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

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Weight
Light-weight
428 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX.
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differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z990 MAX

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 4s
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4x longer exposures
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.7" vs 3.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              Z990 MAX1.0 cm
              X900.9 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Z990 MAX1/2.5" 6.13x4.51mm
              X901/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              X90230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              X9026 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              X9026x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              Z990 MAX1080p @ 30fps
              X90720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $810

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $256

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              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 significantly narrower aperture

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $549

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Super zoom

              $230

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Pentax X70

              Pentax X70

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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