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Kodak-zi8.32671084
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Kodak Zi8

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Overall 4
4.0

This camera heated up heavily out of the box.

Amazon
28 July 2012
  • Summary: I just read in amazon.com that Kodak is phasing out its video camcorder dept. How come a camera that was less that half this price NEW and will have no support is now over $300? Mine cost me around $130 NEW, was not a year old when it went dead. I don't care about buying a battery if it is a dead battery case because I have bought batteries in the past and they either don't charge or arrive defective. So...
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Overall 3
3.0

"My hopes were too high"

periwinkle123, CNET
22 May 2010
  • Pros: Small, light and easy to use. Indoor video looks ok and bright light quality looks great on the computer. Still quality is poor or well below average compared to a regular point and shoot camera
  • Cons: Video looks poor on the HDTV. Lots of motion blur and noise especially in shaded areas or indoor lighting. Still image quality is poor or well below average compared to a regular point and shoot camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Very Disappointed..."

lkjdsfdsjdsljdsf, CNET
12 March 2010
  • Pros: Has good features on paper. better than flip
  • Cons: It froze about 30 seconds into my first usage
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Overall 4
4.0
Performance 2
2.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Don't bother

hcurvo11, Viewpoints
21 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Can't adjust the lighting, no flash. I can't take very good pictures unless it is in a semi light room. It doesn't have a flash, so you can't use it automatically to take a picture anytime. Battery life is good and recharges when plugged into a device. You can use it underwater which I have done and the pics came out good. I have had this for a year now and still can't figure out how to take quality pictures without a flash so i have not used it. I rely on my phone.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Cood design, terrible delivery"

cmartin78, CNET
19 February 2010
  • Pros: This is the first I've tried of the handycams. I like the size and sleek look of this. It's very user friendly.
  • Cons: Terrible picture and video quality. The usb is weak.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Complete Garbage..don't waste your money"

Moonbird2131, CNET
7 January 2010
  • Pros: Nothing, because it has yet to work for me
  • Cons: locks up/freezes. Won't turn off unless battery removed. No functionality.
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Overall 3
3.0

"It was good, for the time that I had it."

nickpennine, CNET
1 January 2010
Overall 4
4.0

"Great Picture - Practically Unusable"

motherspot, CNET
28 December 2009
  • Pros: Works good on a tripod and in daylight.then you can get cristal clear HD images.small enough to take along in your coatpocket.
  • Cons: uge files takes a long rendering time in edit software.unusable handheld for more than a few seconds.
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Overall 4
4.0

Kodak Zi8

Charles E. Skillin, Amazon
27 November 2009
  • Summary: Picture quality is satisfactory but not outstanding when shooting outside. The picture quality when shooting inside is very grainy. My Casio Exilim produces video clips that are comparable to the Zi8 and sharper still photos. Bottom line, save your money and buy a high quality HD camcorder.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Disappointed in video quality"

bob.mcclenahan, CNET
16 November 2009
  • Pros: Compact size, easy to use
  • Cons: Noisy picture, high computer demands, no optical zoom
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