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Kodak - Playsport High-Definition Camcorder with 2" LCD Monitor - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 210 reviews

85%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    overall great camera

    Posted
    james82183
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    We purchased this for the ability to go underwater to take pictures and video on our honeymoon to Jamaica last month. The only downside to the camera is that if you power it off and back on, it will not retain the setting for the H2O mode. We did take some pictures without this mode on and it worked sometimes, depending on the lighting, however not all pictures turned out as nicely. The value for the functionality on this small inexpensive camera was excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the money...

    Posted
    Ruckmanable
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I am a Children's Pastor and use this camera in my ministry. It is great for quick video shooting of classrooms, lesson and for special events. The software to edit and publish videos is right on the camera so if someone borrows it they can load the software and edit everything themselves so it saves me tons of time. For the money, I am very impressed. I have used $5K plus cameras in the past and this is really all I need. It is also waterproof, a huge plus when you work with kids! Get on and enjoy the flexibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For Snorkeling, we LOVE this video camera!

    Posted
    Msshare
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this for a trip to Jamaica with may daughter and niece. The resort where we went had fantastic snorkling with a reef very close to shore. We are divers, but we saw the best stuff while snorkeling this trip and got some very cool videos with the playsport. Once my niece was videowing a fish and got a great shot of an octopus going by behind it...and we didnot even realize it until we reviewed the video. We are very pleased!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Convenient Video Camera

    Posted
    Aries30
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I just started using this camera and I am happy with the included features. The preinstalled software for video editing is good. I am also going to be using the underwater feature of this camera a lot this summer with my kids. I picked up this camera because I needed something that would be good to use when snowboarding as well. The EIS is good for this use and the protected USB, battery and connection ports is good so you don't get any moisture in the camera that may damage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Was AMAZED at the picture quality underwater!

    Posted
    Jammer89

    When I bought this camcorder I was shopping for a video recorder that was very compact. I also live around a number of natural springs so, I wanted to be able to record under water. This camcorder seemed perfect for my needs. The first time I used it underwater I was instantly satisfied with my purchase. The picture is crystal clear! LOVE it! Also, there were many people who asked me if it was a cell phone because it is so compact.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camcorder for a beginner

    Posted
    SuzNhow
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I really like this product. I bought it for quick little events. I love how small it is and how quick it turns on. I have used a lot this past month. It would not be what you want for big events such as weddings or graduations, because it can't zoom in the same way as a full camcorder. With that being said it is a fantastic little camcorder for those moments on the go. I have already bought another one as a gift for our son.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    You Get What You Pay For

    Posted
    dahveed
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I was not impressed with this camera. When shooting clips on the differenct fps options, the picture quality did not change at all. I am not sure if my expectations were too high for a device that boasts on shooting at 1080p when the picture came out as if watching regular cable (not digital). However,everything else about the camera was true to description: it was easy to use and pull the files off of the 8GB SD card, the battery life was excellent, seemed very durable. This item was returned within a week.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cam, few flaws

    Posted
    mark96
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a great all-around camcorder, and for only $150, its definitely worth it. It shoots in full HD, is waterproof, has EIS, and is very durable and rugged. This is an awesome camera but it has some flaws. It doesn't have macro and doesn't work with any lens attachments. The photo (not video) quality isn't great (only 5 mp). And to make it even better, a flash for pictures would help. Overall, its an awesome camcorder, not such a great camera but i highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Image Stabilization

    Posted
    Biomind77

    The Electronic Image Stabilization feature of this camera is very poor. I'm a pilot and was hoping to capture a HD video of my flight. In the past I used a Cannon SD850 to take my videos, and the Image Stabilization feature on that camera works like a charm. I use my cameras with a professional mount to eliminate vibration, not even, I try setting the camera inside my car with the same mount. It didn't work. I'm very disappointed at Kodak. I also noted spots on my lens. I'm returning it today!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for Under $200

    Posted
    JMichaelK
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I can't remember if it was on sale or not, so the $200 price point is not a promise. With that said however, I was very happy to upgrade to an HD camera for so little money. There isn't much in the way of zoom (though it's an improvement over my last Kodak which didn't allow zoom during video recording). I haven't tested it out yet but this camera is supposed to be water proof, a feature that is not common with digital cameras. All in all, I'm loving this thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera! no regrets!

