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Kodak Zi8 Camcorder Review

Strong specs on paper, but in use we found it more of a disappointment than anything else.

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Introduction

The Kodak Zi8 ($199 MSRP) is an ultracompact camcorder with some impressive specs: Full 1920 x 1080 HD recording, a 5 megapixel still image capability, and a 3.5mm external microphone jack. Even with these strong specs, however, we found the camcorder to be more of a disappointment than anything else.

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Sections

  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. Other Features
  18. Kodak Zx1 Comparison
  19. Pure Digital Flip UltraHD Comparison
  20. JVC GC-FM1 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery