Kodak Z980 with Panasonic ZS40 Comparison

Kodak Z980 and Panasonic ZS40 Main Features

  • January, 2009
  • January, 2014
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 18 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 26-624 mm (24x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.3-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 6400 ISO
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 200k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • -
  • Built-In GPS
  • 124 x 91 x 105 mm, 445g.
  • 111 x 64 x 34 mm, 240g.
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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 ZS40 Scores


Imaging score
36
Features score
63
Value for money score
71
Portability score
94
Overall score
55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 with Kodak EasyShare Z980 Overview


Let's compare Kodak EasyShare Z980 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Kodak Z980 was released in 2009, and Panasonic ZS40 in 2014. Lumix DMC-ZS40 is newer, which is a plus. EasyShare Z980 5 years older.
The sensor resolution of Lumix DMC-ZS40 is greater than that of EasyShare Z980. The difference of 6 MP is quite a lot. 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-ZS40), 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 3200. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Lumix DMC-ZS40 has a higher resolution of 200k dots, EasyShare Z980 has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. 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 10.0 fps continuous shooting. Kodak EasyShare Z980 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General EasyShare Z980 Lumix DMC-ZS40
Brand Kodak Panasonic
Model EasyShare Z980 Lumix DMC-ZS40
Announced January, 2009 January, 2014
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 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% 100%
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 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps 10.0 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, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
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 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 6400 3200
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 6400
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 Built-In
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 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 445 g 240 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 91 x 105 mm 111 x 64 x 34 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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