Summary: The camera is hard to hold so you need a tripod. The Kodak Pocket Video Digital Camera Remote Control doesn't work to zoom in or out, only to start or stop it. I bought it to video myself in presentations so i planned to use a tripod anyway but there is no way to reverse the screen so that I can see if I am even in the frame.
Summary: The nice thing about this camera is it's small. and the battery life really is not that bad. And the macro-mode works pretty good. the terrible aspects of this camera is although you can take still pictures with it you'll be better off getting clearer pictures just recording in 1080p. the grain factor makes it impossible for any detail.
If its reburbished dont expect much. If new, I'm sure you'd love it.
4 March 2013
Summary: I bought my Kodak playtouch on ebay, refurbished. The best thing about it, is its easy to use, most people think its a cell phone. I am not satisfied with it, for if I record a .45-1:00 minute video of my grandkids, the first half audio and video is perfect, then it turns into loud static noise and there are various colors of lines across the screen when watching the video. I'm glad I got it for around $20.00, half was shipping.
The camera takes amazing video but is impossible to keep charged for any length of time
Adam Alvarez, Amazon
11 December 2012
Summary: Perhaps the charging system on my particular camera is defective but I have not been able to enjoy the Kodak play touch camera for any more than five or ten minutes before it goes completely dead even after hours of charging. I have been forced to rely on extension cords to get my videos shot for a very important class project since I didn't have the luxury of time to send the camera back and wait for another.
Summary: I was quite happy with the video quality and ease of use of this camera. Then when it was 5 months old, the touch screen would no longer respond properly. It may have something to do with the fact that I would often use it on a tripod and I noticed that the camera would flex. In any case, I would avoid the touchscreen.
"Great video/images in good lighting,touch screen broken"
10 November 2011
Pros: All you people who say this camera has bad quality must be totally noobs at video and photography. This video camera is great for shooting outdoors. It's actually has very good quality with good lighting. Shooting indoors will be slightly grainy because
Cons: 2 months after I got the video camera the touch screen calibration got all messed up and hated trying to use the sreen. It's still messed up and if I had know this was going to happen I would have never got it. Other than it having terrible a terrible m
Posting on social networks "yes" recording that special moment "NO"
27 July 2011
Summary: Nice looking product...but Stills... No optical zoom means the more you zoom the worse (grainy) the picture gets. Picture quality is ok outside with no zoom in full sun any less and again there goes the picture quality. Video... No optical zoom means the more you zoom the worse the picture gets. 1080p @ 30fps is your best bet for good video.