Excerpt: This pocket camcorder from Kodak takes high-definition videos at 720p resolution at 60 frames per second. With built-in USB, it can easily upload videos to YouTube and record up to 32GB worth of video. The Zi6 comes with a 2x zoom, a 2.4-inch LCD and has an SD/SDHC card expansion slot. It measures 63x114x235mm and weighs just 107g.
Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera 2.4-Inch Display: Go Back To The Drawing Board
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: I purchased the Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera because of the Kodak name. I figured Kodak would be ahead of Flip and the other pocket video producers. What a disappointment. The Kodak Zi6 has a fantastic 720p capability, but no image stabilization. This means you need to use a tripod or stay fixed while shooting. I got blurred video shots and the brightness technology needs some work.
Conclusion: Kodak's first dedicated video camera carves out its niche in the YouTube camcorder space, offering HD capabilities. Whether that's a plus or a minus comes down to how much you value video quality in an inexpensive video camera.
Pros: HD video capture. Large, bright screen. Macro mode. Still-image capture. Solid speaker.
Cons: Large footprint. Heavy. Very little built-in memory.
Summary: The Kodak Zi6 is well-built and feels substantial. We liked its large, responsive buttons and controls. However, thereâ€™s no USB extension cable or removable SD/SDHC Card provided in the box and the mono microphone picks up operational noise.
Excerpt: If you haven’t seen this video camera in person, it’s about the size of a cell phone (almost exactly the same size as the Apple iPhone, but a little thicker: 2.5 inches x 4.5 inches x 0.9 inches), with a 2.4-inch LCD screen and controls on one side, and the lens and speaker/microphone on the other. It’s weighs in, with batteries, at 5.6 ounces. Basically, it’s an HD video camera that you can carry around easily in your pocket.
Summary: Included in the box of the Zi6 is the camera itself, a Kodak branded charger with 2 AA batteries (pre-charged!), AV and HD cables, a manual and a CD containing a version of the Arcsoft video editing package. Now, on to the most important part of the camera; video quality. Let me open immediately by letting you know that the Zi6 will not be replacing a professional grade HD camcorder any time soon.
Summary: One of the most trusted names in photography and video, Kodak offers up its spin on the high-definition mini camcorder with the Zi6. This reasonably priced camera records video in a 1280 x 720 resolution at both 30 and 60 frames per second, however, the resolution is forced to dip to 720p to accommodate for the smoother filming speeds.
Summary: The Kodak Zi6 is lightweight, easy to use, and takes smooth HD video and crisp Macro photos. And it holds SD Cards, something the Flip Mino and Video Ultra don’t do—all this for $179, the same price as the Flip Mino. The Mino has a more streamlined design, but we’d rather carry and use the Kodak Zi6, despite the lack of built-in video-editing capabilities.
Pros: Records 720p HD video at 60 fps, Takes 3-MP still photos, Can accommodate SD Cards up to 32GB, Great price,
Cons: No optical zoom or image stabilization, Short battery life, Editing software not included,