Kodak Z980 with Panasonic ZS15 Comparison

Kodak Z980 and Panasonic ZS15 Main Features

  • January, 2009
  • June, 2012
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 26-624 mm (24x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 24-384 mm (16x) F3.3-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 6400 ISO
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 91 x 105 mm, 445g.
  • 105 x 58 x 33 mm, 208g.
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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 ZS15 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
40
Value for money score
57
Portability score
96
Overall score
40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 with Kodak EasyShare Z980 Overview


Let's compare Kodak EasyShare Z980 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Kodak Z980 was released in 2009, and Panasonic ZS15 in 2012. Lumix DMC-ZS15 is newer, which is a plus. EasyShare Z980 3 years older.
These two cameras have the same sensor resolution - 12 MP. 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-ZS15), 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. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
EasyShare Z980 has electronic viewfinder, and the Lumix DMC-ZS15 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 2.0 fps continuous shooting. Kodak EasyShare Z980 has 2.0 fps continuous shooting.

General EasyShare Z980 Lumix DMC-ZS15
Brand Kodak Panasonic
Model EasyShare Z980 Lumix DMC-ZS15
Announced January, 2009 June, 2012
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 10 3
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 23
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 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.30 6.40
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400 6400
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
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 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 445 g 208 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 91 x 105 mm 105 x 58 x 33 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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