Kodak EasyShare Z980 vs Samsung HZ30W

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Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
6,400 ISO
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

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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
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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

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

              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
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Super zoom

              $450

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              External flash No external flash support
              Weight Heavier
              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Travel zoom

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $178

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Samsung HZ30W Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $271 body only

              $398 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner

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