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Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Aqua (2nd Generation)

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  • Shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof up to 10 ft
  • Kodak's Share button lets you choose your favorite sharing destination, e-mail address, or Kodak Pulse Display
  • Full 1080p HD videos and 5 MP HD stills, with auto focus
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in digital image stabilization
  • On-camera editing
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Technical Details

Color: Aqua
  • Brand Name: Kodak
  • Model: 1191857
  • Media Type: SD
  • Optical zoom: 4 x
  • Display Size: 2 inches
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Product Details

Color: Aqua
Product Specifications Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 0.7 x 4.4 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B004FLL5B8
  • Item model number: 1191857
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (910 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,453 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 3, 2011

Product Description

Color: Aqua

From the Manufacturer

Takes an impact. Makes an impact—in full HD.
Share your most extreme moments simply. The Kodak PlaySport Video Camera / Zx5 delivers full 1080p HD with a rugged design that's shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof up to 10 ft underwater.

If you're going to live with no limits, you need a digital video camera that can deliver the goods in full 1080p HD. The Kodak PlaySport Video Camera / Zx5 is up for the challenge. We built it to take on the most extreme lifestyles with an insanely tough design—we're talking shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof to a depth of 10 ft. And built-in image stabilization smooths out even the roughest ride. Whether you're carving up the mountain or pulling stunts in the skate park, the PlaySport Video Camera / Zx5 is up for anything. And with a touch of the Share button, shocking your social network couldn't be simpler. Show the world why you're So Kodak. We dare you.

Kodak Zx5

Go anywhere, do anything, fearless design

Waterproof*
  • Take the plunge up to 10 ft under water for up to 2 hours
  • Don't get the blues—underwater white balance mode gives true-to-life colors in the pool or under the waves
Dustproof**
  • The muddiest, dustiest, sandiest conditions are no match for the PlaySport's rugged design
Shockproof***
  • Bumps and bruises go with the territory—the PlaySport can even take a fall from 5 ft
* IEC 60529 IPX8 compliant. ** IEC 60529 IP6X compliant. ***MIL-STD-810F, shock equivalent (onto plywood).

Just press to impress
The world's only cameras with 3-step sharing!1

Kodak's Share button makes sharing your videos and pictures as simple as 1, 2, 3.
  • Step 1—Just press Share when in review mode
  • Step 2—Choose your favorite sharing destination, e-mail address, or Kodak Pulse Display2
  • Step 3—Connect your camera to your computer or insert your memory card and your videos or pictures are automatically uploaded to the destination(s)
Only Kodak Cameras:
  • Let you simultaneously share to multiple social networks, e-mail and Pulse Display1,2
  • Automatically share when you connect to a PC1
  • Tag to the largest number of social networks: Kodak Gallery, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, FLICKR, ORKUT, YANDEX, and KAIXIN0011,3
Show them what you're made of—in HD
  • Full 1080p high definition captures your adventures in amazing detail
  • Easily switch to still camera mode to catch 5 MP, 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
Choose the resolution that works for you:
  • 1080p—great for stunning playback on your HDTV—HDMI cable included!
  • 720p at 60 fps—for fast action and super slow motion playback
  • 720p at 30 fps—ideal for general recording in high definition
  • WVGA—perfect for conserving space on your memory card or smaller files sizes for web use
Smooth, stable, and always able
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in digital image stabilization
  • Capture your friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology—the camera detects and locks onto faces, then ensures great exposure around them
  • Get great close-up shots with macro mode (automatic detection or user selectable)
  • See more details and accurate colors with incredible low-light performance
  • There's always room for more—record up to 10 hours of HD video with expandable SD/SDHC card slot (up to 32 GB) 4
Don't let sun glare ruin your recording
  • The bright 2.0 in. LCD automatically adjusts to the lighting conditions around you
  • See your screen even in ultra-bright sunlight—simply turn on the LCD Glare Shield feature
Simple on-camera editing
  • Trim your video to just the right moment and save it as a new video
  • Make a picture from a video frame
Kodak x5Cool capture effects give a new look to your scenes
  • Black and white
  • Sepia
  • High saturation—bright, bold colors
  • '70s film—muted colors, slightly greenish cast, and a little graininess for a retro look
Great video editing software comes on-board the PlaySport Camera

Download the software when you first connect it to your computer5 to:
  • Edit and trim videos
  • Add a voice-over to narrate your footage
  • Add pictures and music to your videos to make cool mashups
  • Grab and edit still images from video frames to get that perfect shot
Make a colorful statement
  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Soft rubberized feel for a secure grip
  • Rounded ergonomic design
Ready for the big screen
  • HDMI port gives you the option to debut your videos in full glory on your HDTV6
  • It doesn't matter if you own a MAC or a PC—the Kodak PlaySport is compatible with both
  • The optional remote control makes it easy to comfortably enjoy your videos and pictures
Ready to go—right out of the box
  • Kodak PlaySport Video Camera / Zx5
  • Adapter and cable for battery charging
  • Wrist strap
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software for Kodak and Kodak Share Button App (both on-camera, PC only)
  1. All models of digital still and video cameras manufactured in 2011 or later.
  2. Kodak Pulse Display and Kodak Gallery support still pictures; video not supported.
  3. Sharing sites vary by region.
  4. Record about 20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD at 30 fps. Actual results may vary.
  5. On-board software for PC only.
  6. HDMI cable is an optional accessory.

