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Kodak Zi6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 786 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and battery. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and finish.

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

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak Zi6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak Zi6

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 106 user reviews of Kodak Zi6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zi6 High Definition Pocket Video Camera - BlackKodak Zi6 High Definition Pocket Video Camera - BlackKodak Zi6 High Definition Digital Video Camcorder - Pink

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Amazon.com review summary for Kodak Zi6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 user reviews of Kodak Zi6 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

reliability, features

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

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video CameraKodak Zi6 Pocket HD Camcorder (Pink)Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera, Refurbished (Black)

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Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera Camcorder Review

 

Frame-rate options and vivid footage ; Removable, expandable storage

Colors look a bit blown out ; Focus quality can be spotty

The Kodak Zi6's features and frame-rate options are superb for a pocket camcorder, but video quality is a shade below the competition.

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Kodak Zi6

 

Larger LCD than the competition ; Saves capture in natively Mac-compatible format ; Removable storage ; Uses replaceable batteries ; 720p video

Included software is Windows-only ; No image stabilization, making camera shake likely ; Low-light results not great

Editor's Choice!

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Kodak Zi6

 

Pure Digital's Flip helped launch the low-priced camcorder revolution last year, and it had price, portability, and ease of use on its side. With the Flip, the focus was on capturing short clips for streaming video sites, and its picture was, at best,...

HD video capture. Large, bright screen. Macro mode. Still-image capture. Solid speaker

Large footprint. Heavy. Very little built-in memory

Kodak's first dedicated video camera carves out its niche in the YouTube camcorder space, offering HD capabilities. Whether that's a plus or a minus comes down to how much you value video quality in an inexpensive video camera.

Editor's Choice!

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Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera

 

This budget camcorder is a winner, thanks to its 720p video, still-photo capability, and expandable storage.

Records 720p HD video at 60 fps ; Takes 3-MP still photos ; Can accommodate SD Cards up to 32GB ; Great price

No optical zoom or image stabilization ; Short battery life ; Editing software not included

The Kodak Zi6 is lightweight, easy to use, and takes smooth HD video and crisp Macro photos. And it holds SD Cards, something the Flip Mino and Video Ultra don’t do—all this for The Kodak Zi6 is lightweight, easy to use, and takes smooth HD video and...

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Kodak Zi6 (black)

 

Like many inexpensive competitors, the Kodak Zi6 is technically an HD camcorder the way a tomato is technically a fruit: it meets the definition, but doesn't deliver the experience. True, the Zi6 records video in 1,280x720-pixel resolution at both 30...

Solid 720p video; comparatively large LCD; memory-card expansion slot; AA rechargeable batteries included along with protective carrying case and video output cables.

Insufficient onboard memory and price doesn't include an optional memory card; can't recharge batteries via USB connector; included software isn't Mac compatible.

While bigger than most of its competitors and high priced for a mini camcorder, the Kodak Zi6's attractive design and decent video quality adequately compensate for some usability drawbacks.

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YouTube-Ready Video Camera Gets the Goods

 

Kodak's second foray into video is way more satisfying than the MC3, its first. A fraction bigger but more accomplished than its diminutive Flip Mino

2.4-inch LCD. Rechargeable batteries, charger and media software included (for PC only). SDHC-ready. No annoying red light on the front to ruin stealth video action

Zoom is indexed instead of smooth. LCD could be brighter. As expected, stills are a bit soft. Annoying startup and shutdown chime

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Kodak Zi6

 

If you think you've seen a slew of manufacturers horning in on the camcorder market lately, you're not mistaken. The Pure Digital Flip created enough waves with its winning combination of "easy meets dirt cheap" that companies are climbing over each...

There are no manual controls on the Kodak Zi6, save for a 2x digital zoom and a small, plastic switch on the side to toggle between tele (normal) and macro (up-close) focusing. As with other ultra-compacts, the lack of controls or even a menu is an...

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Kodak Zi6

 

Kodak Zi6 Camcorder Review

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Review: Kodak Zi6 HD mini camcorder

 

The mini camcorder market is heating up. Kodak's new HD-capable device is an impressive offering and is a definite contender amongst camcorders such as Pure Digital's Flip Ultra and Flip Mino.

In doing so, it’s given Flip and consumers interested in pocket video something to think about. Not only is it in the same price range as the Flip Mino ($180), but unlike the Flip camcorders, it shoots in HD, offering 720p at either 60 or 30 frames per...

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Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera Review

 

I think I can safely say when you look back in the future to the late 2000s, you'll agree that it was the You Tube era. Whether it's captured from your cellphone or video camera, not even an hour later its on You Tube or Vimeo. Kodak is making it even...

Great video and image quality in well lit conditions, simple to use, convenient design

Desperately needs some sort of image stabilization and should have included some Mac compatible software

The Kodak Zi6 is really easy to use. Even your grandparents could use this device and be pretty savvy with it. The fact the videos are recorded in HD is a really nice touch, which is something the Zi6′s main competitor – the Flip Mino can’t do. The...

Product Specifications

Become an instant celebrity or paparazzo! This sleek pocketable design is built for easy video - there is no lens cap, no dials to turn, or settings to set. Just turn it on and hit record to capture the action, adventure, and all the juicy details in stunning HD! Make your cinematic debut on any HDTV. Or just pop the USB in the nearest PC and you're ready to share the fun on YouTube. Edit, add music, and personalize your flick and easily share with your adoring fans. There's no such thing as ''you should've been there'' with the Zi6.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:4.5in
Weight:3.8oz
Width:2.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Kodak
Model:Zi6 Pocket Video Camera
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:4.1mm
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pink

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.6Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5 / 1/4.5"/1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:2
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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