    Posted
    roxpox

    This is the perfect portable camera! I love it! I read tons of reviews and watched a million videos to compare the image quality with the other brands before buying anything, and I realized this one was the best for me! You wont regret!... great movie quality and takes good pictures also, which is a great bonus in a video camera, I bought the extra battery and a case for the camera, and I haven't had any problem!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good for action/adventure

    Posted
    op2mizm
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This camera was given high accolades from the salesman, but i must disagree. The point of having a rugged device, is to use it outdoors in an action type setting. However, when doing so it is impossible to see what you are shooting on the screen from the glare of sunlight. In addition, the picture tends to be quite shaky even with the stabilizer turned on and the zoom is anything but smooth. Needless to say I am disappointed, but hey, what can you expect for that price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the price.

    Posted
    Anonymous

    It has better zoom than the zi8 which was going to by my original purchase, this was cheaper and shared every benefit except for one which is something to do with darkness adjust. I wanted an HD cam for concerts and such and the sound quality was great as well. And the waterproofing is a huge plus, i can take it to aquatic parks or camping/fishing and not worry about water damage. Up to 10 feet, and yes it will sink so follow instructions and use the wrist strap. ENJOY

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 days

    Posted
    my4kidz
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We got this camera as a present for our oldest daughter. She used it twice the weekend we gave it to her and now NEITHER battery will charge now. It never even made it into the water to see if that feature actually worked or not. Unfortunately for us, we were past teh 14 day return policy for Best Buy. DEFINITELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. My other daughter has an $89 DXG video camera that is about 2 1/2 yrs old and it works 100 times better than this Kodak.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera

    Posted
    ride4mud
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Great pictures for a sub $200 camera and I like the ability to take pictures under water and to get this camera wet. Very good camera for the money. I purchased a second battery for the camera because the main complaint when reading the reviews has been the battery life. I have yet to use the second battery. Normal 720p mode is a bit choppy. 720p 60fps mode takes great video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the money but has flaws...

    Posted
    Billis
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I have had the camera now for a few weeks and am not very pleased. It has locked up while shooting video, the screen is not durable as it has multiple scratches, and the software that is supposed to be included and launched when plugged in is no were to be found. Kodak customer support was not helpful to find the software and was supposed to be mailing the software. Not bad video quality and takes pictures fast. I have not tried underwater yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT VIDEO CAMERA

    Posted
    mick4532
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We had the Flip camera until it got wet and broke a few months ago. After doing a lot of research, it seemed that the Kodak Playsport was the best and we were right. It has more features, the picture quality is better, and it's more durable. We have young children so the camera goes everywhere and is used at least once a week. GREAT PRODUCT!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the money...

    Posted
    JMalls
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great pocket camcoder. Works great for snowboarding especially since its waterproof. Like most cameras picture quality is best during the day when the sun is out. Downside is there is no "night mode" or flash to help in dim light and at night. Did my homework before purchasing and has the best quality video out of all the "pocket camcorders".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for spur of the moment

    Posted
    BestBuyCustomer310
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great to have on days you wouldn't expect to need a video camera b/c it is so small and simple. Picture quality could be better, but it isn't bad. Battery life is kind of short, so buy the package that comes along with it, for $50, you get an extra battery, a case, and a memory card. Boots up fast for spur of the moment videos. All in all, it is great to carry all the time, and very durable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    wow

    Posted
    snap397
    • My Best Buy® Member

    when i first saw it, it was like love at first sight... it is not big, easy to use, takes photos and to top it all off it is WATER PROOF. i took it to the beach in st. petersburg and to the pool in my complex and both times it was great. if you looking for something for a person on the go i say get this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend