Kodak PlaySport (Zx3) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera (Purple)

by Kodak
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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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.

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera, Poor Battery... July 1 2010
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Works great after nearly 2 years! June 2 2012
By Ally
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Kodak PlaySport (Zx3) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera (Black)

We have used this thing a lot over the last couple years, since it first came out. It works great.. that's all I can say. I would buy it again, the durability and water resistance is amazing. We have used it probably 10 times under water, and there have been no issues.

I've never been a big fan of Kodak, but they made this product perfect!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product for the money May 28 2010
By Habs
In this new market of small, casual camcorders, this product has proven excellent. It is a solid camera and does a fine job of creating casual video in dark and light environemtns. As a camcorder that you would carry with you in all recreational environments, it's great. It is very easy to use, it's sturdy, and practical for the pocket or the purse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bugging red light Jan. 6 2011
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I like this little gadget was constructed...solid and rigid in its look and feel, and 1080 rez hd is really awesome. The only thing that bugs me is the blinking red light located right in front of the camera. I know that the purpose of the little red light is to let the user know that the camera is up and running, but the constant blinking is such a distraction that people hide and eventually run away, thus spoiling the moment you'd like to film. To remedy this problem, I used a piece of black electrical tape and covered the annoying red light.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product Oct. 18 2010
I bought this as a gift for my nephew (who is only 3 year old) so I only tried it for several days. It does good what it is designed for: shooting HD videos. The video quality is great and microphone works perfectly. The lens are quite basic though so don't expect great photo quality, but cannot complain with the price I paid. Overall, quite satisfied with the product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Video Camera June 3 2010
By Iain
Really nice Video camera, use it all the time.... really easy to slip into your top pocket and use whenever.... nice output - I use 60fps HD. Like other reviewers say, the zoom is a little jerky as you move in and out, but normally I stay zoomed out - the screen may be difficult to see the action on the camera [when zoomed out], but when on the big screen it looks great.

And I'm looking forward to trying this one out in the water also

buy it... you know you want to!
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2.0 out of 5 stars not very good Nov. 4 2011
Not so good product
after a couple of use the charger plug in, into the camera was broken.
had to buy a charger for the battery 40.00
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