Great camera shame about the ir port. This is a great little camera. I wanted a video camera that anyone can use as i do agility with my dog and wanted to record our runs. I needed something i could hand over to anyone and this fits the bill perfectly as all they need to worry about is pressing the button in the middle. Image stabilisation makes sure you don’t get a lot of shake in the picture and the hd gives a terrific picture. I also spotted that you could get a remote control for this camera so i had high hopes of being able to put it on a tripod and starting it myself – sadly the ir port is on the base right next to the fitting for the tripod so once you put the camera on a tripod the remote doesn’t work – duhhhhhh. It does work if you use a tiny gorillapod as that has a slimmer tripod fixing or you can buy a screw adaptor for the top of the tripod. I am just speechless that a firm like kodak would have a camera with such a silly design fault. Surely anyone wanting to use the remote control function would also want to use a tripod.
Great little camcorder, as a stills photographer i like to have a camcorder in bag just in case. This works a treat, i disagree about the charging aspect as i read the reviews and purchased a external charger with spare battery for not a lot of cost, problem solved very easily. Camorder very easy to use point and shoot, would prefer one without a still camera in it as no use to me.
Kodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm – Blue/Silver
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- Ultra compact and stylish design with built-in USB arm enabling easy transfer to a computer
- Full HD 1080p, 720p, WVGA recording modes plus 5MP stills with auto-focus and face detection
- World’s only cameras with 3-step sharing, allowing simultaneous upload to YouTube, Facebook, email and others
- On-camera editing features let you trim video directly on the 1.5-inch LCD without a computer
- Record up to 10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot
This is a nice little camcorder ,but to get the full hd1080p you should go for a sdhc memory card class 10, you can buy here on amazon.
Small, but perfectly formed. The first thing you notice about the kodak playfull ze1 is how small it is. It is about the size and weight of a mars bar or a slim mobile phone. Somewhat strange for such a diminutive video camera, the multi-language instruction booklet is about the size of a double cd case. Not really a problem as the use of the video or still camera is amazingly intuitive. I was really impressed at all of the lead were included. The charger of course, double bonus for me as the micro usb is the same as my phone, an hdmi lead and an av lead. All seem to be good quality. The operation is smooth, there is a pretty decent image stabiliser built in, and even walking shots are pretty decent. The screen is small, but big enough to see what you are doing (i would suggest not big enough for serious editing.
This is a great little device. Its small, (smaller than my mobile phone) so is really convenient to carry about. It is dead easy to use and set up. Downloading your films and pictures on to your computer is really easy and the battery life isn’t bad at all. Both picture and sound quality are good. I’m really pleased with mine, particularly for the money. On the downside, the view screen is quite small (smaller than my mobile phone). If all you want is something to be able to film the kids’ school plays, holidays and birthday parties, then its fab. If you are looking for something to challenge steven spielberg, then i suggest you up your budget a bit.
Kodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm – Blue/Silver : Dont hesitate buying this product (worths the money). Nice camera , very slim , good video , maybe should have macro but it’s ok. I recommend this to anyone who would like a simple and fast camera to record things happening around recommended to vloggers too. Also very nice mic even for recording, catches every sound.Buttons are smooth not making a clicky sound , usb on device helps a lot, software is ok not much of an editing tool (you can trim videos put some effects and music cover ). Package came normally all included as stated.