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Kodak - Playsport High-Definition Camcorder with 2" Color LCD Monitor-Angle_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Pocket Digital Camera

    Posted
    FatherOfTwins
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I recently purchased this camera to record all the little moments of our twins. I liked the idea of the camera being waterproof to 9 ft. This feature makes it great for the beach, pool, or wet outdoor activities. So far the camera meets all of my expectations and I can't wait to try it under water. Works well indoors with moderate lighting considering it does not have a built in light. The zoom becomes alittle grainy at times. The 5 MP camera feature takes nice clear pictures. The video features 720p and 1040p are sharp and clear. The only minor draw back I found is the one time install of the ARCSOFT MEDIAIMPRESSION software which is preinstalled in the camera. I Have several computers and this limits where I can download the pics and videos. Once downloaded it is very easy to send to others and U Tube. The software makes it simple and has alot of features to customize your recordings. The main reason I purchased this camera was due to it being waterproof and it fits in my pocket. For the price and features it is a really great deal. I am considering purchasing more as gifts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good for the Money

    Posted
    Raltar
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I am the Internet Sales Manager for a Car Dealership so I needed something that can get wet and take some abuse. I ended on this camera which so far so good. I like the fact that there are only 5 buttons to play with so taking pictures are quick and easy. I take a lot of Pictures per car (50+) and I am outside so the soft plastics help with dropping and weather. The 1080 Camera does work very well and it does work ok with low light. (Not as good as the promo video would lead you to believe. I do have a couple of grips about this camera. 1) If you are taking a picture closer then 3 feet away, everything is blurry. Zero Closeup ability. 2)It does say it but it kinda sucks that the pictures turn out in the 16.9 format. Any normal person taking pictures will have to edit them to fit. I hope you found this review helpful

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value, features, and durability

    Posted
    cal6789999
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    After recently purchasing a new HDTV, Blu-Ray and receiver, we didn't have the funds to buy the pricier HD camcorder we wanted but wanted to be able to record video of our newborn in HD. After doing some research I found the Playsport to be top-rated, a bargain price, and feature-laden. When the newborn came five weeks early, we had just purchased the product and memory card (purchased separately, of course, which I wanted, i.e. I did not want internal memory). Not having much time to read the book, I found the ease of use to be pretty intuitive but some things were a bit confusing. The 5 MP camera is adequate for nice shots on the go and having a toddler who loves to swim, it being waterproof was a bonus. It came with an HDMI cable and two ways to charge it which is conventient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little camera for not a lot of money

    Posted
    Jefftech
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    This is my first simple video camera. It took me about 2 minutes to be set up and taking videos. I mainly use the 720p/30 fps setting, which gives a good balance of picture quality vs. storage space required. A little more than 2 hours of video fits on an 8 GB memory card at this resolution. It's water resistant, that feature alone makes this camera the one to get. Even if you never take it in the water you still don't have to worry about rain or spilled lemonade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camcorder for active lifestyles

    Posted
    Erok

    This is a great camcorder. It's comapct, easy to operate with one hand, and the video and sound are very impressive. We've used it to record high school football games and the video quality was clear and vivid. It even picks up sound clearly (sometimes more than you want, but the sensitivity is adjustable). I attached it to my mountain bike and got great footage of single track trail riding. Overall its a great little camcorder for the money, and it's waterproof to 10 feet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Water RESISTANT

    Posted
    LamontS
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've noticed a few people were disappointed that the camera eventually filled with water when used for under water pictures. I'd like to point out to that "resistant" means it will resist water leaking in up to 10' deep. What this really means is that the pressure of water at ten feet can be resisted for a short time. So rain splattering on the camera or accidental submersion in water will likely not hurt anything but prolonged exposure to water isn't going to go well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    AVOID!!!