Product Description

If you're going to live with no limits, you need a pocket video camera that can deliver the goods in full 1080p HD. The Kodak PlaySport Video Camera is up for the challenge. We built it to take on the most extreme lifestyles with an insanely tough design – we're talking shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof to a depth of 10 feet. And built-in image stabilization smoothes out even the roughest ride. Whether you're carving up the mountain or pulling stunts in the skate park, the PlaySport is up for anything. And with a touch of the Share button, shocking your social network couldn't be simpler. Show the world why you're so Kodak. We dare you.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Works great, good picture, good video quality, good sound.
cooker
My camera constantly freezes and you have to wait until the battery runs out and then wait until you've charged it again for it to turn on.
surfcadet
The waterproof feature is great for water days, hanging out in the pool, or going to the beach.
Don Quixote

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,075 of 1,094 people found the following review helpful By whim on March 17, 2011
Color Name: Aqua Verified Purchase
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The Kodak PlaySport Zx3 (the older model) was a pretty good camcorder (better than most in this category), so I was thrilled when I found out there was a new model coming out. However, Kodak made some changes that I was really disappointed about:

SENSOR SIZE:
When it comes to video quality one of the most important things to look at is the size of the sensor. The (new) Zx5 has a 1/3.2 sensor which is smaller than the (old) Zx3 with a 1/2.5 sensor. Basically, bigger is better when it comes to sensor size. Smaller sensors result in more "noise" which will affect the image quality. This is especially a problem in low-light situations. (I think the video quality is good in bright light situations, but it is a bit grainy in low light.)
Now I don't expect too much from a $179 camcorder, but the older model which came out at $149 (and is now even cheaper), has a bigger sensor (with the same CMOS type and 5 MP size). What's up with that? Newer models are supposed to get better, not worse!

BATTERY:
The other significant change is that the Zx5 has an integrated battery. Yes, that means it's non-removable. Which means that you can no longer keep spare batteries for "just in case"... and you know the battery always runs out at the worst possible moment. And, even worse, if the battery malfunctions/dies the camera is useless and you have to send it to Kodak for them to replace the battery ($$). And besides, what's the point of making a camera that is capable of recording up to TEN hours (on a 32GB card) when a single battery charge can't last even close to that?

If you can get past those two BIG negatives then you might want to read about the GOOD changes:

----Macro mode has been added. (7 - 17 cm). This is a really great feature.
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314 of 325 people found the following review helpful By WMWM on March 14, 2011
Color Name: Black
Kodak Playsport Zx5, is the more durable, weatherproof replacement for the first generation playsport, the Zx3, this one offers some new features better than the Zx3, yet leaves some features that i yearn they should have left on the Zx5.

I am happy with the waterproof feature, its perfect for any summer holiday with your friends or family. However, dont drop it while your swimming because if it sinks deeper than 10 Ft., the pressure will force water through the seals (always use the included lanyard). Also, dont use it on normal beaches as the water usually isnt clear enough to be able to record anything, recording in swimming pools however, is entirely different. The clarity of a pool makes for some interesting recordings underwater that you dont usually see with regular camcorders like the Flip mino.

The anti-glare feature is a nice touch, especially on the beach, its a software that artificially reduces the glare from your screen, but it does not effect the recording one bit, just the screen.

The menu is pretty cryptic, no words, just alot of symbols which i am fine with, you are gonna read the instructions anyways, and most of the symbols are pretty self explanatory, the only real problem with this is that new people you let borrow the recorder might be a bit confused.

Now, what does Kodak Zx5 offers to substitute the previous model?

The first feature, sharing button system is created to simplify the video or image sharing process to popular social networks. With its new share button applied on the video camera, I just press a button and the video will be uploaded automatically. But to make it work, it has to be plugged into a computer with the software isntalled.
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129 of 135 people found the following review helpful By C. carlyon on April 1, 2011
Color Name: Black
i own the zx3. so when kodak said they where bringing out another waterproof camera with macro i couldnt wait to see what it was like.
it is alot like all the other kodak camcorders. it records in the following:
WVGA, 720p 30 and 60 FPS, 1080p
it also has a 5 megapixel camera option on it.
it has 4 extra colour effects which are good if the mood strikes.
normal, High Saturation, 70's film, Black and white and Sepia
it also has the glare shield which the zx3 has. the difference with the zx5 is it has a sensor which change's the screen automaticaly. i have tried it and it works very well.
i found the low light to be better than the zx3. the 60fps low light was really good.
it has an internal battery which some people dont like. i thought it would be a problem to but after having the zx5 for nearly a week i havent even noticed the internal battery.
you can record 2 hours and 35 mins in 720p at 30fps. which is better than the zx3.
you can edit the video on the camera its self and then press the share button to upload it on to facebook, youtube and other sites. you also have the arcsoft software that comes with the camera.
the zx5 has water correction which i would ashume works the same as the H20 setting on the zx3. the underwater video is a lot better than the zx3. it is very clear and the autofocus works very well underwater.
here is some underwater tests using both cameras:
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some people have said about the zx5 having bad audio. i have had a lot of pocket HD camcorders and some of them had bad sound others have had really good sound. to me the sound is ok. i would admit that the zx3 has slightly better sound but to me the zx5's sound is ok.
here is a sound test which was done. i dont think the sound is that bad.
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