Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Full HD 1080P Video Camera – Waterproof & Shockproof

Price:
B004MMF7R8

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4 Stars
On July 5, 2012
Last modified:January 11, 2014

Summary:

The features and additional capabilities of the Kodak Playsport ZX5 Video Camera mean it can still hold its own against the smartphone onslaught - and it´ll work underwater and won´t break if you drop it either! Happy Days!

kodak playsport zx5 video camera - shockproof, waterproof, compact and cheap!

Lets get all David Bailey with one of the best low cost video cameras out there today – and in case you´re under 40, David Bailey is an iconic British photographer credited with helping to create the “Swinging London” of the 60´s. I suppose it´s a bit like that food advert currently showing on UK TV using Hank Marvin and starving as the theme – you´d have to be of a certain age to know who Hank Marvin/The Shadows and the song used (Apache) really are…

But what about my smartphone? Isn´t it perfectly adequate to take my snaps and movies with? Well, the answer is yes – up to a point. Depending upon the age and model of smartphone you possess it will probably have a half-decent photo/video capability, but it won´t have the features and produce quite as good quality results as a dedicated video camera will.

The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 features built-in image stabilization to take beautiful 1080p HD video, and a tough design that makes it dustproof, shockproof and waterproof up to 3m.  It´s even shockproof and will survive a 1.5 m drop onto plywood.

The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 can also shoot in 720p resolution and WVGA recording modes, plus 5 megapixel stills complete with auto-focus and face detection. And with its unique 3-step sharing function which allows simultaneous upload to YouTube, Facebook and email, your friends can be in on the action too. And it´s available in green, red, black, white and aqua – so you´ll find one to match the colour of your eyes!

Summary
The features and additional capabilities of the Kodak Playsport ZX5 Video Camera mean it can still hold its own against the smartphone onslaught – and it´ll work underwater and won´t break if you drop it either! Happy Days!

Specifications

Sensor type 1 / 2.5–type 5 MP CMOS
Lens 5.54 mm, 35 mm equivalent
48 mm @ 1080p
36 mm @ 720p
36 mm @ WVGA
36 mm still capture
Zoom 4X digital
Image stabilization electronic
Display size 2.0 in.
Storage 128 MB internal memory[1], SD/SDHC card expansion slot (up to 32 GB)
Focus modes normal
Focus range 39.4 in.–infinity
White balance auto
File formats video: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC
still: JPEG
Capture modes 1080p—1920 x 1080, 30 fps
720p / 60 fps—1280 x 720, 60 fps
720p—1280 x 720, 30 fps
WVGA—848 x 480, 30 fps
still—5.3 MP, 16:9 widescreen, interpolated
Microphone yes—monaural
Speaker yes
I/O interface USB 2.0 (high speed), AV out, HDMI
Tripod mount 1/4 in. standard
Power KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004, AC Adapter
Dimensions 2.3 × 4.4 × 0.8 in.
Weight 128 g without battery

The features and additional capabilities of the Kodak Playsport ZX5 Video Camera mean it can still hold its own against the smartphone onslaught - and it´ll work underwater and won´t break if you drop it either! Happy Days!

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