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Kodak PlaySport (Zx3) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Black

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  • Waterproof up to 10 ft. (3 m)
  • Full 1080p HD video
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • Brilliant 2.0 in. color display
  • Capture 5 megapixel HD stills (16:9)
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Color: Black

Product Description

Kodak PLAYSPORT Digital Camcorder 1442102 Camcorders

From the Manufacturer

Life’s an adventure. Soak it up in HD.
Be fearless with the KODAK PLAYSPORT. It can plunge up to 10 feet under water and record it all in full 1080p HD.

Heads up, adrenaline junkies. The KODAK PLAYSPORT has as much appetite for adventure as you do. And it’s not afraid to get wet. This audacious little camera can plunge up to 10 ft under water and capture the entire experience in full 1080p HD. And you don’t need to worry about blurry footage when things get a little shaky. With built-in image stabilization, the KODAK PLAYSPORT will stay steady as a rock. From the waves, to the slopes, to the mud-soaked trails, this baby was made for the extremes.
Show them what you’re made of – in HDShow them what you’re made of – in HD
  • Take the plunge with the waterproof digital video camera capable of shooting up to 10 ft. (3 m) under water
  • Go anywhere—rugged design enables full 1080p HD video recording in just about any environment    
  • Start bragging with amazing 5 MP, 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
Make a colorful statementMake a colorful statement
The KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera was designed with you in mind, right down to the colors it comes in. We took cues from the environment—from nature, to climate, to the adrenaline rush it provides—and transformed it into attention-grabbing colors that help you stand out from the crowd.
Don’t let sun glare ruin your recording
  • Simply use your camera settings to turn on the LCD Glare Shield feature
  • LCD Glare Shield feature gives you two filters to choose from that help you see your subject on the display screen in reflective outdoor situations
  • These filters are only applied to your display screen, not your footage—so everything you record will look as great as the moment you shot it
Smooth, stable, and always ableSmooth, stable, and always able
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in electronic image stabilization
  • Accidents happen—luckily the PLAYSPORT isn’t afraid of a little fall, it can take it
  • Capture your friends in all their glory with smart face tracking technology
  • See more details and accurate colors with incredible low-light performance
Share your rebellious sideShare your rebellious side
  • Share on Facebook, and YouTube and Twitter sites with ease—built-in software and USB cable make editing, uploading, and sending e-mails simple
  • Debut videos in the palm of your hand with the vivid, high-contrast 2.0 in. color LCD
  • There’s always room for more—record up to 10 hours of HD video with expandable SD/SDHC card slot (up to 32 GB)1
  • Catch the highlights with slow motion playback right in the palm of your hand
Ready for the big screen—right out of the box
  • Complimentary HDMI cable lets your videos debut in full glory
  • Never miss a moment thanks to the rechargeable Li-Ion battery with in-camera charging
  • It doesn’t matter if you own a MAC or a PC—the KODAK PLAYSPORT is compatible with both
Be creative with great video softwareBe creative with great video software
  • Edit and trim videos
  • Add a voice-over to narrate your footage when editing on a PC
  • Add pictures and music to your videos to make cool mash-ups
  • Grab and edit still images from video frames to get that perfect shot
Everything you need to shoot, watch, and share 1080p HD video
  • KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera
  • KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004
  • HDMI and AV cables
  • Wrist strap
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software for Kodak (PC only)
1 Record about 20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD at 30 fps. Actual results may vary.

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.8 x 2.3 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0030MITDK
  • Item model number: 1442102
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,546 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,879 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at January 5, 2010

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Customer Reviews

The underwater feature works great and the kids love filming under water in the pool.
M. River
First one died in 1 week after stopped charging, second one lasted 3 months and stopped working for the same reason.
Prashant Dubey
It is small, lightweight, convenient to slip into a pocket, and it is quick and easy to use.
Lawrence H. Bulk

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,166 of 1,181 people found the following review helpful By D. Wylie on April 11, 2010
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Length: 3:08 Mins
OK lets start off with this camera is $149 keep that in mind.

The 5.3MP still photos are fairly good, not to bad, but remember this is a video camera first
a dedicated 5MP still photo camera will take much better photos, but again hey these aren't to shabby it just depends on what your trying to do. Quick shots here and there...excellent and better than any cell phone I've had. At a wedding where you want crystal clear and sharp photos....well not so much.

