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The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is an ultra-slim pocket camcorder released in 2011 as an update to the 2010 Zx3 model.

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Pros

small, light and portable, easy to carry around

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design is stylish and modern, doesn't look cheap

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records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC cards

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easy to use, functions are intuitive and simple

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picture quality is clear and sharp in bright to well-lit conditions

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capable of capturing 5.3MP still images

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can survive some rain and spilled drinks easily as well as be taken into the pool

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autofocusing lens - much nicer than the fixed focus of the vast majority of pocket camcorders

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ruggedized and waterproof - capable of being dropped up to 5 feet, used in water as deep as 10 feet

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Cons

battery is not removable

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no jacks for external microphones or headphones

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no optical zoom

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no image stabilization

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low light recording is very poor, details are hard to discern

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unimpressive 2" 145k dot display

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audio quality is very poor, seems to collect noise from everywhere

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no internal storage

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The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is an ultra-slim pocket camcorder released in 2011 as an update to the 2010 Zx3 model. It adds along dirt, dust, and shock protection. It is also able to withstand up to ten feet of water. Featured is a 5MP sensor, a 35mm equivalent lens, a 4x digital zoom, and a 2” LCD display with an LCD Glare Shield function that adjusts the screen to better handle ultra-bright sunlight. Like its predecessor, the PlaySport Zx5 captures HD photos, in addition to 1080p videos and monaural audio. Also included is a Share Button for tagging and auto sharing on social networks, a bevy of editing functions and scene effects, and SD/SDHC expansion options.

Features
  • Ultra-Slim Pocket Camcorder
  • Waterproof
  • Shockproof
  • Dustproof
  • 5MP CMOS Sensor
  • 35mm Equivalent Lens
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • 2.0” LCD Display
  • 128MB Internal Memory
  • HD JPEG Still Image Capture
  • 1080p MPEG-4 Video Capture
  • Monaural Microphone
  • Single Speaker
  • Kodak Share
  • Multiple Capture Effects
  • Built-In Editing
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • SD/SDHC Expansion
  • USB Connector
  • AV/HDMI Outputs
  • Wrist Strap
  • Windows/Mac
  • 1-Year Warranty
Color Variations
  • Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Red | 8357428   
  • Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Aqua | 1191857     
  • Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Black | 1515246
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