Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Video Camera Review

High Definition (HD) video is all the rage right now. I don’t think you can find a new digital camera these days does not record video in HD. With video being easier to capture and all of the video sharing sites out there pocket video cameras are really popular right now. They are small devices to make it really easy to record video and most record in HD. Today we will be looking at one such device, the Zi8 from Kodak. It features 1080p 16:9 video capture, an SD/SDHC card slot, and an external microphone jack to record stereo sound. Geeks.com was nice enough to send the Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Video Camera over, they are a great place to find cheap camcorders.

General Features:
– Raspberry color
– Sensor Type: 1 / 2.5-type 5 MP CMOS
– Lens: 6.3 mm, f/2.8, fixed focus
– 35 mm equivalent: 61 mm (1080p), 46 mm (720p/60 fps, 720p, WVGA), 42 mm (still)
– 4x Digital Zoom
– 2.5-inch Display
– 128 MB internal memory*
– SD/SDHC card expansion slot
– Focus Modes: Normal, Macro
– Automatic White Balance
– Video File Formats: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC
– Still File Format: JPEG
– Monaural Microphone
– Built-in Speaker
– Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
– Tripod Mount: 1/4-inch standard
– Capture HD quality 1080p video with 16:9 aspect ratio
– Plenty of room for more – record up to 10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot that is capable of holding up to a 32 GB card

Capture Mode:
– 1080p (1920 x 1080, 30 fps)
– 720p/60 fps (1280 x 720, 60 fps)
– 720p (1280 x 720, 30 fps)
– WVGA (848 x 480, 30 fps)
– Still (5.3 MP, 16:9 widescreen interpolated)

Camera/Camcorder Features:
– Landscape / Macro Focus Switch
– Recording Indicator
– Power button
– Charging Indicator
– Settings button
– Delete button
– Record / OK button (Up, Left, Down, Right)
– Built-in Wrist Strap Loop
– Tripod Socket

I/O Ports:
– One (1) Built-in USB 2.0 Type A Male connector
– One (1) 5V DC in jack
– One (1) 3.5 mm External Stereo Microphone jack
– One (1) A/V Out jack
– One (1) Mini HDMI Out jack

Power Specifications:
– Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, MAX. 0.2A
– Output: 5V, 1A

– 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.9-inches (H x W x D, approximate)

Since this is refurbished Zi8 from Kodak is comes in the certified refurbished product box. Inside we find everything nicely packed.

Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Video Camera Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Video Camera

Getting everything out you have the Zi8 video camera, rechargeable battery, user guide, wrist strap, AV cable, mini HDMI cable, USB power charger, software CD and a soft carrying case.

Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Video Camera

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