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Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera - Black

by Kodak
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  • Record High Definition video (1080p at 30 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 battery and charger included
  • Vibrant 2.5-inch viewfinder; Watch footage on HDTV with included cables
  • Edit and share videos with included software
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.9 x 2.4 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002HOPUPC
  • Item model number: 8796062
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (779 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 29, 2009

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Define yourself in high definition.

It’s small enough to fit in a pocket, but why would you ever want to put it there? Whether out on the town or just hanging with friends, the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera captures every experience in stunning 1080p HD video. Stay in focus while you’re on the move with integrated image stabilization. Then kick back and watch all the action on your HDTV or share your scene on YouTube with the built-in USB. The Zi8 pocket video camera has all you need to define yourself in high definition.

Product Features
  • Take full HD 1080p videos wherever you go
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in image stabilization
  • Premiere your videos in the palm of your hand with the vivid 2.5-inch color LCD
  • No cables to worry about–just swing out the USB arm to upload, share and charge
  • Get a new perspective–take amazing 5 MP 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
  • Share on Facebook and YouTube with ease–built-in software makes editing and uploading simple
  • Compatible with PC and MAC (Use with Apple iLife Suite of products) operating systems
  • Compatible with iTunes for syncing with Apple TV, iPhone and iPod Devices
  • Plenty of room for more–record up to 10 hours of HD video (Record ~20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD at 30 fps) with the expandable SD/SDHC Card slot that can hold up to 32 GB
  • Capture your friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology
  • See more details and accurate colors in low light
  • Make audio awesome–the external microphone jack lets you record in stereo
  • Be ready for the big screen right out of the box with complementary HDMI cable
  • Record from a distance or play back on your TV with ease with available remote control
  • Grab attention and define your style with the ultra-compact design, stunning looks, and a range of colors
What's in the Box:
  • Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera
  • KLIC-7004 Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Adapter and cable for battery charging
  • HDMI and AV cables
  • Wrist strap
  • User’s Guide
  • ArcSoft MediaImpression Software for Kodak (on-camera)

Product Description

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Black

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The picture quality is very good.
laminate21
The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera is very easy to use and is so small and lightweight you can take it with you anywhere.
Gary S. Shogren
I've read online that Kodak has a firmware update that you can download to resolve this problem, however.
Leslie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,594 of 1,623 people found the following review helpful By Derrick A. Jeror on August 22, 2009
Color Name: Black
Check out my sample footage video on Youtube. On Youtube search "djeror zi8 low light"

In my previous review of the Kodak Zi8 I was pretty frustrated at the fact that whenever I used the built in microphone the recorded videos had an annoying high pitch whine that made the audio from my videos almost unusable. Kodak recognized that this was an issue and created a firmware update that fixed the problem. It also fixed a few other things like the previous issue of the image getting darker as you zoomed in. They seem to have fixed all of the major problems with this firmware fix.

I do tech product reviews so I need the following things:

- External mic input - most of my videos are shot wearing a lapel mic
- Macro mode - I have to get close to little tiny screens
- SDHC memory - I go to all day trade shows, I need 10+ hours of video
- Power options - I need to be able to shoot while AC power is plugged in or use a large external battery.
- Under $200 - I'm poor.

Because of these requirements no other camcorder can fit my needs. One cool thing about this camera is that it is much more upgradable than the other pocket cameras on the market.

Con:
-The built in microphone is OK now that they fixed the whining noise, but it's still not amazing.

Work-around:
- Don't use the internal mic... I use an Audio Technica lapel mic for 1 person interviews.Audio Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone For events I ordered a Sony stereo mic to use instead of the built in mic.
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530 of 543 people found the following review helpful By R. Vernon on October 12, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I rarely will type/review products but I've been a little frustrated reading the reviews of this product on Amazon and by users at other sites. Many users seem to think that this camera was designed to compete with expensive, professional cameras that cost thousands of dollars and produce full HD quality video. That's not what this is. Also, while my camera hasn't had the 'noise' issue from the Mic, i have seen a camera that had the issue and its BARELY noticeable. Its almost like a very quiet background noise from a Florescent light or something.

Kodak has designed, marketed, and built a camera to compete with FLiP and has clearly produced a FAR better product.

I'll keep it short and sweet and first explain who I am and what I am using this camera for. I use it for:
-Home Videos/Fun stuff with old buddies and friends
-For work when I need some quick video that's easy to upload online, or put in iMovie and edit
-For work when I need more complex videos that may require editing, or somewhat lengthy video but I want the ease of use/portability.

I have seen some of the problems stated with the internal Mic and I have had none of them (I do have the upgraded Firmware that is now standard 1.03, and Kodak says this completely eliminates the issue...again have never had the issue on my camera). A relative of mine was lucky enough to purchase this product when Kodak did an 'early' release a few months ago and occasionally his videos will have a bit of a higher pitched background noise, but it doesn't interfere with the sound from the video -- its just a light background noise that, honestly, i've heard on dozens of cameras. Don't forget, without an external Mic the camera only records mono so -- the sounds quality isn't going to be great anyway!
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848 of 876 people found the following review helpful By Richard C. Drew TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 3, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Length: 2:22 Mins
Instead of shooting a review, I took some video, outdoors in the dark, in a dim room, and various lighting conditions. I erased the audio portion - it was just wind and ambient noise. The original video is great quality - hopefully Amazon does not compress it too much!

Christmas lights in front of the house, the tree inside the house, and some footage at the local gym (dark, medium and bright conditions!)

I also shot some close-up footage with the close-up setting on and off so you can see how it works.

All videos are recorded by the camera in .mov format.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Winston Wolfe on January 24, 2010
Color Name: Black
So, I read all the same reviews you did on Amazon. Some people love it some people have had problems. I have not seen a product with such a wide range of reviews and was very leery. I bought it locally at a store with a good return record as Amazon was out of stock with no ETA on new stock.

I will start by saying, I have not had any of the problems that seem common here. No lines, no funny squeals/hums, etc. This unit came with the latest firmware installed (1.06).

Reading the 4 and 5 star comments on Amazon, I would say they are in line with my own experiences. For my needs this camera hits the mark on so many levels.

My needs:
- Small camera
- Ability to record fast action movement of sports/dance activities
- Extremely easy to play back on a computer AND television
- Zoom. Optical would be great, but not needed for what I do.
- A standard video format that could be edited by lots of different software.

Major pluses that tipped the scale to this camera over others:
- Removable memory. I don't want to download everything to a computer when I am on vacation. Swapping out the memory card is like loading film...I'll process it when I get home.

- Removable Battery. With all of my rechargeable tools/toys, I will use them more if I can swap out a run down battery and keep going. This lesson was first learned with cordless drills, always buy a second battery so you can keep working.

- Decent quality video for the size. Look at another reviewer on Amazon. He did a decent job of recording in different lighting conditions to show you what to expect. Similar videos were found on Youtube.

Software:

This seems to be a problem for a lot of people.
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