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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Macro focus
Great macro
0.9 cm
 
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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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Super zoom

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$350

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
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$202 - $279

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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Super zoom

$499

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Kodak EasyShare Z980

Kodak EasyShare Z980

Super zoom

$309

Wide angle Better wide angle
External flash Supports an external flash
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$325 - $390

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen size Smaller screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Pentax X90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

$220

Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zoom Less zoom
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
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Does not take movies
Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18

Travel zoom

$200

Size Significantly smaller
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$183 - $324

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

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