Kodak EasyShare Z980 vs Samsung HZ30W

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Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ30W

Size
Really small
Compact (107×61×28 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
245 g

galleries

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differences

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)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 15x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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
107×61×28 mm vs 91×124×105 mm
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6.5x smaller
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness
Much thinner
1.1" vs 4.1"
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3.7x thinner
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 2 f-stops better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              Z9806,400 ISO
              HZ30WNone
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Z9801,600 ISO
              HZ30W3,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Samsung HZ30W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 - $350 with 20-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $444 - $626

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Samsung HZ10W

              Samsung HZ10W

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $289

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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