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: 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.
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.
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