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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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Pentax X90 over the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX.
 
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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
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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

        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        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 PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $160 - $227

        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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 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
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $189

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $175 - $279

        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
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $350

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $190

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $397

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $244 - $324

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        $450

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Lowest price More expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Super zoom

        $377 - $499

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Pentax X70

        Pentax X70

        Super zoom

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix P7000

        Nikon Coolpix P7000

        Pro digicam

        $349

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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