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Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder specs and review

Price, features, specifications and review of the Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder features - this ultra-compact camcorder can shoot videos on the go in Full HD 1080p resolution.

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is also a very tough camcorder, it is waterproof (10 ft.), dustproof and shockproof. This means you can carry it around without worrying about the conditions. Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is not only small but it weighs just 125g.

It is made for those who like to capture the moments from their extreme lifestyle.

Kodak PlaySport Zx5
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 back side view
The compact Kodak PlaySport Zx5 has a 2-inch bright LCD display which automatically adjusts to the lighting conditions around you. This camcorder can also make quality still pictures.

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 comes in five different color choices - white, greed, red, black or blue.

The price of this small and very capable camcorder is £80 but you can find it even cheaper after discounts in some tech stores.

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 video review

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder specifications

  • Sensor type: 1 / 3.2–type 5 MP CMOS
  • Lens: 5.5 mm, 35 mm equivalent
  • Zoom: 4X digital
  • Image stabilization: digital
  • Display: 2-inch 112K TFT color LCD, 4:3, auto brightness control, LCD Glare Shield
  • Storage: 128 MB internal memory[1], SD/SDHC card expansion slot (up to 32 GB)
  • File formats video: MPEG-4, AAC-LC
  • still: JPEG/EXIF v2.21
  • Video length: ~10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC memory card slot up to 32 GB (~20 min. per 1 GB at 720p HD @ 30 fps)
  • Focus system continuous TTL multizone auto focus (auto macro)
  • Focus range auto: 10 cm–infinity
  • macro: 7–17 cm
  • auto underwater: 13 cm–infinity
  • macro underwater: 10–22 cm
  • Face Detection yes
  • Capture modes 1080p (16:9)—1920 x 1080, 30 fps
  • 720p (16:9)—1280 x 720, 60 fps
  • 720p (16:9)—1280 x 720, 30 fps
  • WVGA (16:9)—848 x 480, 30 fps
  • still (16:9)—5.3 MP
  • Capture effects vivid color, normal color, sepia, B&W, high saturation, 1970's film look
  • Weather/Outdoor ratings waterproof—IEC 60529 IPX8, up to 10 ft
  • dustproof—IEC 60529 IP6X
  • shockproof—MIL-STD-810F, 5 ft. onto plywood
  • Review mode: delete, playback, FF, rewind, pause, volume control, tagging, Share, e-mail, add e-mail
  • Editing options (video): trim, extract pictures
  • Share destinations: Facebook, FLICKR, KODAK Gallery, YouTube, TWITTER, ORKUT, YANDEX and KAIXIN001 sites, e-mail, and KODAK PULSE Digital Frame
  • I/O interface: micro USB (2.0 high speed)/AV out/5V DC charging; micro HDMI (type D)
  • Tripod mount: 1/4 in. standard
  • Microphone: yes—monaural
  • Speaker: yes—monaural
  • Power: internal Li-Ion battery (service replaceable), in-camera charging
  • Dedicated buttons: power, capture, review, menu, 5-way switch, delete, Share
  • Remote control: optional
  • Dimensions: 2.3 × 4.4 × 0.7 in.
  • Weight: 125g

Kodak PlaySport ZX5 sample video

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 HD video test