Kodak Zi8 Review

Review posted 10/7/2009

Kodak's Zi8 is a pocket High-Definition video camera for the consumer on a budget. It offers record resolutions of 1080p, 720p @ 30 or 60 fps, or WVGA (848x480), a built-in mono microphone with input for a stereo mic, and A/V and HDMI outputs. A great addition to the Kodak models are their ability to capture still images as well. While other pocket video cameras only include software that allows you to export a still from your videos (max resolution same as video), the Zi8 features a 5-Megapixel still image shooting mode.

Kodak Zi8 Features:
  • 5MP, 1/2.5-inch CMOS imaging sensor
  • 6.3mm fixed focus lens (f/2.8), 35mm equivalents: 61 mm (1080p), 46 mm (720p/60 fps, 720p, WVGA), 42 mm (still)
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Full 1080p HD video capture
  • SD/SDHC support up to 32GB
  • Built-in Image Stabilization
  • 2.5-inch LCD screen
  • 128MB internal memory
  • Normal and Macro focusing modes
  • H.264 (MOV) video with AAC LC audio
  • Built-in Midrophone
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • 5.3MP still image capture
  • USB 2.0 built in
  • Video Editing Software
  • 1/4-inch standard tripod mount

In the Box:
  • KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera
  • KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004
  • Adapter and cable for battery charging
  • HDMI and AV cables
  • Wrist strap
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software for Kodak (PC only)

Available now for US$ 179.95.

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