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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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 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 Slightly 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
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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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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
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 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 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 PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$387

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $370 body only

$399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$160 - $279

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$227

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$695 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Does not take movies
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

$239

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

$349

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Pentax X90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$199 - $324

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Olympus SP-570 UZ

Olympus SP-570 UZ

Super zoom

$295

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Pentax XG-1

Pentax XG-1

Super zoom

$350 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Larger
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$399 - $675

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Zoom Slightly less zoom

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