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Kodak ZX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1245 reviews of Kodak ZX1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the finish and zoom. There are some mixed views about the memory.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

zoom, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak ZX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak ZX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 583 user reviews of Kodak ZX1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good reviews. Many are negative about the finish and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the memory.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

zoom, finish

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zx1 - High Definition Pocket Video Camera - BlackKodak Zx1 - High Definition Pocket Video Camera - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak ZX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Kodak ZX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good views.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue)Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Kodak Zx1 pocket camcorder - Pocket-lint

 

Kodak took a slightly different step with their Zi6 and return to the pocket camcorder fray with the Zx1. Competing against the likes of the skinny Creative

AA batteries, uses SD card, all cables supplied

Camera shake a problem, no card supplied

Overall we like the Kodak Zx1. The extra size means it isn't quite as slick as others on the market, but we really like the flexibility on offer here. We did several hours of filming without batteries being a problem, but battery life ceases to be an...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Kodak Zx1 camcorder - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

2008 saw Kodak enter the pocket camcorder market with the launch of the Zi6. Just 4 months on and the company has already updated its first model with

HDMI socket, splashproof, small, HD 720p quality video

Need to carry around USB cable, smaller screen, no onboard memory

Kodak had the leading edge with the Zi6 when it launched last year against the Creative Vado and Flip Mino however that edge is being lost fast.

Jan, 2009

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

Kodak Zx1 review

 

The Kodak ZX1 closely resembles the Creative Vado HD and, with its metalised front, reminded us of the company's Zen Micro MP3 players. Its red-on-black colouring, meanwhile, reminds us of props from Disney's ‘Tron' film.

We liked the variety of shooting options on the ZX1 and its compact yet durable design. We would’ve liked to have seen more onboard memory or the provision of at least a modest SD Card in the box, however. And while the footage we took looked good, we...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Kodak Zx1 review

 

It'll happily survive a barrage of rain, sand and dirt – but can Kodak's latest 720p HD pocket camcorder resist rivals from Flip and Creative?

Chunkier than its rivals, but shoots the best HD movies we’ve seen from a pocket camcorder

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Steven Leckart (wired.co.uk)

Kodak Zx1 camcorder

 

The world of consumer electronics is thick with compromise. It's a sad fact that blows harder than the North Wind, and is getting worse as designers keep trying to load smaller, cheaper devices with piles of high-end features. That's why we went mad...

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

Slighter body means a smaller screen (by a quarter of an inch) which means worse playback quality. Relatively narrow lens angle. Nocturnal and low-light shooting still yields noisy clips

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Kodak Zx1 Pocket Camcorder

 

This is one of two small HD camcorders (mobile phone size) that I am looking at. So as part of my reviews I take some clips at local gigs and then send links to the clips to the musicians, whom I ask which is better and why.

I have previously reviewed a couple of the ‘Flip’ models who both took images at lesser resolution. This is the first pocket camcorder I have reviewed that takes movies in HD. It is 10.5x5.5x2cm and it weights 135grams. It is marketed with a You Tube...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techworld.com)

Kodak Zx1 camcorder review

 

The Kodak Zx1 is a welcome new weather-resistant addition to the HD pocket camcorder realm. UPDATED - MAY 1 2009.

We liked the variety of shooting options on the ZX1 and its compact yet durable design. We would’ve liked to have seen more onboard memory or the provision of at least a modest SD Card in the box, however. And while the footage we took looked good, we...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (macworld.co.uk)

Kodak Zx1 review

 

The Kodak Zx1 is a welcome new weather-resistant addition to the HD pocket camcorder realm.

Very reasonable priced, colour-oversaturation problems resolved, looks great and feels great in the hand

Flip Video MinoHD is a better HD pocket camcorder but is more costly, weak microphone

Offering a lot of what we like about Kodak's Zi6 pocket camcorder, the Kodak Zx1 has a slicker, more durable frame.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Kodak Zx1

 

A cheap and cheerful camera, but elegance, quality in low light and ease of use come up short.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kodak Zx1

 

The Kodak Zx1 is a welcome new weather-resistant addition to the HD pocket camcorder realm

Compact, light, rubber casing

Fiddly controls, could do with a better zoom, slow to start up

We liked the variety of shooting options on the ZX1 and its compact yet durable design. We would’ve liked to have seen more on-board memory or the provision of at least a modest SD card in the box, however. And while the footage we took looked good, we...

May, 2009

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

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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Battery technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:2x AA / AA
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Red

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2cm
Height:10.7cm
Weight:90g
Width:5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08

Display (Projector)

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

Header

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

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.6 / 3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Filter Size:4.1
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:4.1mm
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Yellow

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

Other features

Audio output:1
I/O ports:USB 2.0; AV; DC in; SD/SDHC
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal Memory:128
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Arcsoft Media Impression

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Video

Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:2
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 2
Height :10.7 / 2
Weight:90
Width:5.01

White balance

White Balance:Auto