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Kodak PlaySport Zx5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2792 reviews of Kodak PlaySport Zx5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good reviews. Many are negative about the zoom and reliability. Opinions about the control panel and battery are mixed.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak PlaySport Zx5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 473 user reviews of Kodak PlaySport Zx5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Digital Pocket Video - Black (Full HD 1080p video, 5MP HD stills) 2.0 inch LCDKodak Playsport Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Abyss - Black)Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Full HD 1080P, Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof - Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak PlaySport Zx5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1297 user reviews of Kodak PlaySport Zx5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the connectivity and control panel.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

reliability, zoom, control panel, connectivity

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Red (2nd Generation)Kodak PlaySport (ZX5) Waterproof Pocket Video Camera Bundle (Includes Remote Control, Tripod, 4 GB Memory Card, HDMI Cable, and Camera Case) - Burton Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Red (2nd Generation) NEWEST MODEL

Jul, 2015

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

Kodak PlaySport

 

This pocket camcorder costs less than the competition, records at a higher resolution, goes underwater, and comes with surprisingly robust software.

Even if it weren’t waterproof, Kodak’s Playsport pocket camcorder would still be an excellent value: at 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...

Jun, 2010
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Expert review by: Mark Calley (digitalcamerareview.com)

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Review

 

Last month we tried out the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123, a rugged digital camera that fell well below expectations.

Rough, tough ; Macro mode ; Decent video quality

Small display ; Not good in low-light

One attribute of the PlaySport that Kodak has heavily advertised is its proprietary Share button (a feature also present on the EasyShare Sport). It allows users to designate specific websites to publish pictures and videos to, and supports Facebook,...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Kodak PlaySport Zx5

 

Instead of beefing up performance or features, Kodak makes small improvements

Good low light performance; Good sharpness for its class; Rugged design

Abysmal color accuracy

With Cisco killing off its Flip camcorder line last month, the ultracompact camcorder market was left with some gaping holes to fill. Kodak’s series of pocket-cams may be poised to take over a chunk of the Flip’s former market, and, we must say, the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best pocket HD camcorder

 

Experts say the Kodak Playsport is the best pocket HD camcorder you can buy. It shoots in full 1080p high-definition, can snap still photos, and it's waterproof to 10 feet -- all features you can't get on any Flip camcorder, including the Flip...

Shoots 1080p HD, waterproof to 10 feet, snaps 5-megapixel still photos, includes HDMI cable and wall charger, inexpensive

No built-in memory, bundled software isn't Mac-compatible, some owners say it leaks underwater

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Steve Holt (the-gadgeteer.com)

Kodak Playsport Video Camera Review

 

I have used video cameras for as long as I can remember. My first video camera was one of those really hefty kind that you sat on your shoulder and it used regular VCR tapes. Yeah, and I admitted it. Since then I have used every imaginable type of...

Rugged and solid ; Great price for all these features ; Video quality is excellent

Digital zoom is worthless ; Digital camera options are sorely lacking

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Adam Weinberg (askmen.com)

Kodak PlaySport

 

If you're active or like to watch active events, you need a camcorder that can keep up with you and the action.

Do you prefer shooting video or snapping still images? Kodak made plenty of fans with its previous pocket camcorder release, the Zi8, so when the company pulled back the curtain on the next ultracompacket HD camera, hype was in no short supply. Set...

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (t3.com)

Kodak PlaySport ZX5 review

 

Durable action cam that films in crisp 1080p

After giving the Playsport a wipe down and connecting it to a PC, we found that you have to install a couple of programmes to share what you have filmed. Once done though, it was easy to get images onto Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. All our footage was...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Review

 

As with its predecessor, the Zx5 is a 5Mp stills camera as well as a video camera, but we were disappointed to find no karabiner loop (as there was on the Zx1) available for when we indulge in some proper extreme sports action.

It's hard to see what the Zx5 brings to the party that wasn't already offered by the Zx3. Both 1920x1080 video capture and image stabilisation were already included, as was the shoot and share option. The Zx5 has a dedicated Share button and DIS...

Jul, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Kodak Playsport Zx5

 

Kodak's waterproof pocket camcorder range gets tough.

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

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

The Kodak Playsport Zx3 was already great value for a waterproof pocket Internet camcorder. The Zx5 is around £30 more than the current price for the Zx3, and although it doesn’t add much in the way of extra features, the improved shock rating makes it...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Kodak PlaySport 2011 Review

 

A desirable amphibious camcorder that's up for adventure, but footage isn't all that we'd hoped for

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 q

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.5'' / 1/3.2''

Connectivity

Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card / SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

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

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:4:3
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