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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Camera !!

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    I haven't experienced any of the issues the other reviewers are talking about. This camera is dependent on the type of SD card you use. I have a PNY 32GB Class 10 SDHC. These cameras are recording at such a high quality if the card is not a a high speed card you will have problems. Look for the SD Cards that say Class 10 on them, The video quality has been great, no skips or screen freeze. If your in low light the video will get a little grainy but for the price this is a great camera. I've used the camera indoor and out with great results. I carry it everywhere I go because of it's size. Its a great camera that I would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good Value

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    I bought this camcorder four days ago and have been messing around with it quite a bit. The first day I got it, I shot some video and was editing when it froze on me. The only way to turn it off was to press the reset button. Luckily I found a firmware update on the kodak website that seems to have fixed the problem. The video quality is great... as long as your in good lighting. The 1080p looks really good but is somewhat choppy because it shoots at 30 frames per second. The 720p at 60 frames per second still looks good (not as good at 1080p) but is noticeably smoother because it is shot at higher frames per second. Outdoors during the day, everything comes out really clear but when you shoot indoors or in cloudy weather, the quality somewhat suffers. The coolest thing about this device is the underwater capabilities. I have to admit i've only taken it a foot or two underwater so I cant say how it performs ten feet underwater. But the footage I have made with this underwater comes out really great. Taking it underwater doesn't affect the video quality. One other gripe I had with the product is that the editing software isn't compatible with mac. I knew this before I bought the camcorder so I can't say I'm disappointed but it would have been nice to have. Overall this is a great camcorder for the money. Don't expect Blu-Ray quality video from this device but if you looking for something that produces really clear footage for vacationing, home videos, blogging and more, then this is the camcorder for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    good low light performance

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    slow shutter lag on photo from i believe the auto focus kicking in. Zi8 is fast on photo without auto focus. locked up once one photo mode, had to reset. took 3 pics fast and perhaps the auto focus kicked in, and before it got to the 3rd pic, I had switched modes back to video, and it was locked up. i do wonder if people shooting in video mode with locks up are using those slow and cheap class 4 cards over 8 gigs of memory... you really need class 6 and above for the HD videos. class 10 at 32 gigs? class 6 at 32 gigs that might work well.. i don't have the funds to do all that kind of testing. lol it's definitely something to keep if your pocket or purse..even if you have a smart phone. glareshield works great. I don't remember any problem with glare on zi8. paid 109. wish i had known about the 99 deal a month earlier. lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Freezing probably not the camera's fault

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    First, the problem with the freezing video is probaby in the memory card. I use a 8gb class 10 card and I have not had a single problem with this camera and I primarily use 720 @ 60 fps so that is a lot of data to shuffle. If you get this camera, get a quality card for it and you won't regret it. The digital zoom is not very good, so just leave it set to wide angle. This lillte camera is great for outdoors (no need to worry about rain) and works descent in most lighting, even dusk to a point. I have dropped it a couple of times and it still works like new. If I lost it or broke it beyond repair, I would go and buy another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for kids

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    Purchased this for my daugther (age 10) and it was so simple and easy to use. She really enjoyed it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works well.

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    I don't know if I'm tripping out but I am pretty sure this camcorder does not have the same zoom qualities as the Zx3 I used to use. I just don't get the same clarity Even if I'm filming right across the room, the picture is about as fuzzy as my eyes and my eyes are not very good right now. Anyway, besides that EVERYTHING else is great. I like the sharing capabilities also, so that I don't have to first download it onto the computer and then send via email to someone, hoping it's not too large of a file to attach. The camcorder is quick to turn on and be ready to film or snap, it's durable and strong (because I tend to drop things) it's easy to use, it's waterproof up to about 10 feet, it fits in my pocket like my cell phone,...I'm glad I got it (and for only 80!)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good camera for easy video.

    Posted .

    I actually really like this camera. With a 16 mb memory card it can record 2 hours + of 1080p HD. I burn to DVD and the quality is fine. I like that I can drop it and get it wet. I would not swim with it, just because that is not worth the risk for me. Zoom makes the images a little more pixelly, but not overly bad. I just use zoom sporadically. It does great in bright places, and lights help keep everything from being too dark. This replaced my broken FlipHD and I like this a lot better than that. It you don't why to buy the $300 plus camcorders, this is a great option, especially for its durability.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera for a beginner.

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    Compact and easy to use. Fits in a pocket. Battery life is fairly good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Handheld VideoCam

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    The Kodak ZX5 is a great out of the box camera. It was easy to understand right out of the box. Liked the Waterproof feature so when my daughter is Kayaking, she does not have to worry about it getting wet. The upload feature to Facebook or other sites was also great to quickly add information to sites. While the resolution is not the hightest in the class, it is good enough for quick videos for a device that slips into your pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Good Handy Throw Around

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    I Bought this because I saw the Price Drop and the Package Deal that came along with it. $70 bucks and you get a Free 8gb Durable Memory Card. Good Deal. But for this Camcorder being as it is, I'd thought it have more functions than simple picture mode and Video modes. *It Has ZOOM Function! I Like that. Maybe an Mp3 Player, And an Audio record Mode as well would've made it worth the deal. I bought an Aiptek and it's cheaper than this Kodak's "Original" Price of $200, but less Durable as well. and It Still has more features than this Camcorder. But Still Can't Complain too Much, the Package Deal Seals the Price Range. On top of that, It's A Well Worth it Durable Camcorder for Some Handy Film Projects plus a Good Side Kick on the Run.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice camera but..

