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Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (Black)

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  • One-button upload to popular sharing sites plus e-mail
  • 3.0 in. capacitive touchscreen LCD
  • Full 1080p HD video and 5 MP HD still pictures
  • On-camera editing
  • LCD Glare Shield
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Color: Black
Product FAQ Sheet [616 MB PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.9 x 6.1 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • 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: B003VTZE4Y
  • Item model number: 8296857
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,084 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 22, 2010

Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

Go ahead. Touch it. You know you want to. Its unique touchscreen lets you glide through HD video like never before. That’s the beauty of the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera. It puts the high-end features you want right at your fingertips. With on-screen editing, you can easily keep the moments you want and trim the ones you don’t. And when you’re ready to turn today’s escapades into tomorrow’s buzz, getting them online is easier than ever. Just press the Share button and your videos are automatically ready for the Web. With the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera, the power to be seen is as simple as touching a screen. The real KODAK Moment happens when you share

From the Manufacturer

Touch the Beauty of HD Video.
With its unique touchscreen, the Kodak PlayTouch lets you glide through full 1080p HD video like never before

Go ahead. Touch it. You know you want to. Its unique touchscreen lets you glide through HD video like never before. That's the beauty of the Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera. It puts the high-end features you want right at your fingertips. With on-screen editing, you can easily keep the moments you want and trim the ones you don't. And when you're ready to turn today's escapades into tomorrow's buzz, getting them online is easier than ever. Just press the Share button and your videos are automatically ready for the Web. With the Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera, the power to be seen is as simple as touching a screen. The real Kodak moment happens when you share.

One-button upload—turn moments into memories
With the Share button and Kodak's Share button app, sharing your pictures is amazingly simple.
  • Record your video or snap your picture
  • Press the Share button and tag it to Kodak Gallery, YouTube, FaceBook, FLICKR, and ORKUT sites, plus e-mail too
  • Connect your PlayTouch to your computer, and with Kodak's Share button app, your videos and pictures are automatically uploaded
  • Your pictures and videos are also automatically transferred to your computer
Turn Today's Escapades into Tomorrow's Buzz—in HD
  • The bright 3.0 in. capacitive touchscreen LCD is optimized for reviewing in landscape mode to give you the ultimate 1080p HD video-sharing experience
  • 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]
The Power to Edit in the Palm of your Hand
  • The Kodak PlayTouch features on-camera editing capability, so you can fine-tune your footage, cut out what you don't want, or extract still images from video
  • When you're ready to upload, just press Share, choose your destination, pop out the USB arm, and you're good to go
You're the Director
  • Choose the video quality that works for you:
    • Full 1080p HD at 30 fps
    • 720p HD at 60 fps—great for super-slow-motion playback
    • 720p HD at 30 fps
    • WVGA at 30 fps—good for smaller files
  • You can even take 5 MP HD still pictures
  • Define your style with four (4) capture effects, including black and white, sepia, high saturation, and 1970's film look
  • Catch the highlights with slow-motion playback right in the palm of your hand
  • Record from a distance or play back on your TV conveniently with the optional remote
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 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
  • See more details and accurate colors with incredible low-light performance
Ready for the Big Screen—Right out of the Box
  • Built-in USB arm makes it easy to debut your videos on your computer and automatically e-mail or share to your favorite site
  • Capture more moments 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 PlayTouch is compatible with both
  • Complimentary HDMI cable lets your videos debut in full glory on your HDTV
Peace of Mind when You're Showing Off
  • Safe Mode protects your videos and settings while you let others enjoy your PlayTouch—it allows the user to take and review videos and pictures, but edit, share, and delete functions are disabled
  • Safe Mode also locks many of your settings, so until safe mode is turned off they cannot be changed during use

Be 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
Shoot, Watch, and Share 1080p HD Video Right out of the Box
  • Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera
  • Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004
  • USB cable and adapter for camera charging
  • HDMI and AV cables
  • Premium wrist strap
  • Camera pouch
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software for Kodak (on-camera, PC only)
1 Record about 20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD at 30 fps. Actual results may vary.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The picture quality is very good and it is very easy to use.
B Harner
We had to return it and buy a brand new one from a different company so we wouldn't have to deal with the non-warranty issues.
The camera is small enough to fit in my wife's purse, but yet easy to use to capture precious moments.
Designer Amy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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344 of 357 people found the following review helpful By idlegravity on October 6, 2010
Color Name: Black
I bought the PlayTouch and spent a few days comparing it to a borrowed Zi8. I shot a couple of hours of footage in different situations and at different resolutions with the two mounted side-by-side. I thought a quick comparison of the two might be useful for others that are looking at the PlayTouch.