    Posted
    kenbr
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Bought specifically for trip to Hawaii. Jumped in water, took 8 pictures (more than adequate quality) and then watched the camera short out as the water leaked into the housing. Never got a single picture of my kids snorkeling. Now, if I want to see the ocean, I just have to tilt the camera from side to side and watch the water in the screen. All the doors were closed properly. No damage to (new) camera. PS. Now SD card is trashed too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY

    Posted
    SSSINC
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    THIS 5 MEGAPIXEL POCKET CAMERA IS A WASTE OF MONEY ZOOM IS BAD, PICTURE QUALITY IS BAD, MOVIE HIGH DEF IS GOOD THERE IS TO MUCH OF HAVING TO SWITCH THINGS AROUND BEFORE YOU TAKE A MOVIE OR PICTURE. HERES THE SECRET NO ONE TELLS YOU THE MOVIES ARE RECORDED IN .MOV CODEC WHICH IS PROPRITARY CODEC U MUST USE APPLE QUICK TIME TO PLAY BACK SO NONE OF MY SOFTWARE WOULD PLAY SOUND EXCEPT APPLE WHICH IS BALONEY. SO SKIP THIS PRODUCT AND GET A UNDER WATER DIGITAL REGULAR CAMERA. I RETURNEDTO STORE!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for action sports, camping, etc.

    Posted
    JoeG222

    The name Playsport says it all. This camera is great for taking video while riding a bike, or a wave, or while in the pool with the kids. The underwater mode and capability makes for some very cool underwater pictures. The camera has only digital zoom, but it's really meant to be close to the action. The video is captured in MOV format and the provided software also renders video in that format.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for the Money

    Posted
    dukus
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Over all this is a great camera. I recently used it while snorkling in the Bahamas. there is a small learning curve to it. you can not see your screen and dont really know what you are recording. But after a few minutes you get it figured out. It was perfect for me. i just wanted to capture a few underwater pictures and some video. Its small size, easy to use features, and low price made it the perfect camera for me

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kodak Playsport

    Posted
    Skier23
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When Charging the camera, the cord or phone has to be sitting just right or the phone will not charge. Something is not right with this and I have not had the time to take it back to have it fixed or replaced. Also, the camera does not turn itself off when it is not in use for some time. This caused the battery to discharge quickly. Other than the above issues, this is a great camera and is easy to use. Easy to carry with me in pocket. Love it, so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Camcorder for the Price

    Posted
    Bodysnatcher

    I bought this for snorkling and for the money you really cant complain. It is very easy to use. And it is waterproof. I was able to easily download the software that came with it so I can just take the memory card out and download it. I think the video quality is great. I also bought a lttle accesary pakage and for a total price of less than $130.00 it is a great buy. This is about the size of my cell phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    more than worth the $149.00

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Excellent camera for the money. bought for vaccation at disney knowing it would take some abuse with 2 boys 7&11. water proof to 10' came in really handy at water parks, not to mention afternoon showers.the whole family enjoyed taking vidioes going down the raft rides and under water funny face videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meets All My expectations

    Posted
    Gsanford33
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This Camera is a great buy. It offers a brilliant picture very vivid and clear, much better than any other camera of this price or size. It's very handy and easy to handle, can be placed in a pocket. I use it to work on my golf game by tapping my swing to analyze later. I love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera for the price

    Posted
    Wheels899
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like the different features it offers. I find it difficult to push the zoom up and down buttons. I wish they where a little bigger. When changing the camera quality or to stills, you have to be quick or it resets. I wish it gave me more time. Other then those two issues, I really enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not water proof

    Posted
    Trouser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I spent $150 for 3 months of use. It did its job well while it worked. Its sad to say that the 3 foot section in my swimming pool is where its waterproof seals where compromised. Its too bad, its a handy little camera. I can't say I would buy another, serious I bought this at the beginning of summer and it died on Labor Day weekend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    11 yr old Loves it

    Posted
    GatorMommy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Santa brought this for our 11yr old who loves everything water. He hasn't had the water chance yet but has easily filmed his siblings & himself out in the snow. The still pictures aren't as clear as a usual camera would take, but still good quality. Definitely a great product for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to carry anywhere

    Posted
    Dew432001
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Nice camcorder, easy to carry and take nice shots without the shaking of the pictures on play backs. I like the software that come with as well. make easy load pic to the my facebook.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible camera

    Posted
    a123bc

    I captured in my linivg room. Very terrible video made me decide to return. I will not buy "K" brand DV again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, fun camera

    Posted
    LucyM

    The first one I bought didn't work, but so far this one is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend