Kodak Playsport Zx3 Camcorder Review

Tough construction and surprisingly strong video testing may spell trouble for competitors.



The Playsport Zx3 ($149) is an exciting ultracompact camcorder from Kodak that combines a Full HD recording capability with a body that's waterproof up to 3 meters. The camcorder's durable construction—and the fact that it did surprisingly well in our video testing—may spell trouble for the Playsport's primary competitor: the Flip series of camcorders.

The Playsport is available in black, purple, or blue, but the back of the camcorder is white on all three models.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. 3D Features
  18. Other Features
  19. Pure Digital Flip SlideHD Comparison
  20. Sony MHS-CM5 Comparison
  21. Kodak Zx1 Comparison
  22. Conclusion
  23. Photo Gallery