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FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381

Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
32
Overall
35
FujiFilm Finepix Z90 front
 
Kodak EasyShare M381 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
13
Overall
26

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 Key Specs

FujiFilm Finepix Z90
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 57 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Other Name is Finepix Z91
Kodak M381
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.0-4.8) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 60 x 20mm
  • Revealed July 2009
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FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 Overview

In this article, we are matching up the FujiFilm Finepix Z90 and Kodak M381, both Ultracompact cameras by brands FujiFilm and Kodak. The sensor resolution of the Finepix Z90 (14MP) and the M381 (12MP) is fairly comparable and they come with the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Finepix Z90 was revealed 18 months after the M381 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a quick overview of how the Finepix Z90 grades vs the M381 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm Finepix Z90 over the Kodak M381

 Finepix Z90 M381 
RevealedJanuary 2011July 2009More modern by 18 months
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Kodak M381 over the FujiFilm Finepix Z90

 M381 Finepix Z90 

Common features in the FujiFilm Finepix Z90 and Kodak M381

 Finepix Z90 M381 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry around your camera, you will want to think about its weight and dimensions. The FujiFilm Finepix Z90 has got external measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Kodak M381 has dimensions of 101mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs).

Examine the FujiFilm Finepix Z90 and Kodak M381 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the Finepix Z90 versus the M381.

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Finepix Z90 and M381 is 96 and 95 respectively.

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizes just by seeing technical specs. The pic here will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Finepix Z90 and M381.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the FujiFilm Finepix Z90 to provide greater detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics far more aggressively. The fresher Finepix Z90 will have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 Portrait photography features
Kodak M381 Portrait photography features
29
decent MP (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
21
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
low MP (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 as a Street photography camera
Kodak M381 as a Street photography camera
63
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes focus by touch
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
48
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than competition (153 grams)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 Sports photography information
Kodak M381 Sports photography information
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
features tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
18
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with FujiFilm Finepix Z90
Travel photography with Kodak M381
68
includes focus by touch
decent MP (14MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
50
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (153 grams)
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 as a Landscape photography camera
Kodak M381 as a Landscape photography camera
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
28
good sized screen (3 inch)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm Finepix Z90 Vlogging details
Kodak M381 Vlogging details
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone jack
22
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
more heavy than competition (153g)
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FujiFilm Finepix Z90 vs Kodak M381 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm Finepix Z90 and Kodak M381
 FujiFilm Finepix Z90Kodak EasyShare M381
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Kodak
Model type FujiFilm Finepix Z90 Kodak EasyShare M381
Alternative name Finepix Z91 -
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2011-01-05 2009-07-29
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.0-4.8
Macro focusing distance 9cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT touchdscreen color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1400 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.10 m 3.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 133 grams (0.29 lb) 153 grams (0.34 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") 101 x 60 x 20mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-45A KLIC-7003
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD / SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $220 $170