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This review is from: Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (Black) (Camera)
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Step 1) read the reviews on Amazon for the Kodak Play Touch, both positive and negative. Then, if you have already bought the camera, make sure you read "Beth's" replies as a Kodak rep. She's right on the money. Step 2) Make sure you download the latest firmware update. Step 3) Make sure the distance lever is set in the middle (mountain setting) most of the time.
My experience is as follows. Out of the box, I had some minor problems. After I updated and made sure I had the focus lever where it should be, I got good pictures with just a little practice. The built in microphone works, but could use some improvement by Kodak. I've got an older Flip camera that has better sound, but the Kodak Play Touch takes way better images, especially using HD.
After using the camera for a while, I recommend buying it for the purpose it was designed, namely casual movies that can be uploaded onto the web or played back on your tv or computer monitor. This is not a high end video camera, but rather a very convenient and unobtrusive way to have some fun at parties or with family.
The touch screen works for me about as well as physical buttons and a menu system that are on most cameras. No complaint here, but you have to get used to it. The built in USB really helps as it does on the Flip camera. The built in editing capability also works, but you get better results using more sophisticated software on your computer.
All in all, a good camera for its intended purpose.