Kodak Zx1 HD Digital Camcorder Review

With digital video becoming extremely popular and so many devices out there that will capture video it is hard to really choose which one to get.  Many people do not want to carry around a large device and they want that device to be easy to use.  Because of this needs many companies have released pocket digital camcorders.  Today we are taking a look at the Zx1 from Kodak that is capable of recording 720p HD video and has room for a 32GB SDHC card.  Let’s see if it is the perfect digital camcorder for you. Special thanks to Geeks.com for providing us with the Kodak Zx1 HD Digital Camcorder to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find cheap camcorders.

General Features:

  • Plain black case cover and patterned black case cover design
  • Take stunning HD videos (720p at 60 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Easy upload to YouTube
  • Record hours of video, up to 32 GB worth
  • View on any HDTV with the included cables
  • Rechargeable batteries and charger included
  • Resistant to rain, snow, sand and dirt
  • Rubberized doors protect all ports
  • Certified for protection rating IP43
  • Video editing software built-in, just connect the camera to any computer to install


  • Sensor Type: 1/4.5-type 1.6 MP CMOS
  • Lens: 4.1 mm, f/2.8, fixed focus
  • Zoom: 2x digital
  • Display: 2.0-inch LCD
  • Storage: 128 MB internal memory
  • Expansion Storage: SD/SDHC
  • Focus Modes: Normal
  • Focus Range: Normal: 27.6-inch (70 cm) to infinity
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Video Capture: H.264 (Mov), AAC LC
  • Video Quality: HD60: 720p at 60 fps – 16:9; HD: 720p at 30 fps – 16:9 (default); VGA: 640 x 480 4:3
  • Still Format: JPEG
  • Picture Quality: 3 MP (still, interpolated)
  • Microphone: Mono
  • Speaker: Yes
  • I/O Interface: USB 2.0, component, AV output, HDMI output
  • Tripod Mount: 1/4-inch standard
  • Unit Dimensions:
  • 4.5 x 2.0 x 0.8-inches (H x W x D, approximate)
  • 3.2-ounces without batteries

Package Includes:

  • Kodak Zx1 Pocket Video HD Camera/Camcorder
  • Two (2) AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
  • Battery charger (AC 120V, 60Hz, 6W)
  • Plain black case cover
  • HDMI cable
  • A/V cable
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Camera pouch

Since this is a refurbished product is comes in Kodak’s typical factory reconditioned packaging.  We received this product from Geeks.com and it came very quickly and in great condition.

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Opening up the box everything is wrapped in bubble wrap.  Getting it all out we have the ZX1 digital camcorder, 2 AA rechargeable batteries, battery charger, extra case cover, HDMI cable, A/V cable, USB cable, wrist strap, camera pouch and a quick start guide.

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