A superb new companion for all sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies! This Kodak PlaySport Video Camera is much more than simply an ordinary video camera. You can record your movies in full 1080pHD anywhere from the back of a dirt bike to 3m under the water! All in a compact, streamlined package which fits snugly in your hand - ready to document all of your adventures.
An essential function for a sports camera is an effective image stabilization system. Created to cope with all sorts of extremes, the Kodak PlaySport can deal with the rough and tumble, the bumps, drops and the splashes yet still keep your images steady and clear.
Video footage isn't always exactly what you need in a given situation, and the Kodak PlaySport has that taken care of too. You can take 5MP, 16:9 Widescreen HD still photos as well to record a perfect moment in time.
To assist you to always get excellent video footage, you can enable the LCD Glare Shield function from your camera controls, and you can select from two filters which will make it easier to see your subject clearly, even in direct sunlight. This filter is used on the display screen only, not on your video clip, so you can always see precisely what you are doing.
Enhancing and sharing your video clips has never been simpler. Kodak's built in software means that you can very easily edit, add voiceovers and music, and upload your images and movies to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
You are ready to go straight out of the box? included is the Kodak PlaySport video camera, a Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable battery, HDMI and AV cables, a wrist strap, a user guide, and Kodak software.
Numerous owners of this Kodak camera were extremely pleased with the results as well as the quality of the HD video footage, particularly at 720p 60fps. They loved the simplicity of use, the ability to use it underwater, and especially the size of the camera making it convenient to carry around in a pocket or handbag.
Another consumer was impressed by how effectively the facial detection feature worked, and also the image stabilization. Other individuals commented on the camera's ruggedness, with all kinds of mishaps described, from dropping it into the fish pond, to a child tossing it down some stair - all with the camera coming out on top.
Cons Battery life was a problem reported by some people who said that on a full charge, you are likely to get around an hour of video taking without previews. It is a pity they didn't provide the option of running the camera on double A batteries as a back up.
Another irritation experienced by some people was the absence of an included camera case or SDHD card.
The 2x optical zoom was also felt to be too small to be of much use in a video camera intended for action shots.
The camera records in .MOV files which wasn't acceptable for many people, and who found it awkward to convert.
The coolest looking hand held pocket video camera out there, the Kodak PlaySport is totally designed to be taken into the heart of the action. Sturdy and simple to use, you will be able to record all of your adventures below or above water!