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Kodak-zi8.32671084
6.8 out of 10

Kodak Zi8

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Overall 6
6.0

Good value in a pocketable camcorder

alphaquhp, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The external mic jack is a great option to have for a camcorder.  You can definitely get better audio for your videos.  The macro option was nice, although I didn't use it much.  But really, the fact that you can just throw it in your pocket/purse/whatever was great.  The 1080p video was great quality but I still shot most of my movies at 720p at 60fps. My primary problem with this camcorder is the battery life.
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Overall 6
6.0

great price, but you get what you pay for

chicagotiger, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Kodak Zi8 is one of the most affordable pocket video cameras in the space.  At under $100 it's nearly half the price of competitor FLIP phone.  Like most pocket cams it's pretty easy to use which for non-techie, along with the price they'll probably find that to be a great feature.  The video quality for the price is actually really decent, there's been many complaints about the sound, but it sounds like the firmware has been updated, we haven't had any major issues.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Very good quality Camcorder for the money but..."

sarahkuznik, CNET
25 May 2011
  • Pros: Very good quality, perfect size to travel with, and battery is moderately long lasting
  • Cons: it doesn't support MAC. I am a heavy MAC user. :(
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Overall 6
6.0

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joiyasopiya, Ebay
2 January 2011
  • Summary: The product is well made and the pictures are good in lighting. What I don't like about this item is that I can't seem to get a good video in dim places.You can't even adjust your setting to even make it look half decent.
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Overall 6
6.0

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louiepa58, Ebay
12 December 2010
  • Summary: Good camera overall, but I believe some of the reviews were written before actual use. Image stabilization not as good as expected from reading other reviews.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Just Okay, not great"

PeterSnipes, CNET
1 November 2010
  • Pros: Video resolution, compact, addable memory
  • Cons: Poor capture under low lighting, weak focus stability, average battery life
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Overall 6
6.0

"good camera.Image quality not better than Flip Ultra HD"

renatofuzz, CNET
14 June 2010
  • Pros: Good battery life. faster recharging time. Mic input jack
  • Cons: slower focus
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Overall 6
6.0

beware the firmware . . . upgrade

NS "NS", Amazon
25 April 2010
  • Summary: I was looking for a great pocket camcorder and thought I found it with the Zi8. I also bought the Zi8 sleeve for $20 and an sdhc 16 gb card for $40. Amazon did a great job packaging and sending the items, but that's where the excitement ended. After charging the battery and doing the initial tasks, I checked the Info portion on the menu and it did indeed reflect the 1.06 firmware. Low and behold, I still had major problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Has It's Ups and Downs, But Ultimately it Has a Mic Jack

nad_masters, epinions.com
16 April 2010
  • Summary: There's slightly more bad points than good, but if sound is important, the external mic jack tips the scale.
  • Pros: External Mic Jack, Standard SDHC cards, macro mode, Up to 1080p resolution, Replacable battery
  • Cons: Hole in focus range, 1080p looks like 720p, Short battery life, No mono mode
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Overall 6
6.0

Sent it back. Twice.

D. Morrow, Amazon
7 April 2010
  • Summary: Received the first one but it had been opened and used. Lots of fingerprints. Every package in the box and the box itself had been retaped with scotch tape. Received the second one and all was great after the firmware upgrade except: The zoom makes the picture go dark half way into the zoom unless in a very bright room in all modes expept 1080. Pros: I love the external mic. The sound is great with one. I love the ease of use.
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