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Apple iPhone 4S Camcorder Review
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The Kodak PlayFull Ze1 and the Apple iPhone 4S are very different in their look, feel, and design as camcorders. The PlayFull feels and is cheap—it sells for under $120 at most retailers—and it has an incredibly light and compact design. In comparison, the iPhone 4S looks stylish, feels substantial in your hand, and is very expensive (compared to what most budget camcorders cost).
The Kodak PlayFull Ze1 is not a great camcorder. Its LCD is extremely small, its video performance, while decent, was disappointing at times, and its controls and menu system were confusing to operate. But with a price tag that often hovers around $100, the PlayFull Ze1 is a bargain. It's a great camcorder for kids or people who want to fool around with recording video without spending a ton of money. Of course, that's what the iPhone 4S is great for too, especially if you're buying the phone with the use of its camcorder feature as an afterthought.
And that's the point we're trying to get to here. The iPhone 4S can be a great "camcorder" for people to discover video recording with. The video recording function is just another part of the phone that users can play with, and Apple designed the video system very well even though it's something many people will use sparingly.