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    I took this on vacation. We were in the ocean, pool, took it snorkling, tubing etc etc. It took pretty good pics and pretty good quick videos but then we went out for dinner and I couldnt use it because it doesnt have a flash. So all my pics and videos are during the day. Still it is a great value for what it cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Heavy-duty protection in a compact format

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    I liked that this camera can take a bit of a beating. It can also record much longer videos than a mini-DV can, while also being much more compact and easy to carry along. In addition, it has a nice ability to quickly switch from photo mode to video mode, and neither seem to monopolize the memory space (if you have a big enough memory card). Memory cards are also VERY inexpensive, which was fantastic! I just wish it had a flash! :( ...It is a little bit difficult to get good shots when it is too dark. One last criticism is that it is a little annoying deleting the pictures on the camera one at a time. The buttons do not click as fast as a typical pocket camera; so the pictures get taken fast, but it takes a bit longer to delete the bad ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    GREAT OFFSHORE VIDEOCAMERA

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    Use this to video offshore fishing in the Gulf. WOW!! The videos were great. Easy to shoot, and easy to hook-up to TV and replay. Didn't have to worry about salt water and fishing hands. Just rinsed it off. The best sdhc cards I've used in it are PNY Class 10's, 20mb/s. The sandisk extreme did not want to format. There are optional lenses available, and they work. The wide angle worked great on boat.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best for the price - but has flaws

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    This camcorder is great for the price - but don't expect great pictures, compared to stand alone camcorders. The underwater and daytime pictures are very good - but image quality drops dramatically in low light. Therefore, the ZX5 seriously needs a light or photo flash. However, forl now the ZX5 is the best HD pocket camcorder around.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Camera/camcorder, easy and fun to use

    Posted .

    I went to best buy to look for a new camera, found this playsport and after checking reviews and looking at this camera for alittle while decided to buy it, the price was great originally $179 on sale for $99, i bought a 1 year warranty I figured if nothing happens in a year then it is all good. the camera looks very easy to use, i read some reviews about freezing up and could not open the side door, i really don't understand that but i always take peoples reviews with a grain of salt, lol.......I definitely recommend buying this camera, everything about it is great!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    fantastic product!

    Posted .

    i bought this camcorder because i was going to climb mt kilimanjaro and wanted to film my adventure. i never owned a camcorder before and came to the conclusion that this product is absolutely amazing. the picture quality was great. the battery life was great (it last 5 days of on and off filming on my way to the summit of kili). the camcorder is insanely easy to use and really durable as well. i have only good things to say about this kodak camcorder. once you attach the camcorder to your computer via usb cord, the movie maker program will automatically install. the movie maker program is just as easy to use as the camcorder itself. this is a great purchase; hands down!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Product for the price

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    This is my first shoot and share type camcorder and I am very impressed. For the price of this camera I do not think you can beat the quality. I wanted a camcorder that I could take backpacking, to the beach and other outdoor activities without worrying about damaging it. The 1080p quality is obviously not as great as a regular camcorder, but a regular camcorder could not take near the abuse this camera can. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone who is looking for something that they can take on a trip and not worry about damaging their camera. Also I have a 16GB SDHC card and can record about 2.5 in 1080p and 4 hrs in 720p and 6.5 hrs in WXVGA.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfectly suits me needs!

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    After over two months of daily use, unlike other reviews, I've never had a problem with the camera freezing up. I am loving the ability to have a video camera handy to film my kids! In less than 10 sec it's easy with one hand to pull out of pocket, start up, and start filming, all while holding an infant in the other hand who is in intent on disrupting the process! Only cons are that the zoom is useless when not in macro mode, and the still picture quality is only "on par" with any cell phone camera. For only $79, I'm happy I made this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    simple, but simple means it's missing something

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    Easy to use! Turns on and starts recording super-quick. wish there was a flash, because the picture function is basically useless without it. The mic sometimes gets garbled for a minute when emerging from water. Still, HD video looks quite good in daylight. Night shots are unuseable. Really can't tell a diff between 1080p and 720p, but setting it to 720p @60fps looks smoother.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not too bad.

    Posted .

    I only paid $80 for this on sale, so for the most part, I'm happy with it. There is no flash, so it's not good in low light. It does take really nice pictures in good light, though and I like the auto focus. It claims to be waterproof, but it doesn't snap photos underwater and after an hour in the lake, the whole camera froze, so I had to let the battery die and recharge. It seems to be working now. Took some pretty nice videos too, but the sound sucks. When we took video of the band, it was ok in front of the loud p.a., but at the beach, when it's just voices, you could only make out what we were saying when we were talking loudly or yelling. The zoom is nice, but it's SLOW. The size is very convenient. It's smaller than my cell phone. For $80, it's a good camera, but no way would I pay $179 for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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