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Kodak Playsport

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Kodak Playsport. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the memory and image quality.

design, portability, usability, price, size

durability, zoom, battery, image quality, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak Playsport is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Kodak Playsport review


The Kodak Playsport, also known as the Zx3, is the evolution of Kodak's Zx1 . While that model was weather-resistant, the Playsport is waterproof, able to record underwater down to 9.8 feet. There are other improvements, too, that make it a more...

Excellent video for its class; waterproof to 10 feet; HDMI cable included; very good sharing software.

No built-in USB connector; short battery life at highest resolution; no memory card; sharing software is Windows only.

The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video.

May, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Kodak Playsport Review


Even if it weren't waterproof, Kodak's Playsport pocket camcorder would still be an excellent value: at $149, you can record either full HD video or 60-fps 720p video, which is perfect for fast-moving situations.

Compact, waterproof design Easy to use Good video quality Crisp LCD display Improved battery life

No flip-out USB connector Zoom can be distracting

Jun, 2010

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Kodak PlaySport Jx3 Review


The PlaySport Zx3 brings a fresh look to the market of compact camcorders with its features like full HD capability, face detection and electronic face detection. If you are looking for a camcorder have a look at the PlaySport at some mall or shop...

Waterproof up to 3 metres, Good video quality outdoors, Stylish and sturdy, Nice body colour

Decent video quality indoors, Small screen, Navigation tough

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : (

Kodak PlaySport 2011 review


Now that most new phones offer hi-def video recording, the niche for pocket camcorders is looking slim, especially in light of Cisco's recent decision to discontinue its Flip range. However, if it's quality footage you want, phones still don't come...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Kodak Playsport and Playfull hands-on - Pocket-lint


Kodak has updated its Playsport video camcorder, now the Zx5 model, and introduced the new compact Playfull model at CES 2011 in Las Vegas and we were

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : James Morris (

REVIEW: Kodak PlaySport Takes Sexy Shots And A Beating


Can rivals get any more rugged that Kodak's Playsport Zx5? It's dustproof, waterproof and shockproof but how will it stand up to being treated rough?

Waterproof to 3m; Withstands drop from 1.5m; Full HD shooting ;

No built-in memory; Fixed battery; No backlight compensation setting

May, 2011

Expert review by : (

Kodak PlaySport


Great for photographers on the move, and well priced too. The carry case is an added bonus for keeping kit tidy and portable

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

"Kodak Playsport is very Nice Camara."


Its very beautiful and also attractive. Form this i can easily take the picks.Its zoom quality is not good. on Jul 17, 2012

Its very beautiful and also attractive. Form this i can easily take the picks.

Its zoom quality is not good.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

"I dropped it off the Empire State Building and it broke"


Never buy it, especially if you plan to drop it from heights higher than 300 feet.

Poop, it's not durable.

It doesn't have a "picture taker"

May, 2012

Consumer review (

"Excellent for Amateur video shooters"


The Hanging issue wasn't solved permanently, until I "Cut" & "Paste" all the videos/Photos on the 4Gb memory Card (Also after several Hard rests)!!!

HD Quality Videos

For some "ODD" reason, It Hanged many times when I first bought it, and had to "rest" it many times

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:KLIC-7004


Color of product:Black, White
Tripod mountable:


Display Diagonal:2


Normal focusing range:1 - ∞

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):5300000
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.218 - 1.89
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.218 - 1.89
Image Stabilizer: Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7\nMac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:128
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Pentium 4, 2.8GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:64MB VRAM\nCD-ROM\nUSB 1.1+\nVGA 1024 x 768 px
Photo mode: Yes
Video out:1

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto