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Kodak PlaySport Zx5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2979 reviews of Kodak PlaySport Zx5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the connectivity and control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak PlaySport Zx5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 637 user reviews of Kodak PlaySport Zx5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Digital Pocket Video - Black (Full HD 1080p video, 5MP HD stills) 2.0 inch LCDKodak PlaySport Zx5 Digital Pocket Video - Black (Full HD 1080p video, 5MP HD stills) 2.0 inch LCD

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak PlaySport Zx5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1417 user reviews of Kodak PlaySport Zx5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and control panel get negative comments.

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reliability, zoom, control panel, connectivity

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Black (2nd Generation) NEWEST MODELKodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Black (2nd Generation) NEWEST MODEL

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (t3.com)

Kodak PlaySport ZX5 review

 

Durable action cam that films in crisp 1080p

After giving the Playsport a wipe down and connecting it to a PC, we found that you have to install a couple of programmes to share what you have filmed. Once done though, it was easy to get images onto Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. All our footage was...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Review

 

As with its predecessor, the Zx5 is a 5Mp stills camera as well as a video camera, but we were disappointed to find no karabiner loop (as there was on the Zx1) available for when we indulge in some proper extreme sports action.

It's hard to see what the Zx5 brings to the party that wasn't already offered by the Zx3. Both 1920x1080 video capture and image stabilisation were already included, as was the shoot and share option. The Zx5 has a dedicated Share button and DIS...

Jul, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Kodak Playsport Zx5

 

Kodak's waterproof pocket camcorder range gets tough.

Waterproof to 3m ; Withstands drop from 1.5m ; Full HD shooting

No built-in memory ; Fixed battery ; No backlight compensation setting

The Kodak Playsport Zx3 was already great value for a waterproof pocket Internet camcorder. The Zx5 is around £30 more than the current price for the Zx3, and although it doesn’t add much in the way of extra features, the improved shock rating makes it...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Kodak PlaySport 2011 review

 

Tougher and smarter, Kodak's Full HD action cam likes it better down where it's wetter

A desirable amphibious camcorder that’s up for adventure, but footage isn’t all that we’d hoped for

Apr, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kodak PlaySport review

 

Summer is finally upon us, which means it might get hot enough for a nice relaxing swim, and if it doesn't then you can always fly somewhere where it will. Either way, you could have a lot of fun with Kodak's PlaySport mini camcorder, a waterproof...

A great mini camcorder with waterproofing, and all for less money than many of its liquid-adverse competitors.

May, 2010

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: (tipa.com)

Kodak Playsport

 

Al giorno d'oggi non è possibile ignorare l'importanza dei social network e il ruolo significativo dell'imaging al loro interno. Negli ultimi anni le cosiddette 'videocamere tascabili' si sono diffuse molto tra gli utenti abituali dei social network....

Apr, 2010

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

Kodak PLAYSPORT Video Camera

 

The Playsport video camera is a robust and durable high-resolution camera in a handy format. Its compact exterior with modern colour variants appeals to active users who want to use the camera outdoors in different conditions. Accordingly, the camera...

Expert review by: Andrew (gaj-it.com)

Kodak Playsport Waterproof HD Pocket Camcorder

 

With the tech world going social network crazy, sharing is the sexy thing to do, and with the exsplosion of sites like Youtube, Facebook and Vimeo, there's now a huge demand for easy ways to shoot and share video clips. The Kodak Playsport caught our...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 review: Kodak PlaySport Zx5

 

Editors' note: Kodak has issued a firmware update for the PlaySport Zx5 that prevents it from "freezing" or "locking up" during video capture or review, and enables the use of Class 10 SDHC and SDHC UHS-1 memory cards.

The waterproof/shockproof Kodak PlaySport Zx5 produces very good video quality for its price and size, is easy to use, and has good editing/sharing software.

The PlaySport doesn't have a built-in USB connector, there's no flash or video light, and the battery can't be removed.

The rugged Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a very good minicamcorder, but falls just shy of improving on last year's model, despite being more durable.

Jun, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

Kodak PlaySport

 

This pocket camcorder costs less than the competition, records at a higher resolution, goes underwater, and comes with surprisingly robust software.

Even if it weren’t waterproof, Kodak’s Playsport pocket camcorder would still be an excellent value: at Even if it weren’t waterproof, Kodak’s Playsport pocket camcorder would still be an excellent value: at $149, you can record either full HD video or...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid / black&white, Sepia, Vivid
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.5'' / 1/3.2''

Connectivity

Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card / SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, Red / Black, White
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Display resolution (numeric):112000

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Macro focusing range:0.07 - 0.17
Normal focusing range:0.1 - ∞ / 1

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash Memory / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Candy Bar / CHOCOLATEBAR
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):5.5 - 48
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7 +;\nMacintosh 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 +. / Windows XP SP3/VISTA/7\nMac OS 10.4/10.5/10.6
Focus:Manual
Interface:micro USB, micro HDMI
Internal Memory:128
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium IV / Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM;\n1024 × 768.
Photo mode: Yes
Power requirements:5V DC
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, HDMI
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:4:3

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:Exif 2.21
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:32

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,848 x 480,1280 x 720 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.77
Height :11.2
Weight:125
Width:5.82

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual