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Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Black Camera

by Kodak
3.8 out of 5 stars 181 customer reviews
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  • Record High Definition video (720p at 60 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Easily upload recorded footage to YouTube with built-in USB and software
  • Expandable SD/SDHC card slot up to 32 GB; Rechargeable batteries and charger included
  • Vibrant 2.4-inch viewfinder; Watch footage on HDTV with included cables
  • Edit and share videos with included software CD
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Product Description

Product Description

Kodak - Kodak Zi6 Pocket HD Camcorder (Pink) Become an instant celebrity or paparazzo with the Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. Just hit record to capture the action adventure and all the juicy details in stunning HD quality video. Make your cinematic debut on any HDTV. Or just pop the USB in the nearest PC and you are ready to share the fun on YouTube. Edit add music and personalize your flick and easily share with your adoring fans. There is no such thing as "you should've been there" with the Zi6 pocket video camera. Catch life as it happens. Become an instant celebrity or paparazzi with the Kodak Zi6 pocket video camera. Just hit record to capture the action adventure and all the juicy details in stunning HD quality video. Make your cinematic debut on any HDTV. Or just pop the USB in the nearest PC and you're ready to share the fun on YouTube. Edit add music and personalize your flick and then easily share with your adoring fans. There/s no such thing as "you should've been there" with the Zi6. Catch life as it happens.

From the Manufacturer

Become an instant celebrity or paparazzi with the Kodak Zi6 pocket video camera. Just hit record to capture the action, adventure and all the juicy details in stunning HD quality video. Make your cinematic debut on any HDTV. Or just pop the USB in the nearest PC and you're ready to share the fun on YouTube.

Kodak Zi6 Highlights
Edit, add music and personalize your flick and then easily share with your adoring fans. There/s no such thing as "you should've been there" with the Zi6. Catch life as it happens.

Kodak Zi6 Highlights

Catch life as it happens
  • Capture HD quality video (720p at 60 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Record hours of video with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot that can hold up to 32 GB
You're the director
  • See it all on a vibrant 2.4-inch LCD screen
  • Catch the highlights with slow motion playback right in the palm of your hand
  • Choose the video quality that works for you: HD at 60 fps, HD at 30 fps, or VGA (Video Graphics Array)
Be creative with great video software
Kodak Zi6 Highlights
  • Edit and trim videos
  • Add pictures and music to your videos to make cool mash-ups
  • Grab still images from video frames to get that perfect shot
  • Email your creations or upload to YouTube right from the software
Who needs Hollywood?
  • Upload your videos to YouTube quickly and easily using the built-in USB and software
  • Experience your videos on an HDTV in stunning HD quality with included cables
Show off your unique style with cool accessories
  • Great cases help keep your Zi6 close so you never miss the moment
  • Use a tripod to keep your video steady or star in your own show
  • Mount your Zi6 on your bike handles or helmet and catch a new perspective
Kodak Zi6 Highlights
Save the planet -- one battery at a time
Go green with included pre-charged AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and battery charger.

What's in the box
  • KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera
  • (2) AA pre-charged Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
  • Battery charger
  • HD and AV cables
  • Wrist strap
  • Camera pouch
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software for Kodak (PC only)


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 6.4 x 2.9 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B001BO7R00
  • Item model number: Zi6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,068 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: July 10, 2008

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The Zi6 is a clear competitor for the Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder (and now the Flip Video Mino Series Camcorder). It has a USB arm that swings out, just as the Flip Video pioneered. It uses two AA batteries and has a very similar form factor. But along with the copycat vibe, Kodak's managed to do what other competitors (such as RCA) have pretty much failed to do. That is, they took a great idea like the Flip Video and made some excellent improvements.

The most notable improvement is the addition of HD video. It's not Full HD (1080p), but my opinion is that people only want that because it's advertised as better. And to be honest, a 1080p picture is very capable of being a much better picture, however when it comes to consumer camcorders (especially cheap ones like this) it's more of a bother than anything. Most computers, even some of the newest, have some difficult playing back, or at least importing, 1080p video. It's a lot of data and if you don't have a 23 or 24 inch monitor you probably don't have the adequate resolution to even watch it on your machine. Your TV may be able to handle it, but remember that these small camcorders must have small sensors. Packing a huge HD picture into a small sensor is tough. Even 720p doesn't look that good when the sensors are tiny. Here, my point is, don't discard the Zi6 because it records 720p video. It's a blessing, I promise.

That said, the picture quality still isn't great. It isn't bad either.
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The Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera follows in the footsteps of the Flip series of small, pocketable video cameras. In many cases the Zi6 ups the ante in this area however. With a significantly larger LCD screen as compared to the Flip series, your eyes will be much happier. The resolution of the screen is great as is the brightness, except when viewed outdoors in bright sunlight. In bright outside conditions, the LCD becomes more difficult to see, but this is a common problem with most LCD displays.

The camera gives you three ways to record video and also captures single still images:
1. As HD movies at 720p and 60fps
2. As HD movies at 720p and 30fps
3. As VGA movies at 640x480 resolution
4. Still images at 3MP interpolated

What does that mean? Well it means that you get pretty good quality HD video in good lighting at either 30 or 60fps. And VGA movies are pretty good quality as well. But in lower lighting conditions, the quality suffers greatly.

The still image quality is barely acceptable and certainly not up to par with a dedicated point and shoot camera. The quality is comparable to what many cell phone cameras would provide.

The Zi6 has a SD card expansion slot which is a huge advantage over the Flip series of cameras. You can put in up to a 32 GB card which will hold several hours of video.

The major downside of this video camera is its lack of image stabilization and the awkward placement of the button that controls recording. It takes much practice and concentration not to get visible "jumps" when turning off the recording. If you are recording a long segment of video, it can become quite tedious to hold the camera still for any great length of time in spite of it's lightness.
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If I'm going to spend more than a hundred bucks on an item or somewhere around there, I do extensive research first to know I got the best bang-for-the-buck and, consequently, dodge any potential future buyer's remorse.

I've realized that the time I spend doing my product comparisons is often time that others don't have so I may as well share what I can.

I'll start by saying that you'll see my "Verified Amazon Purchase" on the Flip HD Ultra Camcorder review because, obviously, that's the one I wound up buying and I'll share with you why. But what I like in a camcorder may not suit your own needs so I'll break it down and let you decide what's best for you via what I found out:

Here are the pocket camcorders I compared:

Flip UltraHD (will be referred to as "F")
Flip Mino HD 2nd generation (Will be referred to as "M")
Creative Labs Vado HD 8 GB 2nd generation (Will be referred to as "CL")
Kodak Zi6 Pocket HD (Will be referred to as "K")

Why HD cameras only? Brighter colors and better images, wider images

HOW CNET RATED THE CAMERAS:
F Excellent
M Excellent
CL Very Good
K Very Good

HD SHOOTING TIME:
F: 120 minutes.
M: 120 minutes
CL:120 minutes
K: 25 minutes with batteries they included, 120 minutes if you buy an SD card

MEMORY:
F: 8 GB
M:8 GB
CL: 8 GB
K: internally only 30 MB recording space but it has 32 GB expandable SD/SDHC card slot. Because it comes with such small recording space you really need to buy an SD or SDHC card to maximize its potential, but the potential is really good and this will increase your ability to shoot longer.
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