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Kodak - Playfull HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Blue/Silver

Model: Playfull Blue/SilverSKU: 2003038

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

73%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great HD pictures & videos

    Posted
    bondgirl
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I originally received a different popular camera for a gift that would not charge or turn on, and felt like it could have been purchased from a dollar store. I returned it to Best Buy with the intention of purchasing another camera in the same price range. This camera takes fantastic HD video and still pictures. You can also capture stills easily from the video which takes the pressure off of getting a great still photo. It uses an SD card - I purchased a high-quality HD video card also from Best Buy. The camera can be charged with a USB or in an electrical outlet, which was a big plus over other cameras in the price range. The LCD display is small, but the quality is excellent. The smaller screen allows the overall camera size to be smaller than a cell phone, which was also important to me. I'm not one for reading instructions, so the camera and the software is pretty simple to use! Not any problems at all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy, convenient video

    Posted
    IbizanHound06
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I've had this tiny little camcorder for a few days now and love it. No, it doesn't take video with the quality of a full sized camcorder, but it takes great video for the size and type of product that it is. It isn't meant to replace a full sized camcorder - it's meant for convenient, on-the-go video recording to upload to Facebook or YouTube and it fills that niche quite well. It's small and compact enough that I can toss it in my bag or a jacket pocket and easily access it to record when and where I want. It charges relatively quickly but eats battery quickly as well. The only complaint I have is that it is a non-removable battery. I would like the option of being able to have a backup battery, however it certainly isn't a deal-breaker for me. If you're looking for a small, compact camera for on-the-go recording, this is perfect for you. If you're looking for something to take stunning, professional type video of your child's kindergarten recital, you probably won't be happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The Price is Right, but not the Video

    Posted
    hordelover
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I got this for my wife after her 1st Gen Flip stop being so great and now that Cisco's pulling the plug we didn't want to go with Flip again. I did a little research, but didn't find a lot on this camera, so we decided to try it out ourselves. After a day/night at Sea World and some tests at home we were very unhappy. Here's my little list of issues: - Out of the Box the video is set to 720p, not 1080p as advertised on the box, I didn't notice this until halfway through the day. - The screen is incredibly small and hard to see. - The Internal battery should be AAA's or something else. - No LED Flash or light on the front. - BAD video quality at 720p, 720p 60fps and even 1080p. Grainy, bad gain and worthless, even outdoor! It's all about the CMOS Sensor People, and this one's bad! - Auto-Focus takes forever and was not reliable. - Zoom...Just Don;t Use it. Long Story short I returned this video camera and got the Sony Bloggie Touch, see my review there!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor picture and video quality

    Posted
    WKnox

    I bought this camcorder on Black Friday so I can take videos of my kids. It is cheap and has a nice design. It has a SD memory card , which is good, and I bought one and started to use it the next day. I took pictures and videos inside and outside of the house. Unfortunately, the picture and video quality is mediocre, worse if taken inside the house cause has no LED light . Switching to 1080p resolution also didn't improve the picture/video quality a lot. I agree with one of the reviewers here not to use the zoom feature, because the picture quality becomes so bad that it is useless to use it. If you are looking for a device that takes great pictures and videos and not very price sensitive, don't buy this camcorder. I was mislead by the reviews here and bought it on Black Friday. I am going to return it today and rather buy a better camcorder for an extra $50 or so.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great point and shoot camera to carry

    Posted
    datadog25
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    smaller than most cell phones, this is very easy to carry in your pocket every day. video quality is great, the image stabilization works well. where the battery is not removable, the battery lasts as promised. my girl took snapshots and short videos on a two hour drive to lake Tahoe without needing to charge the battery. without a flash or video light our images with the sun setting in the mountains are very good and colorful. the microphone gain is adjustable but even with the lowest setting we were hearing all kinds of background noises. we've uploaded family pictures and videos to facebook and youtube. the sharing software works fine. overall it's very good for such a small package. it has all the features we could want in a point and shoot camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Small, Cute, Terrible

