Kodak Z990 summary
Kodak Z990 is Kodak's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially launched on January of 2011. The camera comes with a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is also known as "EasyShare Max" in some regions.
The Z990 is ranked #179 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #801 out of 1431 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your customized criteria.
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Kodak Z990 history
The Kodak Z990 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can view all past and current models along with key specs.
Kodak Z990 Gallery
You can look at the Z990 from various angles in the gallery below.
Kodak Z990 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Kodak Z990 based on factors which are typically regarded as important in a digital camera.
Kodak Z990 Sensor specs
The measurement of the sensor on the Kodak Z990 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and gives a standard ISO range of 125 to 6400. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the Z990's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The Z990 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Kodak Z990 dimensions
Kodak Z990 weighs 0.98 lbs (445 grams or 15.70 ounces) and features external dimensions of 124mm x 91mm x 105mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 4.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Kodak Z990 is more heavy as compared with its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Kodak Z990 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button design on the Z990.
Kodak Z990 Lens details
The Z990 has got a built in lens having a focal range of 28-840mm giving it a 30.0 x zoom which is significant and can allow you to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 and that is fairly sluggish and not the best in low light circumstances and you will find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also need to up your ISO giving you noisy photos. With the long end, 840mm is amazing zoom and comes to f5.6 making it pretty sluggish and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Kodak Z990 Connectivity
The Z990 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send images and at times adjust settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Kodak Z990 Video details
The highest possible video quality on the Kodak Z990 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance for video quality versus file size but 1080p won't give you much room to crop. The body does not offer a mic or headphone jack which means you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to shop for another model in case you require good audio in your videos.
Kodak Z990 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Kodak Z990 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Kodak Z990 Screen and Viewfinder
The Kodak Z990 comes with a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 460k dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Kodak Z990 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be quite valuable.
Kodak Z990 Shutter details
Kodak Z990 has the capability to shoot continuously at 6.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Kodak Z990 Flash and Hot shoe details
Kodak Z990 includes just built-in flash without external flash support.
Kodak Z990 Autofocus details
Kodak Z990 includes only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and exact as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which can be useful for people photography.
Kodak Z990 features manual focus when needed for low light occasions or you need more precise control on focus.
Kodak Z990 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the best (600) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:
Kodak Z990 for specific categories of photography
The following graph presents a outline of the Kodak Z990 for specific categories of photography. To view more, check out the specific section underneath.
Kodak Z990 Portrait photography advice
The Kodak Z990 receives a rating of 41 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support along with the potential to work with external flash.
Street photography with Kodak Z990
With a modest points tally of 54, the Kodak Z990 is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Kodak Z990 Sports photography factors
A lousy sports photography points total of 34 indicates the Kodak Z990 is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Kodak Z990 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really crucial when picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Kodak Z990 gets a moderate 51 as a travelling camera which is relatively acceptable to purchase for your journeys.
Kodak Z990 Landscape photography info
If you are looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Kodak Z990 and it's modest score of 46 for a landscape camera is fairly acceptable within the current market.
Kodak Z990 Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera should posses a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Kodak Z990 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a lousy rating of 28.
Kodak Z990 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the Z990, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall within the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph below offers you an overview of the Z990 compared to it's highest scoring competitors suggested above.
Following are several cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.