Highly compressed video, decent lowlight, good camera for the price...
28 January 2014
Summary: I got this camera and ordered a few. They're a great value, especially when you can get them refurbished. My only issues are the video is highly compressed. But the in daylight and well lit places the video is really good. It gets usable video in lowlight, but it's not a DSLR.
Great value for the money if you don't need precision close-ups or flash
7 December 2012
Summary: This camcorder is a great value for the money for being fully high def with image stabilization and other nice features, and for having a tripod mount unlike most other models of this type. The only downside to a dirt cheap model like this compared to more expensive ones is the inability to take close ups and lack of a camera flash.
Below $60 I would pick it up, anything more I would pass for the higher end
3 July 2012
Summary: The Still is really weak, but what do you expect from such a small package. While the video is really impressive for such a small sized pocket cam. With a price of around $50 its worth the buy.
Excerpt: The Kodak ZE1 is actually pretty unique in its own way. I did notice several benefits of this camcorder over others. I will get to that later. Firstly, this camcorder is very small. It is roughly the size of a small phone, but the width is just slightly smaller while the length is slightly longer. This camcorder has a four times zoom, which is sufficient. It has a 16:9 ratio, which doesn’t really concern me as I can just re-size it through the use of a video converter.
Summary: I bought this after my beloved Flip camera died. It is a pretty good replacement. It's nice and compact so I can carry it around wherever I go. The only improvement that could be made is the dating of the videos. When I upload the videos to my computer, each one is dated with the date of the file transfer, not with the date it was actually taken.
Summary: Very pleased with this camera. The image stabilisation feature works well - get less wobbly footage as a result. It really is tiny and incredibly light - a good and bad thing: no weight or bulk to lug around, but so light that holding it still is a bit challenging, and so small that the onboard screen is really too small for watching playback.
Summary: I bought three of these cameras to help teach basic filmmaking to a group of 14 and 15 year olds at weekly after school sessions. I'm something of a camera snob myself and I own a Canon C100 camcorder which I operate for my day job, so I was a little reluctant to purchase this camera but it was the only thing cheap enough for purpose! I'd have to say they did a pretty good job - for starters the camera is absolutely, categorically idiot proof.
Summary: This is quite good for a budget video camera/Camera I do Like it it is small enough to slip in your pocket but for Video I recommend a tripod as it shows the slightest bump when in close up mode and becomes very pixelated but for the price very Good
Summary: It's ok, depends what you use it on though to be fair. The only thing that let me down was the microphone, but then again I only bought it for raves so probably not the best place for it! Video and pic quality is fine for what you pay for, as long as you're not heavily relying on the sound then definitely go for it.