Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX vs Pentax X90

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Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Macro focus
Great macro
0.9 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax X90.

differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 1.1 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
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
112×81×99 mm vs 124×86×94 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
428 g vs 589 g
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Around 30% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              Z990 MAX1.0 cm
              X900.9 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z990 MAX3.7"
              X903.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z990 MAX589 g
              X90428 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Z990 MAX124×86×94 mm
              X90112×81×99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              X90230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              X9026x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              X9026 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 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
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z5120

              Kodak EashShare Z5120

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $439

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

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

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $184

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Pentax K-500

              Pentax K-500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $514 body only

              $399 - $540 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $517

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $423

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $445

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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