Cool off in the summer heat and create memories while you're at it with Kodak's PlaySport video camera, which allows users to record up to 10 feet underwater in HD or take 5 mega pixel still photos. Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip take a look at this camera that sells for $130.
What You Need To Know
- Typically, waterproof gadgets are kind of bulky, but this Kodak PlaySport is incredibly portable.
- It's just barely thicker and heavier than the Flip.
- It has a thin side profile so it fits in your pocket nicely.
- Kodak also improved their user-friendly interface.
- The icons make more sense, the buttons are larger and everything is just easier to do.
- There's also an SD card slot and a mini HDMI out.
- Even though it's waterproof, it's not shockproof.
- This camera can shoot video in 1080p, take 5 megapixel stills and has built-in uploading software.
- All these features work really well.
- You can shoot video in 1080p, 720p or 720p at 60 fps to reduce motion blur.
- 5 megapixel stills also look surprisingly good. It's quick to take a picture but has some loading time after you take one.
- The software is also pretty powerful since you can edit movies, convert videos for your iPhone or other gadgets, and upload to YouTube, Facebook and other sites.
- It's not perfect but it works just fine.
- The footage in HD also looks good.
- Normal light and outdoor footage is where this thing shines; it's got lots of detail and vivid colors, especially for a pocket video camera.
- It's also the same underwater, which is where the camera might get a little shaky.
- The electronic image stabilization seems to help.
- In low light footage, you'll see a lot of trailing and artifacting so it's not the best we've seen. It'll still get the job done, though.
- Overall, it's a much more impressive showing than the last Kodak video camera we reviewed.
- 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
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