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Kodak Playtouch Video Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the features and zoom.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, battery

build quality, zoom, features

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 60 reviews)

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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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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...

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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.

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Amazon review summary for Kodak Playtouch Video Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 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.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, design

build quality, features, zoom

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

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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

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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

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Kodak Playfull ZE2 review

 

A low-risk option for water-based stills or video

Easy to use, even with gloves ; Affordable watersorts camera

1MP still images lack detail ; Digital zoom degrades image

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Kodak PlayTouch review

 

The Kodak PlayTouch brings 1080p recording and touchscreen controls to the mini-camcorder party

Good features ; Touchscreen controls ; Easy to use

Noisy video ; Price

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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

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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

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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus:No / Unknown
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser / No
Sensor Size:1/3.2''
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
PictBridge: No
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
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Flash + Memory Card / Memory Card
Handheld Position:CHOCOLATEBAR
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Sensor Size:1/3.2''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Kodak KLIC-7004

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection / No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3
Shutter Priority: No
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