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Kodak PlaySport (Zx3) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Waterproof up to 10 ft. (3 m)
  • Full 1080p HD video
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • Brilliant 2.0 in. color display
  • Capture 5 megapixel HD stills (16:9)
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Product Details

Color Name: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2.5 x 6.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 1442102
  • ASIN: B0030MITLW
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 14 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,113 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Color Name:Blue

Product Description

Kodak PLAYSPORT Digital Camcorder 1520287 Camcorders

From the Manufacturer

Life’s an adventure. Soak it up in HD.
Be fearless with the KODAK PLAYSPORT. It can plunge up to 10 feet under water and record it all in full 1080p HD.

Heads up, adrenaline junkies. The KODAK PLAYSPORT has as much appetite for adventure as you do. And it’s not afraid to get wet. This audacious little camera can plunge up to 10 ft under water and capture the entire experience in full 1080p HD. And you don’t need to worry about blurry footage when things get a little shaky. With built-in image stabilization, the KODAK PLAYSPORT will stay steady as a rock. From the waves, to the slopes, to the mud-soaked trails, this baby was made for the extremes.

Show them what you’re made of – in HDShow them what you’re made of – in HD
  • Take the plunge with the waterproof digital video camera capable of shooting up to 10 ft. (3 m) under water
  • Go anywhere—rugged design enables full 1080p HD video recording in just about any environment    
  • Start bragging with amazing 5 MP, 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
Make a colorful statementMake a colorful statement
The KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera was designed with you in mind, right down to the colors it comes in. We took cues from the environment—from nature, to climate, to the adrenaline rush it provides—and transformed it into attention-grabbing colors that help you stand out from the crowd.
Don’t let sun glare ruin your recording
  • Simply use your camera settings to turn on the LCD Glare Shield feature
  • LCD Glare Shield feature gives you two filters to choose from that help you see your subject on the display screen in reflective outdoor situations
  • These filters are only applied to your display screen, not your footage—so everything you record will look as great as the moment you shot it
Smooth, stable, and always ableSmooth, stable, and always able
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in electronic image stabilization
  • Accidents happen—luckily the PLAYSPORT isn’t afraid of a little fall, it can take it
  • Capture your friends in all their glory with smart face tracking technology
  • See more details and accurate colors with incredible low-light performance
Share your rebellious sideShare your rebellious side
  • Share on Facebook, and YouTube and Twitter sites with ease—built-in software and USB cable make editing, uploading, and sending e-mails simple
  • Debut videos in the palm of your hand with the vivid, high-contrast 2.0 in. color LCD
  • There’s always room for more—record up to 10 hours of HD video with expandable SD/SDHC card slot (up to 32 GB)1
  • Catch the highlights with slow motion playback right in the palm of your hand
Ready for the big screen—right out of the box
  • Complimentary HDMI cable lets your videos debut in full glory
  • Never miss a moment thanks to the rechargeable Li-Ion battery with in-camera charging
  • It doesn’t matter if you own a MAC or a PC—the KODAK PLAYSPORT is compatible with both
Be creative with great video softwareBe creative with great video software
  • Edit and trim videos
  • Add a voice-over to narrate your footage when editing on a PC
  • Add pictures and music to your videos to make cool mash-ups
  • Grab and edit still images from video frames to get that perfect shot
Everything you need to shoot, watch, and share 1080p HD video
  • KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera
  • KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004
  • HDMI and AV cables
  • Wrist strap
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software for Kodak (PC only)
1 Record about 20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD at 30 fps. Actual results may vary.






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Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By W. McCormick on May 7 2010
Color: Black
I just wanted to point out to readers of these reviews that the battery IS replaceable.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Skinartia on July 1 2010
Color: Purple
I recently got to use this camcorder for an extended period of time on vacation. While the film and audio quality are amazing (especially for such a little package), the battery is extremely disappointing. After 30 mins of consecutive filming, the battery was almost completely drained. That is really upsetting when you're on vacation and filming a parade, especially when the memory card I got for it holds over 8 hours of video. Other than the battery not being able to last longer than 45 mins total, it's a great camera and would be perfect for doing short films to capture those special moments.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Douglas TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 20 2010
Color: Black
I have not owned this long - yes, as usual a product shipped in the US a while before Canadians were allowed to buy it - but it is a mighty impressive package so far. It is a little short of perfect, but is definitely worth the price tag.

