A Review of the Kodak Zi8 as a YouTube Digital Camcorder
19 May 2011
Summary: Of the three cheap digital camcorders reviewed in this series, the Kodak Zi8 is the best choice for creating and uploading videos to YouTube. Read this review to find out what you’ll be missing if you don’t choose the Kodak Zi8.
Kodak Zi8 1080p HD Pocket Video Camera Long-Term Review
11 January 2011
Conclusion: The Kodak Zi8 is without a doubt one heck of a pocket HD camcorder and I doubt there is anything remotely similar that can outperform it at it's under $200 price range. This is without a doubt Editor's Choice material despite little shortcomings.
Lights.. Camera.. Action ! The *NEW* KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera i
Life In A House of Blue !
1 November 2010
Excerpt: I was more than excited to receive the KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera just in time for my trip to Izeafest ! I must say this Pocket Video Camera did not disappoint ! Besides capturing great high-quality full 1080p High Definition video it is also take 5 MP HD still pictures. This is great for me!
Summary: Final Thoughts
This pocket video camera is a great addition to the line of digital video cameras from Kodak. We already looked at the Zx1 and they do have the Zi6. The Zi8 adds the Full HD 1080p recording and some other things that many people would have wanted on the Zi6 and Zx1.
Pros: – Easy to use, – Shoots in 1080p, 720p, and 720p at 60 fps, – External microphone jack
Cons: – Not the greatest camera to use in low light
Excerpt: Although our first mini HD camcorder rodeo roundup crowned Cisco’s Flip UltraHD the reigning king of mini HD camcorders, six months can make a world of difference. Kodak’s new Zi8 bucks the leader by addressing many of its predecessor’s shortcomings, while systematically outdoing the competition on...
Conclusion: Overall the 180 USD Kodak Zi8 is a fantastic pocket video camera for the price. Low light performance has always been a challenge for these types of cameras and the Zi8 is no exception; expect some grain in less than optimal lighting conditions.
Excerpt: It took a few college tries, but Kodak’s line of pocket handicams now officially blows Pure Digital’s wildly popular Flip series out of the water. Inside and out, the Zi8 is brimming with upgrades (1080p) and little touches (a legit microphone jack!
Pros: Lighter, shorter, sleeker body than the previous models. Lithium-ion battery (no more AAs) lasts more than an hour. HD enthusiasts will appreciate the difficulty of deciding between 720p (60fps) and 1080p (30fps). Audiophiles will love the mic jack. Show-offs will utilize the HDMI-out to splay vi...
Cons: Red recording light is a stealth-killer. Digizoom is a res-killer. No included SD card is a buzz-killer. Plastic body shows every smudge. Unexceptional 5-MP stills.
Conclusion: With 1080p video, 5-megapixel still image capture, and more features than we've seen in any other pocket video camera, the Zi8 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, earning our Editors' Choice.
Pros: Nice price. Records 1080p video. 5-megapixel still image capture. Face detection, electronic image stabilization, and macro mode. Expandable memory. External mic port. Ships with an HDMI cable.
Cons: Jerky zoom. Subpar still image quality. Mediocre built-in mic. Hyper-sensitive buttons. Can get very hot with extended use.
Review: Kodak Remote Control for Zx1, Zi8 and PlaySport Pocket Video Cameras
18 June 2010
Excerpt: This handy little remote control makes it super easy to start and stop recording video from across the room‚ specially great for when you want to get in the action. The remote also lets you comfortably enjoy your videos on your...