Summary: I purchased a Kodak Mini camera with hopes to use it in my classroom. I purchased it in Feb and didn't use it until May. After only a few uses, the camera froze and would not record. Since it was passed the 90 days, despite not having used it more than three times, I was unable to return it. Very disappointed!
Summary: Bought this camera for a trip to Cancun last week. Tested it out at home (took pics and videos then downloaded them to my computer) and made sure it was all ready for 4 days in the pool. Took 1 picture after getting to Cancun and into the pool and all seemed well!! Turned it on a few minutes later........and it was fried. Severely bummed and lost out on a ton of great picture opportunities.......
Summary: The day I received the camera I took a few photos and downloded them to my computer (they seemed very dark and not sharp). Then when I tried to use it a few days later to see if I can take better pictures, it turned on with the Kodak logo and that's it - no picture, no sound, no nothing. I tried reseting and contacted the Kodak help who also told me to reset and to remove the memory card but nothing helped and it was dead.
Decent enough for the price, but broke very easily and was rendered useless.
19 September 2011
Summary: The camera worked for a couple of days for what I wanted it for--recording while in the pool and outside during Hurricane Irene. the problem is that the video quality isn't very good, the sound quality is awful and most of the time you can't hear anything, and worst of all the latch that you NEED to make this thing waterproof breaks VERY easily just from 10-15 or so times or regular careful opening to access the USB stick to transfer videos.
Summary: The camera is pretty user friendly, but it does NOT seem to be compatible with my MAC. So I can not edit or post the photos. We can watch them on our TV, but I wanted to be able to share the videos. Price was great, but it was misleading for it to not function with MAC. I bought the software (imovie) Kodak said to get, but still doesn't work.
Summary: First off, let me say that I have a Flip video that I purchased about two years ago. I use my camera as a cheap document camera at school and also to record class projects and school events. My Flip video has been above and beyond my expectations and well worth the price ( a little over $100) for its' ease of use, clear HD pictures and videos, and the fact that I have dropped it more than once so it is very kid-and teacher -friendly.
Summary: I like the size and portability. The USB charger is a plus with no batteries to keep on hand, but the latch on the bottom is much harder to close than necessary, and I'm pretty sure it will break off sooner or later. Very intuitive and I had no need to even read the minimal instructions. Just pop it into a USB port on your computer and the software installs itself. However, none of that matters since the video quality is terribly grainy and pixelated.