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Kodak - Pocket Video Camera with 2.5" LCD Screen - Raspberry-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    1080p - If you can handle it!

    Posted
    TeddyOH
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My old digital cassette camcorder died, and having 2 HDTVs, I decided to upgrade to 1080p. Cost was nice, but I really got this due to its small size. It doesn't matter how pretty HD images are if the camera is too big to carry around all the time! Extensive online research showed this to be the hands down best "pocket-sized" video camera. I whole-heartedly agree. Video quality is amazing and 1080p looks great on my 100" projection HD system. Very easy to use. I even think the audio is substantially better than many reviews indicate. Perhaps Kodak improved this with newer firmware. I also love that Kodak actually includes all necessary cables including HDMI!!! You do have to buy an SDHC card, so that essentially adds to the cost of the base camera. My only beef is not the cameras fault. The 1080p video is WAY to much for either of my computers to edit. I use Adobe Premier Elements, and it is so slow, that editing is impossible. Even the 720p is a little rough. Granted, the intrinsic software on the Kodak allows you to view the images and do some processing, but not DVD or Blu-ray quality editing. I'm still trying to figure out a way to edit all the video I take. May have to just update the old computer to get a new video editing capable system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this video camera!!

    Posted
    abbygail

    I started looking into purchasing a small video camera when I heard about the Flip Video. I did my research, and I am so glad I did - this camera is so much better! It has the flip out USB (which fits perfectly into my computer) which makes file transferring SO simple. Really - all you have to do is plug it in. The camera has a zoom function as well, which is great, and it also takes still photos. I love it that during the daytime, all I need is this one device to keep all my memories. I really like it that the memory is in the form of a memory card rather than being stored internally. I recently used this on a trip to California, and I know I would have used it a lot less if I had needed to dump all my files every day. For this, I could simply buy a bigger memory card (I have an 8 gig now) or just switch them out - so easy! The recording is simple to figure out, there are not a ton of buttons to deal with. You can shoot in several different resolutions, and the manual tells you which one is good for what. Overall, I have no complaints about this product. I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two weeks in and still in love with it.

    Posted
    GoSaints
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I chose this model based on a popular tech site's online reviews. I noted the selling price ($179) and sat back to wait for the sales. When the price hit $149 I pounced. I had to order online to get the color I wanted and was not disappointed, the Aqua is stunning. Selling points for me: 1. Maximun supported memory card is 32 GB SDHC which allows me to travel with the camera and not have to upload video to free up space. Just buy a supply of cards. 2. Video Image Stabilization makes for very smooth video. 3. Rechargeable Li-ion battery (Fully charges in 4 hours) The simplicity of this camera makes it so easy to film on the fly that I have used this camera almost daily. I have said goodbye to the expensive camcorder that is never conveniently located when sometihng interesting or exciting is happening. The zi8 stays in my purse ready to go at a moments notice. I did purchase (separately) an extra battery for travel and a remote control to allow me to get in on some of the videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    this is the best pocket cam made thus far.

    Posted
    mrbuzzsaw

    this is such a great camera it had all the bells and whistles you could need. with the newest update the zoom shudder issue is gone and the unit is simply Great. you do have to supply your own memory stick but this gives you versatility you do not get with th flip. i am running 32 gig and it is GREAT. they should offer it with the 16 gig installed for 200 and 250 for the 32 gig installed. i think users would jump all over this deal! if you are in the market for one of these types of units this is the one to buy! and even though it listed in best buys as not in stock they got it to me quickly! everyone i see is on me about this product 10 people are going to buy this after me telling them about it. it sells itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a very good value.

    Posted
    ljc123
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    i gave 5 stars and all excellents because for what you get, it works very well. it's not the best of anything as far as the technical specs go but if you want an easy to operate small video camera, buy this one. of course there will be a tech nerd complaining about some feature or button not meeting expectations, don't listen to them. this camera is great for quick videos of your kids and it fits in almost any pant or shirt pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    rsander6789
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Excellent value for an HD camera. Stabilization feature a real plus that you do not find on similar priced camera. Has a nice feel and fits nicely in your shirt or coat pocket. Would recommend at least a 4-8GB SD card mininmum, but even that gives your plenty of memory. A real plus that it accommodates up to 32GB card.Comes with great accessories such as the HDMI cable. I highly recommend the Zi8...excellent value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    an okay device for the price

    Posted
    ru4hislove
    • My Best Buy® Member

    i liked this camcorder.. it was useful for my trip and is very basic.. it doesnt do much at night but takes good video during the day to evening time.. it is clear and uploads fast. handheld and very easy to use.. overall this was a good product for me and very useful.. if ur looking for somehting basic... def get this.. does all wat u need it to do like take pics and record video..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zi8 - good video, easy to use, no zoom

    Posted
    Jamer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Got the Zi8 to use for easy business videos. So far it has been great. The camera is very easy to use - the buttons are easy to find, logically laid out. The results look very good, especially for the price. The digital zoom is ueseless. If used while recording video it jumps forward in steps, not smoothly, and the resulting zoomed video doesn't look good. Best advice - don't use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great pocket cam

    Posted
    ahren37
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Takes SDHC up to 32gb, so plenty of room for pics/vids (if you can afford a 32gb card, that is). Clarity is great, easy transfer to computer, many quality settings for video from VGA to 1080. 5mp cam is good too. mic could be better as most people say. Thinking about getting an external mic as an add-on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera!

    Posted
    CarolynF
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I really like the camcorder so far. The picture is great if you don't use the zoom--the video gets grainy when I zoom in. Of course, I have only used the camcorder a few times maybe I am doing something wrong. I use Cyberlink PowerDirector software to make movies and upload to youtube. The videos look good on youtube.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review Zi8

    Posted
    Seeder

    Bought the product for the wife to replace a lost still photo camera. Thought I would step up to a video, this was a GREAT move. The Zi8 is a very easy to use out of the box camera. Could not have made a better choice. Wife and I love the picture quality and ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A huge disappointment

    Posted
    hherna2030
    • My Best Buy® Member

    In order to download the camera you flip out the built in port and attach directly to the computer. No extention and its pretty heavy for the port. I have to hold the camera in place and downloading the software it tough. It just easy and fun, the program just never downloads and I have a new computer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm VERY satisfied!

    Posted
    loteranger

    I am extremely happy with the Kodak Zi8, which I am using to post videos on my website. The camera is very easy to use and the video quality is very high. The only thing I did NOT like was the price. I could have got it for MUCH LESS money if I had shopped around a little more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    LBn

    I've had my Kodak Zi8 for about 2 weeks. I bought it primarily to take short videos of my 15 month old granddaughter. I'm completely thrilled with it. It takes excellent video, is very user friendly and is fun to use. All of my friends and family are jealous!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love it, but...

    Posted
    palidee
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It is amazing the clarity of images produced from such a tiny camera. If the freezing continues now that we are more comfortable using, will need to return for replacement. Otherwise, love it. Great size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy

    Posted
    purpleholly1022
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I paid $130 on sale for this. Great camcorder for my son's sports events & random dog vidoes! I don't think this will replace my regular sized camcorder, but this has great quality for the size of it (a little larger than my black berry).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Videos & STILLS-Better than the FLIP

    Posted
    tbc777
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a great camera comparable to the FLIP Video, but much better. This takes still photos with the press of a button. So, unlike the FLIP, you don't have to create stills from your video pictures. Very convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy to use and good value

    Posted
    MrsDuck

    I haven't used a camcorder in many years and this one is very easy to use. I like the fact that you can take movies or still shots and quality of both is pretty darn good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great video recorder

    Posted
    KSS
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Records great video in daylight. Not as well in darker areas. Taking pictures quality is lacking but love the video recorder. Easy to connect to my PC and download videos. All the controls easy to learn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good video camera

    Posted
    Mom
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this for my 9 year old daughter. She loves it. It is very easy to use. She likes that it is small enough to slip into her pocket. I do wish it had a light for low-light situations. Video quality is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend