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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

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
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 size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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

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
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
Z990 MAX:460k dots
X90:230k dots
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
Z990 MAX:28 mm
X90:26 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$168

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 - $579 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

$324

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
Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$140

3D Captures 3D images
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$367 - $536

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly heavier
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$280 - $319

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$315

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$149

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

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

Pentax X90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$219

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$190

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Pentax Optio 550

Pentax Optio 550

Compact

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

appearance

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