Kodak Playsport Waterproof Pocket HD Video Camera

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Kodak Playsport Waterproof Pocket Digital Video Camera  
Kodak will be showing off a new pocket-sized, waterproof HD video camera at the 2010 CES tradeshow. “Designed for consumers with active lifestyles,” the new Kodak Playsport captures 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second and can be used underwater to a depth of 10 feet (3m). For the more serious outdoor enthusiasts, Kodak will also have an optional “Adventure Mount” for helmet-cam action.

Key Kodak Playsport Camera Features:

  • Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps
  • 5-megapixel still images (16:9)
  • 2.0-inch LCD display
  • Waterproof to 10 feet (3m)
  • HDMI output
  • Face tracking
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • SD/SDHC memory card slot

The new Kodak Playsport waterproof pocket HD camera is a nice addition to Kodak’s Z-Series pocket digital video camera line. It’s a great, inexpensive option for people who want to share their beach, rafting, fishing and ski vacations. It will be available in April at a suggested retail price of $149.95.

Official Kodak Playsport Press Release

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Kodak Playsport Waterproof Pocket Video Camera

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Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • Fleabag says:

    I bought this camera to replace a inherently faulty (and eventually refunded) Vivitar rugged underwater camera. I got it a couple of weeks before a holiday, so this was the first testing. Looked stylish and was the size of a large mobile phone. Worked well in the pool/sea. Films and photos were decent quality, though photos tended to warp/elongate slightly on occasions.

    I took the camera on a boat trip 2 days into the holiday and jumped into the sea with it. It seems the impact of entering the sea forced water into the battery compartment and from there to the rest of the camera. The screen was on, but just white. I removed the battery and memory card and tried to dry it out, but it hasn’t worked since.

    I expected this to be more rugged and water-resistant. I did not go below 3 metre depth into the water (which is the camera’s depth limit). Even if I could get it working again, I’m not sure this camera is particularly useful, as I tend to use underwater cameras mostly for rough sea, waterparks/first person action shots etc…. if it can’t cope with a bit of rough & tumble, I can’t use it for most of these settings.

  • Takira Turentine says:

    how long can this video camera/camera record videos?

  • Cindy nimer brinson says:

    I put the videos on iPad but am unable.to get sound any idea what to do. I formatted the memory card so they are on our two iPads

    • Photo-John says:

      Sorry to hear about the audio problem, Cindy. Are these the first videos you shot with the PlaySport or is this a new problem? Maybe you should post a question on our Digital Video Forum. I think this is actually more of a general video topic and probably not specific to the Kodak PlaySport camera. Here’s a link to that forum: http://forums.photographyreview.com/digital-video/

      I’m not a video expert but I do make and edit videos and I will do my best to help if you post something there. You’ll have to register, if you haven’t already.

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