Reviews and Problems with Kodak PLAYSPORT Video Camera Zx5
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23 January 2015
Summary: performs great... great looking pictures and videos. easy to hold on to. only problem is that I use it when mud riding... the locking latches fill with mud and sand and this makes it hard to open. I eventually broke the latch and not I have to use a rubber band to hold the door shut, but everything still works and is still completely waterproof. I wish it had Flash. Kodak needs to bring this camera back.
Summary: This is nice and lightweight and takes decent pictures and video. We used it snorkeling and have placed it in the pool to determine our swim form underwater. It is also nice to have when hiking/canyoneering in wet conditions where you don't have to worry about keeping your camera dry. It charges up relatively quickly and can record at least 45 min worth of video. Video above water comes out nice too.
Summary: I have had this camera for a little over 2 years and used it only 4 times. I cannot tell you how poor the workmanship is! The first time I used it, I had no problems. It was on dry land and I used it a total of 5 minutes or so. The video quality was fine; I was able to upload it fine; no problem. The 2nd time I used it was snorkeling and again, the picture quality was fine, especially compared to the cheap throwaway underwater cameras.
Summary: Do not expect these cameras to last. Bought it because Consumer Reports had rated it one of the best products. We did like it. This is our second one. Our first one lasted about 2 yrs. Thought we'd give it another chance. This one lasted 1 yr. It has condensation in the window and the camera will neither turn on, nor charge. The underwater option froze in the off position from day one. Stupid of me not to return it then.
Summary: I love this camera, but after using it the last couple of vacations, the doors have become impossible to open! I had to use a flathead screwdriver! There's a video on YouTube that shows you how to lube the sliding doors after they get stuck. I'm going to try this out so I can continue to use my camera! As far as video/picture quality, I think it's great. I don't need high quality photos, so I'm not the expert in the image quality area.
Summary: We bought this camera before our son was born (he is now almost 2) in order to have a small, affordable, easy to use, camera/video camera to help document/capture those important moments as he grows up. We have used this regularly (a few times a week) for the last 2 years and it has worked great. It has better resolution/features, and is easier to use for taking pics/video than most smart phones.
Summary: Pros: Small, fits into any pocket easily. Internal rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery holds enough power for all day normal use. Picture quality surprisingly wonderful. I also like very much the Enhanced Colors feature, which makes colors truly beautiful (this feature not available on the previous, Zx3 model). Very easy to operate with one hand. Great Image Stabilization. It is truly watertight, works well in and under water.