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. One of the biggest additions is the inclusion of an external microphone jack. This means you can connect a microphone to the Zi8 and record audio in stereo.
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: Are you looking to get a pocket camcorder? There are numerous options out there but if you want to go for the best pocket video camera then you should definitely be looking at the Kodak Zi8. Read on to understand why the Kodak Zi8 is worth your money!
Excerpt: If you’ve been eying Flip Video’s popular MinoHD ( reviewed March 2009 ) but have been put off by the simple-enough-for-simpletons approach, Kodak’s Zi-8 is the pocket cam you’ve been waiting for. Think of Kodak’s feature-rich Zi-8 as the anti-Flip camera. While you can’t change the battery on the MinoHD, you can on the Zi-8. Can’t change the mic-input levels on your MinoHD? On the Zi-8 you can. Can’t play back footage in slow-motion on your MinoHD?
Pros: Replaceable battery, 1080p, included cables and charger, and SDHC support make the Zi-8 king.
Cons: Slightly bulky; audio is not sensitive; UI is slightly confusing.
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. In the end, the Zi8 is a winner due to its superior expansion features like removable SDHC flash storage and support for external microphones, as well as 1080p and 720p @ 60 fps recording modes.
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...
Excerpt: GeeksTech new pocket video camera, the Kodak Zi8. After looking long and hard, we found the right pocket video camera for us. Here is some more info about it. (remember to watch the video too :P) Spec: Capture HD quality 1080p ...
The full-featured Kodak Zi8 pocket-camcorder captures the best HD footage we've seen, but its interface and digital zoom often get in the way.
Good Gear Guide.au
18 March 2010
Summary: The full-featured Zi8 captures the best HD pocket-camcorder footage we've seen, plus it has shooting options galore. Tere are some interface and key usability issues and digital zoom often get in the way.
Pros: Sharp 1080p video and shooting options, can use earbuds as external mic
Cons: Controls are slow to respond, buggy, jumpy 4x digital zoom