Kodak Playsport Zx3 Camcorder Review



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. Product Tour
  3. Color & Noise Performance
  4. Motion & Sharpness Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Compression & Media
  7. Manual Controls
  8. Still Features
  9. Handling & Use
  10. Playback & Connectivity
  11. Audio & Other Features
  12. Flip SlideHD Comparison
  13. Kodak Zx1 Comparison
  14. Sony MHS-CM5 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Specs and Ratings