Kodak Zi8 Review HD Camera with Chroma Key test and U2 concert footage





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Published on Nov 15, 2009


Kodak Zi8 HD Camera Review

Dollar-for-dollar, you just can't beat Kodak's new "Flip Killer" camera.

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The Great:

Under $175
External microphone input
PC and Mac compatible
True HD high-definition: 1080p, 720p @ 60 frames per second, 720p and WVGA video
5 Megapixel Camera
Nice big LCD display
Records in QuickTime format with the H.264 compression standard
SD Card Slot
Built-in USB connector
Image Stabilization / "face tracking"
Removable Lithium-Ion Battery
Macro function to shoot close-ups
HDMI cable adapter (and cable is included!)
External power charger (included)
External AV cable connection (cables included)
Battery included!
Video quality good enough to do "chromakey" - green screen!
Blows away the competition in terms of quality
Includes PC editing software (you don't need it if you have a Mac)

The Not-So-Great:

Can't see yourself in the viewfinder
Built-in USB connector is short
Slow "boot up" time
The zoom is "chunky" - not smooth
Does not include SD card
Battery life is 1.5 hours per charge
Terrible audio hum if you plug a microphone into it with the power adapter connected
Can't use the camera as a webcam
No light or flash

Overall Rating
4.5 out of 5


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