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Kodak ZX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1002 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good reviews. The zoom and features get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak ZX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Kodak ZX1


The Kodak Zx1 Digital Video Camera is a compact and weather-resistant device that enables "go-anywhere" High Definition recording. The Zx1 allows users to shoot and share high-quality video quickly and simply, with 720p HD video capture at 60 or 30...

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Kodak ZX1 Review


Rochester, N.Y., January 8 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today introduced the new KODAK Zx1 Digital Video Camera, a compact and rugged digital device that enables 'go-anywhere' High Definition recording.

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Kodak Zx1 Pocket Video Camera


Records bright, sharp 720p video at 60 fps, Compact, water-resistant design, Comes with an HDMI cable, Improved software now ships onboard camcorder

Weak battery life, Zoom looks jerky on-screen, No flip-out USB connector, Bundled software runs only on PCs

Kodak's weather-resistant Zx1 is the sleekest pocket camcorder we've seen lately. And the size, video quality, and $149 price tag will be a good match for some people. However, if budget permits and you don't mind carrying a larger device, the video...


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Pocket Cam Designed Like Tron, Infused With Brawn


What would you say to a camera that's rough, durable, HD-ready and under $200? How about I'm yours.

Retrofuturistic Tron design lines and keypad. No more stealth-busting startup chime. HDMI OMG FTW (if you don't mind cables). 720p with up to 60fps. Rechargeable Ni-MH AAs and charger included. Nearly 34 percent smaller and 16 percent lighter than Zi6....

Slighter body = tinier screen (by a quarter of an inch) = crappier playback. Relatively narrow lens angle. Nocturnal and low-light shooting still yields noisy clips. Horse beater says: Isn't it the whole point of a pocket cam to avoid toting cables

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Kodak Zx1


One of the hits of this year's CES (the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas), the Kodak Zx1 is a welcome new "weather-resistant" addition to the HD pocket camcorder realm. It offers a lot of what we like about Kodak's Zi6 pocket camcorder in a...

Rugged design ; HDMI-out and frame-rate control

Weak microphone ; No integrated USB connector

The Kodak Zx1 is a pocketable HD camcorder for the snowboarder set, with a slick, durable design to go along with its decent performance.

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Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera (black)


Last year, Kodak was first out the gate with an HD minicamcorder, the Zi6 . That model was pretty good and won some fans for its decent video quality and relatively large LCD display. This year, Kodak's sticking with much the same as far as the guts of...

Relatively rugged, attractive design; captures video at 720p HD resolution; decent video; memory-card expansion slot; runs off AA batteries; bundled HDMI cable; zippier performance.

No memory card; batteries don't recharge via USB connector; software isn't Mac compatible; poor connectivity.

While its video quality doesn't quite match up to that of the Flip Video MinoHD, the Kodak Zx1 does win points for its stylish, rugged design.

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Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera Review


Last year, Kodak was first out the gate with an HD minicamcorder, the Zi6. That model was pretty good and won some fans for its decent video quality and relatively ...

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Kodak Zx1 HD Video Recorder


We recently took a look at a new product that has become really popular in the YouTube community called the Flip UltraHD. After my review I was looking into similar products and found out a few other companies make similar products. One of those is the...

Well when comparing the Zx1 against the HDFlip there are many pro’s and con’s. The video I posted above is really the best way to compare. The Zx1’s low light performance leaves a lot to desire. The SD card port is a pain if you don’t have one, but it...

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Kodak Zx1 Pocket Video Camera - Reviewed


The Kodak Zx1 Pocket Video Camera is the latest gadget to hit the desk at DigitalReviews Network. First introduced at CES 2009, the Zx1 has definitely captured its fair share of tech world attention. The Kodak Zx1 is a Pocket Video Camera offering...

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Review: Kodak Zx1 HD pocket camcorder


The Zx1 is more compact than most pocket HD camcorders, but its video quality leaves much to be desired.

With its smaller size, the Zx1 (2.0 by 4.2 by 0.8 inches) is a lot more pocketable than the Zi6 (2.5 by 4.5 by 0.9 inches). From a distance, the Zx1 looks like a large mobile phone. Unlike the Zi6’s plastic and rubber body, the Zx1 has a plastic front...

Product Specifications

Adventure can strike at any moment. Capture it in HD with the Kodak Zx1 Pocket Video Camera. Built to take on rain and snow, bright light and low light, this camera is ready for action. Now, no matter where life leads you, recording it all in stunning HD quality is as close as your front pocket.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


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:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Model:Zx1 Pocket Video Camera
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak

Lens System

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



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.6Mpix
Optical Sensor Size: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


Viewfinder Type: None