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Kodak Zi8 1080p Pocket HD Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Record High Definition video (1080p at 30 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Easily upload recorded footage to YouTube with built-in USB and software
  • Expandable SD/SDHC card slot up to 32 GB; Rechargeable batteries and charger included
  • Vibrant 2.5-inch viewfinder; Watch footage on HDTV with included cables
  • Edit and share videos with included software


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.3 x 6.1 cm ; 109 g
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Item model number: 8796062
  • ASIN: B002HOPUPC
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 24 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,957 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Black) - Refurb

From the Manufacturer

Define yourself in high definition.

It’s small enough to fit in a pocket, but why would you ever want to put it there? Whether out on the town or just hanging with friends, the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera captures every experience in stunning 1080p HD video. Stay in focus while you’re on the move with integrated image stabilization. Then kick back and watch all the action on your HDTV or share your scene on YouTube with the built-in USB. The Zi8 pocket video camera has all you need to define yourself in high definition.

Product Features
  • Take full HD 1080p videos wherever you go
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in image stabilization
  • Premiere your videos in the palm of your hand with the vivid 2.5-inch color LCD
  • No cables to worry about–just swing out the USB arm to upload, share and charge
  • Get a new perspective–take amazing 5 MP 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
  • Share on Facebook and YouTube with ease–built-in software makes editing and uploading simple
  • Compatible with PC and MAC (Use with Apple iLife Suite of products) operating systems
  • Compatible with iTunes for syncing with Apple TV, iPhone and iPod Devices
  • Plenty of room for more–record up to 10 hours of HD video (Record ~20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD at 30 fps) with the expandable SD/SDHC Card slot that can hold up to 32 GB
  • Capture your friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology
  • See more details and accurate colors in low light
  • Make audio awesome–the external microphone jack lets you record in stereo
  • Be ready for the big screen right out of the box with complementary HDMI cable
  • Record from a distance or play back on your TV with ease with available remote control
  • Grab attention and define your style with the ultra-compact design, stunning looks, and a range of colors
What's in the Box:
  • Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera
  • KLIC-7004 Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Adapter and cable for battery charging
  • HDMI and AV cables
  • Wrist strap
  • User’s Guide
  • ArcSoft MediaImpression Software for Kodak (on-camera)

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Customer Reviews

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Meagol on Jan. 4 2010
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I'm fairly happy with this camera, but if you are interested in purchasing one, here's my two cents:

PROS: relatively inexpensive; unlike the Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black), it does 1080p; uses SD or SD HC memory cards, which means you'll never run out of space (and you could get more than the Flip's 120min, though battery life might be a limiting factor); there's 2 lens settings--extreme close-up, and everything else; easy to use; very portable, with built in image stabilization (which I'll qualify, as it is not as good as it sounds); HDMI cable included (these are notoriously expensive in stores, and since it's not a standard HDMI cable, you'd have to be careful when ordering online); plug and play in your HD TV; the free ArcSoft software is something you'll get a kick out of--try the "watercolor" effect, it's pretty cool; replacement (rechargeable) batteries are inexpensive as well (around $10, shop around and you can get 2 for $10, see High Capacity KLIC-7004 Digital Camera Replacement Lithium-Ion Battery Compatible with Kodak KLIC-7004, Fuji NP-50, Pentax D-LI68); microphone jack allows you to upgrade the sound quality (microphones range in price from $10 to over $250 depending on how much you love this toy).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joanie Grégoire on Oct. 14 2009
Hi!
The kodak Zi8 is perfect. It's small, it takes good images and the sound is fine. You can also use a microphone thanks to the mic jak!!

If you want to see what it can do, take a look at the video I made to show how good Zi8 works.
It's bilingual.

[...]

Buy it you will love.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Pedneault on Dec 3 2009
First I have to say that I own the 3 generation of Kodak pocket Cameras, and this one is by far the best one from Kodak's portfolio. However; if you are looking for a camera that is jitter-free, this one is not for you. It does have an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) but, well, it's still a little shaky. It's a much better improvement from the previous ones; the pan and scan is a lot better, but there are still flaws.

The zoom is also not very nice (I don't recommend zooming while filming; a regular digital photo camera does a better job at it than this one) and Kodak removed the AA battery for a proprietary battery pack, which means that if you run out of battery life and you are at Walt Disney World while filming a parade (like it happened to me last time), well, you are out of luck. The previous models just take regular AA batteries, which is much better.

It is a good value for the money, but not awesome; hopefully Kodak will finally understand they need to put a zoom in and out that resembles it's digital photo cameras and the next generation will be hopefully better.

If you are into gadgets (like I am) them it's a buy it now; otherwise sit this one out and wait for another generation.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By LucierTech on Oct. 25 2009
For daytime shots, the video and photos look great. I wouldn't use it to replace an SLR/DSLR, but for everyday use, it's still an excellent product.

The only setback is it's lack of flash. This makes night-time and low-light shots very difficult to take.

Aside from that, the rest of it's available features are great: internal USB connection (so you don't have to drag a cable around), up to 32GB of SDHC storage, easy-to-use button controls, macro/landscape modes, etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Veronique Drolet on Aug. 18 2010
I was looking for a small HD camcorder and my original thought was that I should get the Flip Ultra HD. However, after doing a lot of research online and watching video examples of the two cameras, I decided that the Kodak zi8 was a better choice.

The Kodak zi8 is great for any vlogger looking for small, compact and powerful camcorder. In your hands, it really feels like a Blackberry; it is very easy to carry along wherever you go. The video quality is fantastic and the included software makes the uploading to websites (YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo) really easy. In low light settings, the video quality is still very very impressive compared to the previous camera I had. The quality of the still pictures is really good too.

Do not forget to buy a SD card or two; I personally bought two Kingston 8 GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Memory Card SD4/8GB and it gives me enough data space for about 5 hours worth of video. I also bought a second High Capacity KLIC-7004 Digital Camera Replacement Lithium-Ion Battery Compatible with Kodak KLIC-7004, Fuji NP-50, Pentax D-LI68 so that I will not have to worry about battery power when I am traveling or something like that. I would also recommend purchasing a carrying case to protect your new favorite little toy.

Overall, this is a great purchase. I highly recommend it!
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