Thursday, October 22, 2009

Review of Kodak Zi8 HD Video Camera


As a follow up to the Flip cam Mino review, D.Lee Beard reviews the Kodak Zi8 competitor.  Features reviewed: 1080 HD, 5MP Camera, audio quality and external port, image stabilization, screen size, HDMI output, and more.

Click Here to Play Episode 102: Kodak Zi8 Review

8 comments:

Larry Bliss said...

The presenter may be aware of this nuance but for the benefit of the audience: the rationale for having a "snap off" or modular design to the Zi8 AC power adapter is to facilitate a more cost effective approach to accommodating country/region specific electrical connector requirements. Most manufacturers now take advantage of this modular approach to providing universality to world trade products.

D.Lee Beard said...

Larry, you are absolutely right! This is something that didn't dawn on me until much later. Thank you for pointing it out.

I still wish they'd discover a new way to make the actual plug less likely to become accidentally removed when unplugging from the wall.

neil said...

This little gem arrived via UPS just last week, and I am extremely impressed with the combination of features, quality and performance.

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admin said...

This is my first time checking out your videos and I must say that I'm really impressed by the level of detail that you cover. Thanks for the insight - I def. want to get my hands on the new Kodak Zi8 =)

Regards

Marc Osten said...

Great video. I produce videos for my food blog and really appreciate your work. http://sc.blogs.com/marcs_culinary_compass/

D.Lee Beard said...

Marc Osten, thanks for the post. BTW, I checked out your site. Great job. I'm ready to make my own pasta now. You have such a calm way of presenting that it makes me think that even I could make fresh pasta!

Larry said...

Bought one of these and am very impressed. I plan on using it to record car cruises and picked this one because of the external microphone feature. A sample can be seen at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf-zP9gh47U

D.Lee Beard said...

Larry, thanks for sharing the video. Nice test of the image stabilization, but feeling like I was riding in the car was sweet. A very nice car. :-)