Handy to use but won’t replace my current camera. This is a really small hd video camera but i tend to use this has a handy to have 2nd camcorder. It’s compact and so handy to pop in my pocket when going out but this is my 2nd sd compact video recorder and in both cases i have found the indoor shots very grainy and nowhere near the standard of my mini dv camcorder. However, outdoors the shots are reasonably sharp. I don’t have a hd tv so can’t comment on the hd quality. Lack of image stabilisation can result in shaky shots especially when panning. If you are looking for a useful and compact 2nd camcorder then maybe consider this one. If this is going to be your sole camcorder i would look elsewhere if picture quality (especially indoors) really matters.
Brilliant for basic regular video capturing. The zi6 isn’t the first portable digital camera geared to easy content creation for sites like youtube (that would be the first flip, or at least that was the first popular one), but it is a notable one in that it records in basic hd (720p) which makes it therefore a competitor to flip’s mino hd. Bare in mind though, we are talking about a ‘decent’ consumer video camera so don’t expect ‘stunning’, just expect a big improvement over vga. The microphone is mono, and the zoom is merely digital. However, for what you pay the zi6 is an amazing camera. It’s light, sturdy and easy to use – even the instructions are a mere few pages of large text and images. I’ve experimented a little with it and find it fine. There is some image graininess and problems with quality in low light, but otherwise you feel the image quality supersedes the price. The images are fluid on both the lcd screen and when played back on a tv (cables included). Still pictures can be taken at 3mp.
I am delighted with this prduct, it was purchased as a christmas presant for me, it is very easy to use, easy to download to my computer, fits into my handbag, overall i would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a camcorder, which is simple to use, it is not high tec by some standards but for the price and versatily it is ideal.
Great value, poor editing software. Excellentdoes what it says on the tin. Worth buying an 8 or 16mb memory stick if you are planning over an hour of continuous filming. The software it comes with is basic and not that user friendly or intuitive is you forsee you will need to do some editing. Ok if just looking for uploading to your pc or youtube.
I am dismayed but i am still trying different quality and pixal sizes,but i think that the camera puts a marker on its own recordings.
Kodak Zi6 High Definition Pocket Video Camera – Black : Great value, poor editing software. Excellentdoes what it says on the tin. Worth buying an 8 or 16mb memory stick if you are planning over an hour of continuous filming. The software it comes with is basic and not that user friendly or intuitive is you forsee you will need to do some editing. Ok if just looking for uploading to your pc or youtube.