Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Review Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera – An Overview
Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera is small enough to fit in a pocket, but once you started using it that will be the place where you’ll never keep it. The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera allows you to capture every video moment in stunning 1080p HD video. You can also capture videos in other formats which will increase the frames per second that are recorded and also the amount of video you can record. Overall, the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera is a fabulous pocket camcorder at a stunning price. The feature list is long and you are tempted to compare this little pocket camcorder with much more expensive video cameras on the market. Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera – Image Stabilization
The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera sports integrated image stabilization. A great feature when you’re on the move. However, be aware that the image stabilization in this little pocket video camera drains your batteries faster. Battery life on this pocket video camera with image stabilization on is about 1 hour. You get up to half an hour more if the image stabilization is switched off. Be aware thought that you really only can switch image stabilization off on this pocket camcorder if you have a tripod or are able to stand still. Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera – Memory and Recording Features
To be able to record a lot of video you will need to get a high speed SDHC memory card for the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera. Make sure you get a high speed version (Class 6 or higher) in
order to be able to continuously record video in HD. Otherwise, the pocket camcorder might give you errors while recording! The built-in microphone on the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera is sufficient but not great. If you need more professional sound then you will need to buy an external microphone. The good news is that the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera allows you to connect such an external microphone. The 1080p recording mode will capture your videos in Full HD. However, it ‘only’ does this with 30 frames per second (fps). In some very rare instances this might produce a video that is not flowing naturally. For most settings this is a perfectly fine rate. However, if you need a capture rate of 60 frames per second then you will have to switch the video mode to the lower resolution of 720p. As a nice note on the side, it is very very easy to switch between video modes on the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera! The Zi8 Pocket Video Camera also records video in 720p resolution at up to 60fps, which Kodak says is “best for sports and action”. You can also record in 720p/30fps (“best for sharing on YouTube or Facebook”) and WVGA (“best for conserving memory card space”). The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera offers a 4x digital zoom. This is enough zoom capability for most occasions. In addition you can also take 5MP still images with this pocket camcorder which also has a built-in flash in case you are taking images in low-light conditions. Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera – Connectivity And Built-In Screen
There is a number of different connectors and cables provided with the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera. You can connect the video camcorder to your PC with the built-in USB 2.0 connector or directly to your HD TV at home with the provided HDMI cable. As already mentioned you can also plug in an external microphone for better and more directed sound recording. The camera has a built-in 2.5 inch LCD which allows you to quickly review a video sequence that you have captured. Don’t expect highest quality video or sound though on the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera. Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera – Conclusion
In our opinion this is one of the best pocket video cameras on the market. The features and the price are great. It’s easy to use with not an overwhelming amount of options that need to be selected. The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera is small and handy with dimensions of 2.4 (W) x 0.9 (D) x 4.4 (H) inches. One drawback though is that the battery is built-in and not a set of AA batteries. Make sure you bring the AC adapter when you travel so you can recharge the battery! Read more about the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera
The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera is small enough to fit in a pocket, but once you started using it that will be the place where you’ll neve...