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Kodak Playtouch Video Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 reviews of Kodak Playtouch Video Camera. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the zoom and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability, reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak Playtouch Video Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak Playtouch Video Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Kodak Playtouch Video Camera from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and durability get critical comments.

portability, usability, size, price, battery

zoom, durability, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlayTouch High Definition Video Camera 5MP,3.0 LCD - BlackKodak PlayTouch Video Camera 5MP,3.0 inch LCD - Teal

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak Playtouch Video Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 user reviews of Kodak Playtouch Video Camera 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. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good opinions, but many are negative about the zoom and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

durability, reliability, zoom

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (Black)Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (Silver)Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (Orange)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Kodak Playtouch Video Camera

 

The Playtouch ($229.95 direct) is Kodak's new top-of-the-line HD pocket camcorder, and its first model to feature a touch screen. A full $50 more than the Kodak Zi8 ($179.95, 4 stars), the price is on the high side, but Kodak throws in plenty of...

Slick design with responsive touch screen. Variety of HD video resolution and frame-rate options. 5-megapixel still image capture. In-camera video effects. Macro focus. Microphone input. Headphone jack. HDMI cable included

Video quality isn't as impressive as the competition. Only a 2-inch portion of the 3-inch display is viewable while recording video

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Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Ze2Camcorder Review

 

The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Ze2 is a cheap, bare-bones camcorder that lets you shoot 720p HD video underwater. There's nothing flattering about the Ze2 in terms of performance or features, but its ridiculously compact design and sub-$100 price tag...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (digitalcamerareview.com)

Kodak PlayTouch Review

 

The Kodak PlayTouch pocket HD camcorder is a slim touch-based successor to the well-received Zi8.

Extrernal mic input ; HDMI cable included ; Effective touch controls

Display size limited when shooting ; Mediocre video quality ; Low build quality in parts

Overall however, I have to say the PlayTouch is a misfire for Kodak, but one that could easily be fixed with a tweak to the display function and a return to PlaySport video quality.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Kodak Playtouch review

 

The Kodak Playtouch takes a twist on the popular trend for pocket camcorders, adding Full HD 1080p video capture and a 3-inch touchscreen into the mix. It's a move we've seen from a number of manufacturers looking to expand the offering of such devices...

External mic option, removable battery and storage, choice of video capture modes, HDMI

Video quality isn't great, on-board mic is lacking, screen isn't put to best use, there seems little advantage to adding touch controls, seems expensive

Something of a mixed bag, the Kodak Playtouch offers a heavy dose of pros and cons. The touch interface doesn’t seem worth given that the screen isn’t put to best use and the quality isn’t quite good enough, especially at the £200 mark

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Can the touchscreen-toting, Full-HD shooting, face-recognising Kodak PlayTouch back up its fancy features with an all-round winning performance?

Despite the dodgy audio quality, the PlayTouch boasts some cool features and smooth Full HD video recording

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Kodak Playtouch

 

It was not until I started checking out this next product that I realised that my computer system box had a face.

This feature is very sensitive with the result that mistakes can happen until you get use to it. There were occasions when even the lightest of touches sent me to a screen I did not want and I would find myself looking at sepia or black & white view of...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Kodak PlayTouch video camera

 

With HD capability, 3in LCD touchscreen and built-in USB arm, £200. Also in other colours.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Dan (cameraworld.com)

Compact quality

 

Like the size for traveling and use. Good quality picture, good still picture option, adjusts well to light to get a good clear pic.

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Large Clear LCD

Limited Zoom ; Poor Sound

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Uncle Jimbo (staples.com)

Second time buying it

 

Lost the first one but liked it so much I ordered the same model. Really like the share feature, find I'm sending a lot more photos on the internet with it.

Easy to Use,Good Image Stabilization,Great Picture Quality,Large Clear LCD

Consumer review by: Skydiver7 (argos.co.uk)

Kodak Playtouch Review

 

This is a great product. very easy and intuitive to use. I bought this to add video and pictures to my website and it's just great. I specifically bought this so I could plug in a separate mic for video testimonials for my products and services and...

Jan, 2012
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: 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
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

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

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3
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