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Reasons to buy the Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

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
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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
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
Z990 MAX:28 mm
X90:26 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$427 - $440 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 P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$439

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $699 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

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
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$583

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$300

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$395 - $479

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$173

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

Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$195 - $324

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$149 - $180

Size Significantly smaller
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Travel zoom

$223

Size Significantly smaller
Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Ultra compact

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Travel zoom

$124

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zoom Less zoom

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