Kodak ZX1 Review
By Mike Flacy
Features & Controls
The Easyshare ZX1 is equipped with a fixed 4.1mm lens, with an aperture value of f/2.8. There is also a 2x digital zoom feature. The Focusing system is also fixed, with a focus range of 27.6 inches (70mm) - infinity.
On the back is the 2.0-inch LCD viewfinder, which offers 153,600 pixels of resolution. This is used for framing you movies and still, navigating the onscreen menus, and playing back stored files.
Here you can see the controls close up. Starting on the left we have the Delete and Stop buttons. Next is the 4-way controller wit the Record/Ok button in the center. Pressing 'Up' and 'Down' control the digital zoom and volume during playback, while 'Left' and 'Right' change the video/still mode in Record or scroll through stored files in Playback. Lastly we have the Record and Playback buttons on the right.
On the left side of the camera are the I/O ports. At the top is the HDMI Audio/Video port for playing video back on your HDTV or for streaming video to your PC. Next is the USB 2.0 (high-speed) port for transferring videos and images to your PC or Mac. It also handles the standard definition A/V output. Lastly we have the DC IN jack for an optional AC power supply.
The ZX1 has ~128MB of internal memory and a memory card slot capable of using SD/SDHC memory cards. We recommend the purchase of at least a 4GB card, especially if you plan on taking long videos. Shown here with a spacious and speedy OCZ Class 6 4GB SDHC memory card.
The ZX1 is powered by two AA type batteries, one CRV3 or Kodak's KLIC-8000 Li-ion battery pack. Kodak includes a set of 2100 mAh rechargeable cells along with a handy and compact charger. They do not claim a battery life.
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