Kodak Z980 with Panasonic LZ20 Comparison

Kodak Z980 and Panasonic LZ20 Main Features

  • January, 2009
  • July, 2012
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-624 mm (24x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 25-525 mm (21x) F3.1-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 6400 ISO
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 91 x 105 mm, 445g.
  • 120 x 76 x 80 mm, 499g.
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Kodak Z980 Scores


Imaging score
34
Features score
57
Value for money score
68
Portability score
79
Overall score
51

Panasonic LZ20 Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
38
Value for money score
54
Portability score
82
Overall score
36

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 with Kodak EasyShare Z980 Overview


Let's compare Kodak EasyShare Z980 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Kodak Z980 was released in 2009, and Panasonic LZ20 in 2012. Lumix DMC-LZ20 is newer, which is a plus. EasyShare Z980 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of EasyShare Z980 is greater than that of Lumix DMC-LZ20. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Lumix DMC-LZ20), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Kodak Z980, the maximum ISO is greater by 4800. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
EasyShare Z980 has electronic viewfinder, and the Lumix DMC-LZ20 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Kodak EasyShare Z980 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting. Kodak EasyShare Z980 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting.

General EasyShare Z980 Lumix DMC-LZ20
Brand Kodak Panasonic
Model EasyShare Z980 Lumix DMC-LZ20
Announced January, 2009 July, 2012
Body Type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 10 2
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 201k pixels 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/16 sec 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.30 6.80
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm² 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400 1600
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 445 g 499 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 91 x 105 mm 120 x 76 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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