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Kodak's Zi8 is a mid-range digital videocamera and the highest model in the Z series.

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Pros

records to affordable, capacious and easy to find SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in size

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snaps 5MP still images

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affordable price

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HDMI output (includes required cable) for playback on a compatible TV / display

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optional $15 remote control allows users to control playback and recording from a distance

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removable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery

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records in full 1080p high definition at 30fps or 720p at 60fps (for smooth slow motion playback)

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great image quality

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external microphone input jack

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comes with HDMI cable

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records in 16:9 widescreen

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Cons

basic handheld camcorder - lacks optical image stabilization, any type of zoom lens

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doesn't come with many extras - doesn't come packaged with a memory card, protective carrying case

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pressing the record button makes it hard to keep the camera steady - makes getting a good still shot difficult

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glossy finish - fingerprint magnet

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Kodak's Zi8 is a mid-range digital videocamera and the highest model in the Z series. It is capable of recording 1080p high-definition video with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and an allowance of up to 10 hours of recording time, given that it can use up to 32GB SD or SDHC cards. It does not have a built-in microphone, but does have an audio jack that can accommodate and external mic. It can also be used to take still images at a resolution of 5 megapixels. It has recording features such as face recognition and image stabilization. The screen size is 2.5 inches, and videos can be played back on the device itself or on an external HD monitor or TV. The Zi8 includes an HDMI cable to do this, and it also has a built-in swing-out USB arm to connect the unit directly to a computer to charge and upload photos.

Features
  • 1080p (30fps) or 720p (60fps) recording
  • Up to 32GB SD or SDHC card compatible
  • 5-MP HD still image mode
  • Image stabilization
  • Face recognition
  • HDMI cable included
  • Swing-out USB arm
  • 2.5-inch LCD screen
  • Audio port for microphone
  • 128MB internal memory
  • 4x digital zoom 
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