Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

80

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Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

35

Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

Size
Really small
Standard size 104x66x71 mm
Weight
Light-weight
340 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z8612 IS

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Size
Significantly smaller
104x66x71 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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2.2x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
340 g vs 780 g
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2.3x lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$299.99 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D7000's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D7000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z8612 IS:2.8"
              D7000:3"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $559 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z915

              Kodak EasyShare Z915

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $400

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

              Super zoom

              $499

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $799 body only

              $949 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $661 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Lighter
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

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