The HD video camera is pretty nice, easy to use and I was just stunned at the digital zoom.
It actually works and works well, not to blocky or grainy...more so at the extreme 4x level but at 2x to about 3x the camera compensated nicely and actually cleared up the image...not sure how they do it, but they do.

As others have noted, with rapid movement of the camera you will notice your image jumps or shakes.
Now remember what I told you to keep in mind $149. Yes it does have that little "feature", but it's not
a $299 video camera with a higher quality lens and CCD. Slow down, don't go from left to right or up and
down at 100MPH and it's not bad. Moving images within the video are fine, it's just if you move the camera
itself very rapidly you will notice it.

I tried the 3 HD video modes, and it also has a standard resolution mode as well that I did not try.
I compared all 3 with and with out the image stabilization on which did not seem to improve or degrade the
image at all.

At 720p 30 fps - Not to bad, noticed the jumpyness or shakyness of the image as I moved left to right in my test,
but slow down and it's not to bad.
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1,225 of 1,247 people found the following review helpful By Mason Winterhalter on March 27, 2010
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Length: 2:18 Mins
I shot this using the Kodak PlaySport while snorkeling off of Ixtapa, Mexico. The water wasn't the clearest, but I did get pretty good results. It looked really great in the pool. It also looks great above water! I use it at my son's baseball games and I have been amazed at the quality. Hands down the best thing about this camera is the size. It's so easy to slip in a pocket and just carry around. Great little vacation camera. My only complaint is that the control wheel is a little small. I would often accidentally stop recording while trying to zoom in or out. You get used to it though and it is a minor annoyance. I highly recommend this camera.
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375 of 385 people found the following review helpful By Mortal Kombat on March 9, 2010
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I am a Canon diehard fan. But Canon does not have anything that compares to Kodak Playsport HD waterproof pocket video camera. At 1080P the video recording is acceptable. But, at 720p and 60 frames per second this camera rocks, the results are great. I have used it around and in water, the blue filter helps under water. I am planning to use this for our Disney World vacation this year in the Water Parks.

This camera takes 5MP HD Stills, so now I have a camera that can take video and stills on demand wet or dry. I have other camera's in the same category like Flip and Samsung both do not compare, even at 720p 60 frames per second. $150.00 pricetag is also very affordable.

Easy to carry, very user friendly to move files from the camera to the computer or directly to Youtube. Nightvision would be nice but most of my recordings will be in Daylight. Bottom line great camera and I have no cons to talk about.
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186 of 193 people found the following review helpful By HIROHITO99 on April 27, 2010
Color Name: Purple
Over Christmas, my wife decided to award my awesomeness by getting me a Zi6. I loved this camera like a fat kid likes cake and took it with me everywhere that I went. Suddenly, my daughter was living her own personal Truman Show and everyone on my Facebook friends list was subject to video after video that I'd shot just about anywhere that we were of her being cute.

Not even a half a year had passed before I was totally devoted to the idea of the Zi6 but still wanting something with a little more horsepower under the hood (Image Stabilization, Facial Detection, Backlight Suppression). I was planning to go with the Zi8 but then I found this little bad boy. The Zx3 is essentially like the dashing, more adventurous midget version of the Zi8. It has the Zi8's guts but in a pint sized, water-proof body.


1. Its freaking waterproof! In my opinion, this is almost 100% necessary with a camera that you carry around with you all the time. I'm often too stupid to come in out of the rain so the mere fact that this camera can take the moisture makes it a perfect fit for me.

2. Facial Detection, it works! The camera does an outstanding job of metering from whoever's grill that I happen to be getting all up in while using it. There's a noticeable lag when panning from the shadows to some sun-worshiping hippy but it's not that much. Maybe 1/3 of a second.

3. The image stabilization keeps my shots steady even when I'm jogging behind my 4 year old little girl as she goes from one place to the other being totally riot. It's digital instead of optical so it isn't perfect but it's still a far cry better than the Zi6. It¡¦s definitely a welcome upgrade as my footage no longer looks quite so much like every scene in Cloverfield.

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