Kodak Playsport Zx5 reviews


Kodak PlaySport Zx5 customer reports


Kodak Playsport Zx5 reviewsWould you risk bringing and using a video camcorder for a dip in the pool or barreling down a ski slope just get high resolution pictures and videos? Now Kodak presents the Kodak PlaySport Zx5 minicam.

Read more of it in this Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Review.

The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is an upgraded version of its predecessor; the PlaySport Zx3.  Kodak Playsport Zx5 review reveals it is a very good mini camcorder (pocket video cam) which is very rugged. If PlaySport Zx3 is already impressive, now the PlaySport Zx5 will surely impress you even more. The two looks identical but Zx5’s durability is what separated it from the Zx3. It is not only waterproof and dustproof but is also shockproof and lightweight.  Its fully updated firmware has an “anti-lockup” or “anti-freeze” used during video capture or review and also allows for Class 10 SDHC and SDHC UHS-1 memory cards. It uses a lithium ion rechargeable battery capable of up to one and a half hour of video shooting at its default resolution of 720p at 30 frames per second. Unfortunately, the battery is no longer removable.

Although there was not much difference when it comes to video quality, its camera presents a very good deal for anyone looking for a pocket video cam that is highly adaptable to different weather conditions. Having an autofocus lens that can focus from 4 inches to infinity and underwater focusing which changes to 5.1 inches to infinity, Kodak PlaySport Zx5 has a 4x digital zoom. Kodak Playsport Zx5 customer reports that this minicamcorder can capture 5-megapixel photos, can shoot at a rapid phase producing sharp, high quality pictures and videos suitable for Web use and small prints.

Video sharing is equally easy with PlaySport Zx5. Using ArcSoft’s MediaImpression for Kodak software for sharing and the Kodak Share Button application already stored in its internal memory, these applications can be easily installed by connecting the PlaySport to a computer via a USB. Both applications are available for Windows and Mac. Once installed, they will allow you to e-mail clips and upload directly to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo as well as to international sites like Yandex and KAIXIN001 (once you have secured an account).

With MediaImpression has a basic editor for trimming and cutting, including an adjustments for color, contrast, and brightness, dynamic lighting, and removing noise, as well as other handy effects available which includes Watercolor, Negative, and Sketch. This video sharing software can capture individual frames and also convert video for use on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod as well as Sony’s PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3. While the Kodak Share Button app, which can be easily downloaded from Kodak’s site, handles the uploading, storing, and e-mailing of photos and movies you have tagged using this pocket video cam.

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Specifics and Features:

–          4x digital zoom

–          very good mini camcorder

–          waterproof, dustproof, shockproof

–          lightweight

–          firmware: “anti-lockup” or “anti-freeze”

–          Allows Class 10 SDHC and SDHC UHS-1 memory cards

In the Kodak PlaySport Zx5 customer reports, many were awed by the amazing features and the durability of the video camcorder. It is portable and lightweight too.