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Kodak PlaySport Zx5
Kodak PlaySport Zx5
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Kodak PlaySport Zx5

Kodak PlaySport Zx5

B
We've given the PlaySport Zx5 a grade of B.
This product is ranked
68th of 72 in High Definition
8th of 9 in Pocket Camcorders
45th of 47 in Media Card

Editor's Review

Kodak hasn't produced new camcorders in a few years, yet the Playsport Zx5 is still a popular option. Here's what we had to say about the Zx5 when it was first released:

The Kodak Playsport Zx5 is the world's first truly rugged pocket camcorder. It's the successor to the mega-successful Playsport Zx3 pocket camcorder, which shot stabilized 1080p video and was waterproof up to 10 feet. The Zx5 keeps those specs, but now it's shockproof from 5 feet, dustproof, and has faster autofocus. Kodak otherwise left the insides alone, which is a wise move. We're totally fine with the fact that Kodak really hasn't changed the way that their pocket camcorders shoot video since mid-2009 -- they found some kind of sweet spot, and we don't blame them for sticking to it.

Specifications

  • 1080p HD video
  • Shockproof to 5ft
  • Waterproof to 10ft
  • Dustproof
  • 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 5 Megapixel widescreen still photos
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • 2-inch LCD
  • Captures to SD/SDHC/128MB internal memory
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2011

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