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Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ30W

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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Advantages of the Kodak Z980

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the Z980's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 15x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Samsung HZ30W

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Size Much smaller 107x61x28 mm vs 91x124x105 mm
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6.5x smaller
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Much thinner 1.1" vs 4.1"
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3.7x thinner
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Weight Lighter 245 g vs 445 g
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More than 40% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HZ30W's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        Z980:6,400 ISO
        HZ30W:None
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        External flash No external flash support
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D5000

        Nikon D5000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Olympus SP-590 UZ

        Olympus SP-590 UZ

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Samsung HZ30W Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB700

        Samsung WB700

        Travel zoom

        $410

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Slightly smaller
        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $129

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
        Nikon 1 S1

        Nikon 1 S1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $265 with 11-2mm lens

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Samsung HZ35W

        Samsung HZ35W

        Travel zoom

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        GPS Has a GPS
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $349 - $354

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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