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
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
430 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
0.9 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO

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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" 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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs 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
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
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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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 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 MAX124x86x93 mm
              X90112x81x99 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX30x
              X9026x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX28 mm
              X9026 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX460k dots
              X90230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              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
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $259

              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 L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

              Digicam

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $400

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot A640

              Canon PowerShot A640

              Digicam

              $640

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-x

              Pentax K-x

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $488

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $316

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed

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