The positives:
- Although not heavy, it has a solid feel and the rubberized surface makes for a sure grip in the wet
- It is smaller than you expect. Genuinely pocket-sized
- The software is easy to use and simple to set up. They have put some thought into the balance between simplicity and functionality
- It happily runs in HD, although is better at 720p than full HD 1080p
- Most importantly, it is a full underwater camera, with a blue filter mode to balance the colours underwater

The negatives:
- Although it takes still pictures, and in good quality, you have to navigate throught he menu to do it. Simple point and snap would have been better
- 1080p quality is not so good. But at 720p and 60fps it is great. If full HD matters to you, then you need a better and much more expensive camcorder
- Low-light quality is poor, it struggles with balance
- The battery is not removable, so no fast swapping with a spare battery
- The front of the device is white, irrespective of the model colour. I'd prefer a single colour both sides

The negatives highlight an important point - this is a pocket-sized, easy-to-use, waterproof camcorder. It isn't intended to be everything to everyone, just a highly practical cam for the active outdoors.

As a robust first camcorder it is great. For many people it will be a second camcorder which can take the shocks, and the water, of outdoor family fun.

The pricing is very well pitched - while it does have some negatives in HD and low-light, it is a great pocket camcorder for the money, and will be your first-choice device on a daily basis.

Four stars - but much nearer to five than three!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Enthusiast on July 8 2010
Color: Blue
I discovered independently from Harry and Sami's reviews on this site regarding the same issue on this product, that it had small black shadowy spots (top,right of center & just below mid center of the LCD).

After use for stills and videos, and after going on a trip using it extensively especially in video mode, I noticed the spots on video recorded against a lighter colored background. I cleaned the LCD and lens just in case, but in vain. After thinking MY product had a problem, I returned it with the intention to get a replacement (as the product promises so,so much and I wanted one badly !), but the other 2 tested from the same retailer exhibited the same spots in the shop,and after going to a different retailer and screening that one before purchase....well, the same thing.

There was no option in my mind but to return the product and buy something else - I upgraded to a top of the range stills-and-video-combo (unfortunately at a higher price!). Personally I knew where the spots were and my eyes would follow it on everything I recorded, so that was that for me.

I can only advise people to inspect any product they buy from wherever, no matter what electronics they buy. Give it a proper self-test in all modes a.s.a.p and decide whether a product works for you or not. Good luck !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harry on June 26 2010
Color: Black
Mine has the same dark spot in the lower right coner. I was just about to make a video of it on a white surface and all of a sudden it dissapeared! I don't know what the heck is going on with these units. Just turned it back on and the dark spots are back argh, made a video of it and I caught it dissapearing! Please visit it at: [...] It's a little hard to tell on u-tube but its there. I'm going to send the video to kodak and see what responce I get... meanwhile I'll have to pack this up and send it back. I have 3 canon dslrs and this is my first experience with Kodak, it may or may not be my last, when this unit is working correctly it's awesome...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Happy on Jan. 17 2012
Color: Blue
I got this HD video camera last year before going on vacation. I did plenty of recording with it during that time (60+ gb's worth of videos over 2 weeks). Here are the main reasons (imo) why someone should get this camera over any of the other hd cams out there (and that includes the Go Pro series, the Flip, and others like it).

1. Price. I paid $114 +tax (w/free shipping) when it was on sale last year. I have seen it as low as $99 +tax since then.

2. The ability of the Playsport to record HD videos at 720p/60 frames a second (it can also do 1080/30 frames), but at 720p/60 you'll get buttery smooth videos. The other HD cams I mentioned are only able to do upto 720p at 30 frames a second (which the Playsport can also do), but at that setting you will sometimes get a stuttered video look during fast pans. The 720p/60 setting does take up more memory on the SDHC card, but it's worth it once you see the video quality on a big screen tv.

3. The ability to change the battery when it gets low/depleted. I bought 2 extra batters with a charger from ebay for under $15. This allowed me to go all day (sometimes 2 days) without the need to put the camera into charge mode (which would mean I'd have to wait about an hour or so before the battery was recharged before I could use it again... like you'd have to do with those other HD cameras). Note: A fully charged battery will give you between 45-60 minutes of recording time depending if you use the zoom or not. I would highly suggest that you not use the zoom, because the video quality does suffer as you zoom in/out.

4. It has mini HDMI and USB ports on it so it makes it easier to hook the camera up to an HD tv or computer for file playback and/or transfers.

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