Canon SX410 IS has a 20.0MP 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm ) sized CCD sensor and features DIGIC 4+ processor. On the other hand, Kodak Z980 has a 12.0MP 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm ) sized CCD sensor . Canon SX410 IS's sensor provides 8MP more than Kodak Z980's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. You can print your images larger or crop more freely.
On the other hand, please keep in mind that Max sensor resolution is not the only determinant of resolving power. Factors such as the optical elements, low pass filter, pixel size and sensor technology also affects the final resolution of the captured image.
Below you can see the SX410 IS and Z980 sensor size comparison.
Canon SX410 IS and Kodak Z980 have almost the same sensor size so none of them has any significant advantage over other in providing control over depth of field when used with same focal length and aperture.