    Posted
    Stabgotham
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    We bought this for our teenage daughter for xmas. She really enjoys making her own movies and was looking for something pocket sized that could also take still photos. This was a great option on a Black Friday sale. Unfortunately, it broke after the first hour of use. The screen went all white and she was never able to fully use it. Besides the fact that it was broken almost right out of the box, the parts were plastic-y and didn't feel well built. Drop this thing and it may blow apart like Lego's. It also did not come with any internal memory, a case, or any peripherals. We ended up returning this for a full refund and bought a Sony Bloggie Touch from another retailer (think large warehouse that rhymes with "ostco". It's a much, much better product and they had it at an incredible price with a case, HDMI cord, and a USB charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for price

    Posted
    EctronicsManiac
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased two of these for my children ages 8 and 10. Each camcorder has had an incident where I couldn't power them off, however, by either letting the battery die or by removing the memory card I was able to get the camcorders to return to normal function and haven't had an issue since. Pictures and video are good. VERY easy to use which is what I wanted for my kids. They LOVE them. These camcorders zoom in picture and video mode, which really excited the kids. My 8 year old son already connected his via the micro HDMI cable (sold separately) to our HD TV and watched his videos and pictures. I am very happy with the quality and result especially for the price of $70.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little pocket videorecorder!

    Posted
    GRACE28
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I went in to purchase a Flip. They didn't have the one I wanted. I saw this on the shelf for a similar price. I'm a big fan of Kodak, so I took a look and took a chance. GREAT little videorecorder. I liked that it took a memory card...which means I can record more as opposed to the ones (like the Flip) that have a "set" amount of memory. Battery life has been good so far. Uploading to my mac and posting to facebook have been a breeze. I would definitely recommend this product. Shop around for the right price though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for point and shoot.

    Posted
    apache645
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Got this on Black Friday and am pretty happy with it so far. Used it for the holidays and some recreational stuff so far. The camera is easy to use and comes with software to upload pics/video to FB/twitter and a few others. When recording in low light it looks like there are spots on the lcd screen but they do not show up in playback so I might be seeing things. Expandable memory is pretty nice. Overall I like the camera and hope to get some good use out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Playfull exceeded expectations!

    Posted
    FLGadgetGuy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great Price! Optional remote control and handlebar mount. Video quality is much better than expected. Even records reasonably well in low light conditions. HDMI cable free after registering. Remote control works great when reviewing on TV with HDMI cable. Note: remote only starts/stops recording and snaps pictures without cable, which is not really a problem. Sensitivity of microphone is better than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not really sure only worked for 2 days

    Posted
    Craftymom
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I really don't know much about these things but I got one for Christmas it worked for a total of about 2 hours. I took it back to Best Buy and they exchanged it. I didn't mess with it for 3 day. I finally got it up and going to find out my memory card was still in the other camera and Best Buy said they didn't have it so now I have to go but a new one to use it::{

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply to operate

    Posted
    Gref
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This was simple to use to take pictures and videos....small and compact. Best of all, it is simple to download from camcorder to my desktop; simple to delete pics or videos...and you can simply replace the memory card if necessary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Video Cam

    Posted
    PASCOTSMAN
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ideal video cam. Great for quick use. Takes super video as well as still pictures. Quality of pictures is much better than I expected from a camera this size. Carry it in my jacket pocket everywhere I go just in case I hit on that special "KODAK MOMENT"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for kids sports

    Posted
    zxcvccftgbyujkm
    • My Best Buy® Member

    i love to use it to tape my kids sporting events. It is really good for wrestling. The size makes it great to take along. The picture is good on my big screen tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but had 1 problem

    Posted
    ReviewInTheKodaks12

    I love this, but when I tried to download to the computer after every video, it had a THM file. My computer couldn't open it up so now I just delete them.

    I would recommend this to a friend