Kodak EasyShare Z980 vs Samsung HZ30W

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Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ30W

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 107x61x28 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm

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
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
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 1 f-stop better
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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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              Z9806,400 ISO
              HZ30WNone
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Z9801,600 ISO
              HZ30W3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $690

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $164

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Samsung HZ30W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $226

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Lighter
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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