 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 428 g vs 589 g
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Around 30% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
Z990 MAX:1 cm
X90:0.9 cm
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Thickness Quite thick Help
Z990 MAX:3.7"
X90:3.9"
Weight Heavy Help
Z990 MAX:589 g
X90:428 g
Size Large Help
Z990 MAX:124x86x93 mm
X90:112x81x99 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
Z990 MAX:5 fps
X90:1.1 fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
Z990 MAX:30x
X90:26x
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
Z990 MAX:28 mm
X90:26 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Weight Is slightly heavier
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$337

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$289 - $390

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Super zoom

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Slightly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Super zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $290 body only

$350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$376 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $656 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Pentax X90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$180 - $200

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

$500

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Screen size Much smaller screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$600

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Less zoom

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