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Kodak Zi8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2831 reviews of Kodak Zi8. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and reliability, and comments about the zoom and durability are mixed.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak Zi8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak Zi8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 397 user reviews of Kodak Zi8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera - BlackKodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak Zi8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2016 user reviews of Kodak Zi8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the viewfinder and zoom. The memory and durability get mixed comments.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, zoom, viewfinder

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Black)Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kodak ZI8 HD camcorder

 

The full-featured Kodak Zi8 pocket-camcorder captures the best HD footage we've seen, but its interface and digital zoom often get in the way.

Sharp 1080p video and shooting options, can use earbuds as external mic

Controls are slow to respond, buggy, jumpy 4x digital zoom

The full-featured Zi8 captures the best HD pocket-camcorder footage we've seen, plus it has shooting options galore. Tere are some interface and key usability issues and digital zoom often get in the way.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: John Herrman (gizmodo.com.au)

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Camcorder Review: Your Move, Flip

 

The gadget: A direct followup to the excellent Zi6 HD pocket cam, the Zi8 adds a 1080p 30fps mode, a lithium ion battery, image stabilisation, HDMI-ou...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: gisellen (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

I'm VERY happy with this product and would definitely recommend it. It's so small that I take it with me all the time. There are also very few buttons so you don't accidentally switch it on or anything while it's in your pocket/bag. Good product!

Small size lets me keep it in my handbag - just so handy. SO simple to use straight out of the box. Range of options for video quality lets me control how much I use the storage space of my SDHC card.

No internal memory.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:KLIC-7004
Manufacturer Battery Name:Kodak KLIC 7004

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Magenta

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.2cm
Height:11.3cm
Weight:110g
Width:6.2cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Focusing

Normal focusing range:1

Header

Manufacturer:Kodak
Model:Zi8 Pocket Video Camera
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:6.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 61
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:1
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS

Other features

Compatible operating systems:WINDOWS OS XP SP2/ VISTA\nMACINTOSH OS X 10.4 + / Windows XP SP2 + / Mac OS X 10.4 +
Focus:1 m +/0.15 m
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal Memory:128
Lens focal range:6.3
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:2.8 GHz / Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz +
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nUSB 1.1+\n1024 × 768 display / Internet Explorer 6.0 + / Safari 1.1 +\nCD-ROM\nUSB 1.1 +\n1024 × 768

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Arcsoft Media Impression

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Video

Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.15
Height :11.3
Weight:110
Width:6.2