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Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung HZ30W

Size
Really small
Compact 107x61x28 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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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 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 Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        Z980:6,400 ISO
        HZ30W:None
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 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

        Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,155 body only

        $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        External flash No external flash support
        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
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $439

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        External flash No external flash support

        Samsung HZ30W Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung HZ35W

        Samsung HZ35W

        Travel zoom

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        GPS Has a GPS
        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $96 - $98

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $400

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Samsung SL820

        Samsung SL820

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

        Travel zoom

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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