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Kodak PlayFull Ze1 Camcorder Review

The Kodak PlayFull Ze1 is a tiny camcorder with the ability to record Full HD 1080p video.

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Introduction

The Kodak PlayFull Ze1 is a tiny camcorder with the ability to record Full HD 1080p video. In addition to being one of the smallest camcorders we've ever reviewed, the PlayFull's $129 price tag also makes it one of the cheapest. Don't expect much in the way of controls or features on this pocket-cam—this is a model that is best suited for beginners, children, or anyone who wants a simple recording experience.

Just to make things more confusing, Kodak has released a second PlayFull camcorder called the Ze2, which is a waterproof model. The two PlayFulls are very different in design and performance, as the waterproof PlayFull is wider and shorter (shaped like a credit card), while the regular PlayFull that we reviewed is taller and skinnier. The waterproof PlayFull also records 720p HD video only (no Full HD like the Ze1), and has an MSRP of just under $100.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color Performance
  4. Low Light Performance
  5. Motion Performance
  6. Sharpness Performance
  7. Sample Videos
  8. Ease of Use
  9. Handling
  10. Controls
  11. Recording Options
  12. Hardware
  13. Other Features
  14. Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Comparison
  15. GE DV1 Comparison
  16. Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS10 Comparison
  17. Conclusion
  18. Photo Gallery