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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

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
Z990 MAX:1 cm
X90:0.9 cm
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
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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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Super zoom

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$349 - $684

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$425

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $359

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom Less zoom
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$324 - $430

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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 Significantly larger screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$134 - $262

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$349 - $354

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

Casio Exilim ZR-200

Travel zoom

$159

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$704

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Slightly less zoom

appearance

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