There were certainly some improvements in the PlayTouch over the Zi8:
* The device itself is smaller and sleeker. I think it looks a bit better than the older model.
* The low-light performance is better on the PlayTouch. Neither camera is great in low-light, but the PlayTouch would get a picture in a dark room when the Zi8 would only record black.
* The PlayTouch had a much wider angle lens. My kids always seem to come close when the camera comes out, and the wider angle of the PlayTouch was much better in these situations.
* MP4 file format (vs. MOV on the Zi8). The MP4 files from the PlayTouch played back much easier on my Windows machine than the equivalent MOV files from the Zi8. MP4 and MOV are just the container for the h.264 video inside, but for some reason everything works better in Windows with MP4. My editing software (Sony Vegas) chokes on the .MOVs created by the zi8, but works wonderfully with MP4s. Obviously QuickTime rocks if you're on a Mac.
* The PlayTouch has some nifty "effects" for your video. I don't think you'd ever use them in real life, but they're fun to play with for a few minutes and maybe kids would like them.

There were a few key ares in which the PlayTouch lost out to the Zi8:
* The video on the PlayTouch had WAY too much contrast. In a normal outdoor shot with the sun overhead and some light shadows from trees, half of the frame was blown out from the sun while the shadowy parts looked completely black.
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Hi IdleGravity- Thanks so much for the feedback, I've forwarded it to the PlayTouch Team. We did just update the firmware to 1.18 and it addresses these issues. Thx for going with Kodak.

96 of 106 people found the following review helpful By TorridlyBoredShopper VINE VOICE on November 30, 2010
Color Name: Black Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This item is an EXCELLent caera/ video recorder. It has simplistic instructions that anyone can follow, a set of touc-screen options that are so easy to understand that it makes me wish all my itesm would come with set-ups like this, and it makes for great keepsakes. Considering the size of the thing, you also have a cool streaming piece of electronics that takes 11 5MP photos on normal with its internal memory and takes around 30 seconds of video with the internals. Thats nice and only has one downside that I noticed and I'll not later (I say that because I am being objective and I want this to be noted but not too take away from the camera/ recorder).

I think the first thing I should note is that facebook, twitter, and other sites are not my noraml routines. Still, this hooks with them easily and I say that being a novice on the sites. I also saw how easily the thing is to program and send video and pictures in emails to people, and that astonished me. It just plugs into the computer and it is gone.

Speaking of computers, this has to be one of the easiest plug and go options on the planet. It does most of the work for me and it has a lot of idiot-proofing to go along with it. I am not a person that likes to read a lot of instructions and likes to learn on the fly. This is designed for that type of person BUT has a great set of prompts that allows you to read OR look at pictures. Also, it has a lot of language variations in its paper insert (which I note because some people are not good with computers at all and do not like their instructions on a file).

As far as features, you have a few things you can do with the film that are really awesome and that come with a lot of things now.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Monkey Business on November 22, 2010
Color Name: Orange
I recently purchased the Panasonic HM-TA1... straight out of the box, I was immediately disappointed by the build quality - just seemed too "delicate" to be trotting around town with this thing in your pocket. Picture quality is decent however. A note to all: with any of these "shoot n' share" cameras, please don't expect picture quality to be like prosumer Sony's HDV lineup or Panasonic's HD P2 cameras... and don't compare these with HDSLR's like Canon's 7D and 5D MarkII. If you're looking for that quality, then go buy those cameras.

So a couple days later, I got turned on to Kodak's lineup of these pocket HD camcorders -- and I saw the Playtouch. Loved how they took the best of the Zi8 and incorporated it into a slick, sexy, touch-screen camcorder (like iPhones and Androids). I just had to get one! So I began my research -- skimming all over the internet reading customer's reviews... and well, even here on Amazon, they're just not that flattering to Kodak's Playtouch -- WOW, I was shocked - especially coming from such positive feedback with the Zi8. The reviews are so negative, that I almost stopped right there.

So I went into Best Buy to see what all the fuss was about -- instantly liked the feel and build quality much better than the Panasonic. But was still wondering if all these complaints I've read are true -- horrible picture quality... awful sound recording... focusing issues, camera crashes, etc. Well, I guess the only way to find out was to bite the bullet and buy one. So I did.

That was 9AM this morning. It is now 11:00PM. I've played with this camera ALL DAY -- shot in all its recording formats, tested all the picture filters (which the "70s movie" rocks!) -- even the internal mic isn't horrible (c'mon peeps, lets not be dramatic)...
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