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Kodak Playfull ZE1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 834 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good comments, but many are negative about the reliability and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak Playfull ZE1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak Playfull ZE1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 199 user reviews of Kodak Playfull ZE1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm - Blue/SilverKodak Playfull Waterproof Video Camera - Black (720p HD, 2x Digital Zoom) 2.0 inch LCDKodak Playfull Waterproof Video Camera - White (720p HD, 2x Digital Zoom) 2.0 inch LCD

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Amazon.com review summary for Kodak Playfull ZE1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 384 user reviews of Kodak Playfull ZE1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera (Black Bundle)Kodak PlayFull HD Video Camera - BlueSilverKodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera (White)

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Kodak Playfull HD Video Camera (Black)

 

With the Playfull in Kodak's minicamcorder lineup, it has a model for just about every type of user. Compared with its linemates, the rugged PlaySport and feature-filled PlayTouch , it is stripped-down, but you still get full HD-resolution movie and...

The Kodak Playfull produces very good video quality for its price and size, is easy to use, and has good editing and sharing software.

Its screen might be too small for some users, the lens is fixed-focus, there's no flash or video light, and the battery can't be removed.

The Kodak Playfull minicamcorder is a pocketful of video fun, but it might be just too "mini" for some.

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Kodak Playfull Ze1

 

aThe Flip cam is dead. With the originator and leader of the pocket cam movement officially bowing out of the race with a swipe of the red pen from parent company Cisco, Kodak stands to inherit the throne. But is it a crumbling one? The rise of 720p...

Compact, stylish design ; Best-in-class image stabilization ; Surprising low-light prowess ; Easy to use ; Reasonable price ; Full 1080p output ; In-camera editing, effects, sharing

Slightly oversaturated colors ; No mic jack, removable battery, macro mode ; Tricky side door

The Kodak Playfull Ze1 rises above the pack with smart design, outstanding video quality and a price that’s downright reasonable.

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Kodak PlayFull Ze1Camcorder Review

 

The Kodak PlayFull Ze1 is a tiny camcorder with the ability to record Full HD 1080p video. In addition to being one of the smallest camcorders we've ever reviewed, the PlayFull's $129 price tag also makes it one of the cheapest. Don't expect much in...

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Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Ze2

 

A cheap, tiny camcorder that lets you shoot 720p HD video underwater.

Compact, cheap, and waterproof; Provided software is easy to use

Poor sharpness and motion performance; Problems with auto exposure

The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Ze2 is far from perfect, and it clearly lacks the performance and image quality of its peers. The fact that the camcorder can’t record Full HD 1080p video was more of a problem than we expected it to be, as the Ze2 put up...

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Kodak PlayFull Ze1

 

Ideal for a young child or those who don't want expensive equipment just to record videos.

Extraordinarily compact; Good low light results for its class

Terrible color and “white balance”:; No manual controls whatever

For the past few years, Kodak has excelled at making reliable, compact camcorders that are both cheap and easy to use. The PlayFull Ze1 certainly has all those traits, and, continuing in true Kodak fashion, the camcorder avoids many of the useless...

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Is The Kodak Playfull Worth The Money?

 

The Kodak Playfull video camera is Kodak's smallest camcorder to hit the market yet. This article will discuss the video quality, features, and design of the video camera. Find out if the Playfull is worth the money, or just another camera to pass over.

My final verdict would have to be that the Kodak Playfull was not by all means the best pocket camcorder to hit the market. Kodak tried to cash in on having the smallest camera available, but it happens to be that it is not a good feature at all....

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Kodak Playfull review

 

With Flip now out of business, Kodak has found itself in a rather rare situation as far as the company in the current age goes. For pocket camcorders, it's going to be market leader. So, is becoming top dog by default enough reason to start buying...

Small, light, good looking video footage

Clunky buttons, unnecessary software load, tiny screen

If it wasn't for the strong results, we'd tell you to throw it out the window but with camcorders it's those results that really count

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Kodak Playfull ZE1 review

 

A camcorder aimed at a young, fashion-conscious user, the Kodak Playfull ZE1 comes in a choice of black or silver with blue, orange or purple detailing around the lens.

We liked the look of this camcorder, and its multitude of sharing options. The lightweight feel and price suggest that it is for a younger market. Bad image quality in low light conditions, limited internal memory and a small screen let down the...

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Kodak Playfull

 

The Playfull produces good HD video and still images despite its tiny packaging. It's made even more appealing by its reasonable asking price.

Built-in USB connector ; Stylish and compact

Tiny LCD screen ; No autofocus

The Playfull produces good HD video and still images. Provided you don't mind its tiny screen and mini form factor, the Playfull is definitely worth its AU$200 price.

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Kodak PlayFull

 

Slim profile and attached USB makes for quick and easy videos that you can throw straight onto Facebook, though the smartphone sitting in your front pocket is a big contender.

Small, light build; simple, convenient connectivity

Poor low-light performance; High noise below medium lighting conditions; no flash

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser / No
Sensor Size:1/3.2''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash Memory / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Candy Bar
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3
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