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.
Excerpt: The Kodak PlaySport Jx3 is a compact camcorder capable of recording HD videos at 1080p. The stylish looking PlaySport comes with a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor for video quality better than point and shoot cameras.
Conclusion: The bottom line is that this camera is my new favorite gadget. I am walking around looking for things to video, and my family keeps rolling their eyes when they see me coming! The zoom is useless though, and the still camera is not the best you’ll see.
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. Of all the camcorders we've tested recently, it's the easiest to use, an
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.
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.
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.
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...