Excerpt: While the Kodak Playsport Rugged Pocket Cam may not have the jaw dropping specs of other ridiculous products being announced at CES 2010, that doesn’t render it any less useful. This camera is the same device as Kodak’s respected Zi8’s pocket camcorder, packed into a smaller more ruggedized, waterproof body.
Excerpt: Even if you have a nice SLR , or a cell phone with a good camera, a dependable, inexpensive camera can be a smart buy for outdoors folk. The Kodak Playsport , which is waterproof, small, and reasonably priced at about $150, is a good choice. It is capable of shooting video in 1080p high definition and has a durable design to put up with just about anything you throw at it while playing outside.
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Excerpt: I have used video cameras for as long as I can remember. My first video camera was one of those really hefty kind that you sat on your shoulder and it used regular VCR tapes. Yeah, and I admitted it. Since then I have used every imaginable type of video camera, from ultra expensive to cheap, small to large, and everything in between including the Flip cameras.
Pros: Rugged and solid., Great price for all these features., Video quality is excellent.
Cons: Digital zoom is worthless., Digital camera options are sorely lacking.
Summary: Even if it weren't waterproof, Kodak's Playsport pocket camcorder would still be an excellent value: at $149, you can record either full HD video or 60-fps 720p video, which is perfect for fast-moving situations.
Summary: Kodak pocket HD camcorders don’t receive the recognition they deserve. The Zi8 is arguably the best pocket HD camcorder of the last generation, and the only to feature an external mic jack, but it lacks the brand recognition of the rival Flip. Still, Kodak persists, and they have done something impressive with the new Kodak PlaySport . That is, produce a waterproof 1080p pocket camcorder for an MSRP of $150. Does it meet the high standard set by the Zi8 ?
Pros: Great video in good light, Waterproof as advertised, HDMI cable included
Summary: D o you prefer shooting video or snapping still images? Kodak made plenty of fans with its previous pocket camcorder release, the Zi8, so when the company pulled back the curtain on the next ultracompacket HD camera, hype was in no short supply. Set for release in early April, the Kodak PlaySport builds on many of the same great features that made the Zi8 such an awesome gadget, only now in a smaller, water-resistant package that adds several improvements and an...
Summary: Now that most new phones offer hi-def video recording, the niche for pocket camcorders is looking slim, especially in light of Cisco’s recent decision to discontinue its Flip range. However, if it’s quality footage you want, phones still don’t come close. Kodak has an impressive track record here, with its ZX1 producing superb movies for such a tiny gadget, so our hopes for the 2011 update of the rugged PlaySport were high. Surfer chic First impressions are good.
Excerpt: has decided to glide through the winds of change by navigating its future on print solutions, affordable digital cameras and handheld video cameras. Their Kodak Playsport camera competes with every smartphone that shoots video as well as Cisco's successful Flip line of handheld cameras but Kodak's rugged, intuitive and waterproof shooter carves its own niche as the de facto camera for the sporty set.