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Kodak Playfull ZE1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Kodak Playfull ZE1. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the color and reliability. Reviews about the zoom and durability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak Playfull ZE1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Kodak Playfull ZE1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are mixed views on the zoom and durability. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm - Blue/SilverKodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm - Blue/Silver

May, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:5


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / black&white, Sepia, Vivid / Sepia
Supported aspect ratios:4:3


Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue, Silver / Purple, Silver / Silver / White
Tripod mountable:No / Yes
Tripod mounting supported:N / Y


Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT LCD
Display diagonal:3.81 / 5.08
Display resolution (numeric):70200
Touchscreen: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.5 / 1 / 1.0 - ∞

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.3
Effective megapixels (movie):5
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2 / 25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5 / 5.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):3.9 - 35 / 3.9 - 44
Focal length range (f-f):31
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No

Other features

Audio output:1
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7\nMAC OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7;\nMacintosh 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 + / WINDOWS XP SP2/Vista/7+\nMac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6+\nSafari 1.1+
Interface:HDMI/USB 2.0 / USB / USB 2.0
Internal Memory:128
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 4 (1.4GHz) / Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM;\n1024 × 768;\nIE 6.0;\nSafari 1.1. / Internet Explorer 6.0+\nCD-ROM\nUSB 1.1+ / Internet Explorer 6.0+\nCD-ROM\nUSB 1.1+\n64MB GPU
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Arcsoft Media Impression
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:Exif 2.21
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:18
Internal storage capacity:0.125
Maximum memory card size:32


Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p / 720p
Video formats supported:MPEG4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.27 / 1.57 / 1.7 / 9.9
Height :10 / 4.1 / 9.4
Weight:85 / 95
Width:1.8 / 4.17 / 5.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto