Summary: I ordered ten of these as a gift for primary school children and was disapointed to find that three had faulty batteries and couldn't be recharged. I was further disapointed when Amazon directed me to deal with Kodak direct and on contacting Kodak have been tranferred to various departments without any joy.I am resigned to having to dump these cameras. I will never purchase cameras or electrical items through Amazon again.
Summary: I bought this for my Husband's 30th birthday, i thought i would be lovely to video his birthday and our young Son. I did alot of reading up before buying this to make sure this was a good handheld camera, although there were a few bad reviews nothing too bad caught my attention so i purchased it. My Husband opened it and was pleased, we used it and found although the video wasnt great it was good enough for what we wanted.
Summary: The camera was great until I decided to use it in water. It lasted maybe 5 minutes. It wasn't even 1m deep. I was going to use it while snorkeling but it didn't last that long. Waterproof? I think not. Fail.
Summary: I am sad to say that today I recieved the second Z5 to find it had exactly the same fault as the last, plug in to pc, unit froze, on button lit,no responce! such a shame as it looks great and I had such high hopes for my new holiday camera....I will just be getting a refund now...BOO kodak!
Summary: I can't wrap my head around the fact that this "waterproof" camera has spring assited battery and memory card port, without a saftey latch. I wanted to buy it so bad, but i couldn't get past the fact that a simple bump of either side would allow a spring to pop open one of the ports and allow water in. most people that design "waterproof" electronics put a saftey catch on such openings. PPD. sorry Kodak...
Summary: I like everything about this cheap handy waterproof camera, apart from the fact it's not waterproof. After about spending ten minutes in half a meter of water, the screen fogged up and then the unit failed. Strangely, it appears that it didn't leak through either of the waterproof doors as their insides were dry, maybe the microphone? Anyway severely disappointing!
Summary: *** Nov 2011 Another 6 months (with very little use, only on dry land) It has finally packed up, will not charge, new battery makes no difference. Can't bear to go back to Kodak support - my last encounter was too painful. In the bin it goes! *** After using this product for about 4 months, on dry land and in the calmish waters, I ventured into the sea to capture some surfing action. The waves were about 4ft, so the camera was taking a bit of a battering.
Summary: This camera looked perfect for our trip to Florida - the prospect of filming HD in the water parks particularly appealing. Spent ages reading reviews on Amazon and elsewhere, and watched loads of sample videos on YouTube which promised brilliant results - so decided to take the plunge and go ahead and buy it. When the camera arrived I decided to try it out on our 42" Samsung HD TV before going to the additional expense of buying a memory card.
Summary: I haven't even had a chance to try these suckers out because there's a very noticeable defect that i'm surprised no one else here has indicated. I bought one from Dell, exchanged it for another, same problem, then returned that one, and bought this one from Amazon, only to be disappointed and had to return it. They all have this one single problem: there is a black spot 3/4 of the way towards the bottom, just slightly right to the centre.
Summary: Meine Frau wollte diesen Camcorder unbedingt haben weil ihr das Design so gefallen hat. Leider hat das Gerät schon nach ca. 1 Monat und kaum Nutzungdauer seinen Geist aufgegeben (weshalb ich zu den tech. Details nicht viel sage kann) und garnichts ging mehr. Der Camcorder wurde dann komplett samt Zubehör in Original Verpackung abgeholt und ich bekam nach einiger Zeit ein "neues" Gerät.