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.
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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
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.
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...
Pros: True 1080p video resolution, Superior image quality, Electronic image stabilization (EIS), External microphone input, Accepts inexpensive SD cards up to 32GB, Easy to use, Flexible built-in USB arm
Cons: Larger than competitors, EIS can’t smooth all jitters, Lukewarm ArcSoft software package
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: What Is It? The Kodak Zi8 is an impressive solution for someone who wants to capture priceless memories and goofy moments without busting their holiday budget. Consumers can spend less than $200 on this pocket HD camcorder and capture 1080p HD footage that’s probably better than the last camera they...
Summary: With the introduction of the Zi8 , Kodak brought full 1080p HD video capture into their low-cost pocket camcorder lineup for the first time. It offers a step up from their 720p model – the Zi6 – by adding a few more bells and whistles including electronic image stabilization, an external mic jack,...
Pros: Full 1080p HD video, Excellent price, Compact size
Cons: Poor quality in low light, Digital zoom only, Interpolated still images