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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
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

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 112x81x99 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Weight
Light-weight
428 g
 
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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
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 size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs 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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $210.18 vs $245.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z990 MAX:30x
              X90:26x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Z990 MAX:460k dots
              X90:230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              Z990 MAX:28 mm
              X90:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $277

              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
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $1,350

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $328

              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

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $285

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $347

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

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

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $229

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $200

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $400

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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