Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Raspberry) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p|
|Screen Size||2.5 Inches|
|Item Weight||16 Ounces|
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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 batteries 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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|Screen Size||2.5 inches||3.0 inches||2 inches||3 inches|
|Media Type||SDHC, SD Card||SD Card, SDHC||Micro SD||SD Card|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS||CMOS||—||CMOS|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p||640X480(30 FPS), HD 1280x720(30 FPS), FHD 1920x1080(15 FPS)||720p||FHD 1920x1080(15 FPS), HD 1280x720(30 FPS)|
Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Raspberry
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.
- 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
- 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)
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I used one of these cameras with a reasonably priced wireless mike and tripod a couple of years ago for a foreign mission trip taken under the auspices of a major ministry that has a daily TV program. The resulting 1080p HD video was so good that some clips from that trip are now often used in the intro and outro of their daily TV program seen worldwide.
like seizing up and over-heating, whiny internal mic recordings -
so there are quite a few re-certified refurbished ones available -
so that's both bad and good news.
Even when buying a Kodak re-certified/refurbished unit -
one can still get a faulty one - I did -
thank goodness I dealt via Amazon with Adorama -
the mark of a good vendor is not just whether they deliver -
but how one is treated when something is wrong -
all I can say is that Adormama were more than sterling.
With that experience I took another chance and bought another refurbished one from Amazon/Adorama -
with my previous experience I was able to thoroughly test this one, and it works just fine.
Now to the Zi8 (being Kodak refurbished it has the latest firmware 1.06) -
the video quality is really good even compared to the already good Zi6 - I can see a marked improvement over the Zi6's I have tried - the videos from the Zi8 look sharper and the colors looks really good - in fact I would go as far to say that the video quality looks as good as from any consumer camcorder I have seen. Of course $700 camcorders will have much more flexibility with more and real optical zoom range better image stabilization - but they cost 6-10x as much and they are not pocketable.
Most reviews will say the digital zoom is pretty poor - I have actually found the digital zoom surprisingly good all the way up to 4x - even with nose-to-monitor scrutiny - I was really surprised at this since I do a lot of photography and the first thing one learns is not to use any digital zoom - I can't explain this but the digital zoom on the Zi8 is good - more than just usable (note: I record at mainly 720p/30fps).
The macro ability is also really good - the depth of field is shallow - so the trick is to set macro make sure the subject is in focus BEFORE starting the recording.
That brings us to the LCD screen - it is high definition and sharp compared to other screens I have seen on the competition - so it is easy to see if the subject is in focus and whether the picture/scene looks good - although like any other LCD screen it will be hard to see in sunlight.
One of the good features of the Zi8 is the ability to connect a stereo external mic - I have a pair of really good portable stereo mic's that I used for live music recording and the sound quality can be very good indeed -
however I have found the internal mic although mono - can actually give pretty decent sound quality - there is a mic level adjustment under settings and the default middle setting seems to work really well - I recorded a big band with vocalist and the sound quality was very good.
EIS (stabilization) does work - but obviously cannot cope with gross movement.
It seems to work better at the normal wide-end, and less so when zoomed - but then when zoomed it is more sensitive to movement anyway.
On my tests I got about 1hr 38mins on a full charge of the battery and at 720p/30fps I ended up with two files one at 2Gb (for 1hr 34mins) and the other at about 86Mb - so there is a limit of 2Gb file-size (due to I think the FAT32 format of the SDHC card) and for me the rate was just over 21Mb/minute.
Note on video resolution -
obviously the big selling point of the Zi8 is the ability to record full HD at 1080p - that's 1920x1080 - for me it's overkill -
the 720p looks as good and the view is a bit wider and it has the ability to record at 60fps which is better for motion.
But I'd like to point out that there is a WVGA setting which is not just the usual 640x480 - but 848x480 - that's really 480p wide-screen (16:9) format - this is actually really good for videos destined for standard DVDs - since DVD specifications are only 720x480 - so the Kodak Zi8 even on WVGA can produce videos good enough for standard DVDs.
Stills - strictly for emergencies only - the stills at the normal wide end look just acceptable - but if the digital zoom is used then the still look very poor.
Overall I like the Zi8 a lot it's a lot better than I expected in terms of video quality -
that is if one gets a good one......
However since the product is now more mature -
hopefully this is not as uncertain as it may sound.
PS - from what I have read (and I have read a lot) - part of the trick if one gets a faulty unit - is to return for exchange or refund with the vendor - do not use the Kodak warranty service as that can be slow - and possibly unreliable - (since I did buy a Kodak re-certified/refurbished unit previously that was faulty)
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Ses défauts?? Un aspect luisant qui démontre très bien les traces de doigts, une lumière rouge à l'avant pour (avertir??)les acteurs lorsque l'appareil enregistre.. peu pratique si l'on filme quelque chose de près car on peut y voir son reflet (je conseil de coller un petit morceau de carton noir par dessus ce voyant lumineux). À noter Le logiciel donné avec l'appareil est très facile d'accès et pourra satisfaire les besoins de montages rapides.
Bref, un appareil parfait pour être trimbalé un peu partout sans avoir trop peur de le briser, vu son petit prix!
Now that being said, I prefer the 780p/ 60fps mode on this unit because at 60 frames per second, the video is really smooth and very nice. I would only use the 1080/ 30fps mode if the thing you are recording is quite still.....like a stage show, landscape or something relatively stagnent. Also, contrary to what others have said, and I can't understand this, the built in mic on this unit is really very good. NO problems there. I recorded a music show my daughter did at school and the audio was great!.
Now on to the built in software included with the unit (ArcSoft Media Impression). The software works great and allows you to upload all the video and pictures onto your PC. Once that is done, you can reformat the SD card inside the camera, clear it and get all your memory back. I installed a 8GB SD card and got more than enough recording time for a single event (2hrs approx). You have to be somewhat computer literate to work the software as there is ZERO support from ArcSoft if you have any questions. You basically have to figure it out yourself sadly. Once the data is uploaded into ArcSoft from the camera, you can then view it on the pc or rip a DVD of the movie. One great feature included is the ability to rip a hi-def movie in Blu-ray codec on a blank dvd that only a Blu-ray player can read. This will give you a 1080 wide screen presentation that you can watch on your widescreen tv. One caution though, it takes HOURS to do this so once you start the process, walk away from your computer!!. You can also burn a regular resolution dvd but for whatever reason, the presentation has letterboxed bars on the top and bottom of the tv. I Could not for the life of me contact ArcSoft to find out why the dvd would not automatically be formatted for widescreen televisions since the camera recorded it that way but to no avail!!. Therefore, I always use the Blu-ray codec option. Viewing the video directly from the camera via the HDMI cable is also an option but it's infinetely better to store the data on disc or pc and free up the card. The cards are very expensive ($30.00 for an 8 gig card). It will cost you a lot of change to store your movies and pics on SD cards, believe me !!
This is all in all a great product and perfect for events and family vacations. It's compact, lite, and shoots great video and takes very nice pictures as well. Remember though....hold it steady and move slowly !!
All the specs and features add up to a nice pocket camera.
Recommend it for sure.. not sure if they are still available tho..