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Kodak ZX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1270 reviews of Kodak ZX1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the memory, while some have doubts about the finish and zoom.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

zoom, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Kodak ZX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 583 user reviews of Kodak ZX1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the memory. Some have doubts about the finish and zoom.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

zoom, finish

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zx1 - High Definition Pocket Video Camera - BlackKodak Zx1 - High Definition Pocket Video Camera - Black

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Kodak ZX1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Kodak ZX1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue)Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (

Kodak Zx1


The Kodak Zx1 is a welcome new weather-resistant addition to the HD pocket camcorder realm

Compact, light, rubber casing

Fiddly controls, could do with a better zoom, slow to start up

We liked the variety of shooting options on the ZX1 and its compact yet durable design. We would’ve liked to have seen more on-board memory or the provision of at least a modest SD card in the box, however. And while the footage we took looked good, we...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

Kodak Zx1


Kodak's rugged portable video camera will appeal to outdoor shooters, once they get over the unit's strange controls.

Choice of recording modes ; HDMI output ; Uses AA batteries ; Rugged design

Digital zoom is laughably bad ; Uses AA batteries ; Controls are poorly labelled ; No real on-board storage

There's certainly a market for the Zx1 if you want to do a lot of outdoor shooting and need a compact video camera that's solid enough to survive a few knocks and bumps. It will take you time to learn the controls — and you will sometimes curse them —...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jez Ford (

Kodak Zx1 pocket camcorder


It's in your pocket, it's instant start-up, it's a whole new way to catch those Kodak moments.

Consumer review by: step (

Kodak ZX1


$80 AUD for a camera of pretty decent quality. It's not the best, controls aren't fantastic, but hard to get wrong with some use. Slightly rugged, which is handy 'cos at that price it's tempting to put it in harms way.

Works fine on mac, It's cheap

It's cheap

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Dan (

Kodak ZX1


Overall, this is a fairly good attempt by Kodak to create a go-anywhere, HD Digital Camcorder. I give it pluses in the quality of video it produces. However, as CNET confirms, the zoom is awful! Although, I've tested a number of cheap HD Camcorders,...

Price, Size, Connectivity, Weather Resistant, Uses AA Batteries, HD footage isn't that bad

Lack of proper zoom ability, Mic quality is average, chews up storage space pretty fast when shooting in HD, HD60 function really didn't need to be added

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Nicko (

Kodak ZX1


I got this for 70 bucks delivered so for what it cost it is simply what it is. It meets my expectations - skate, bike and surf videos all fine as a spalsh or even drop in the water and it's fine...

Robust, water resistant, and basic operations, but with a good output

controls are tricky

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: gt_jumper (

Kodak ZX1


does what it says, and the image is suprisingly clear in outdoor situations, indoor is good, but not as clear as outdoor.

great price, great video quality

it was $100...whats bad is obsolete at that price

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Jules (

Kodak ZX1


I saw one in a shop and found that for the same price the JVC version of these pocket cameras looked better as the JVC recorded in 1080p and the JVC took 8 megapixel stills as well.

pocket size

AA batteries,not 1080p and poor stills

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: LilMissLov (

Kodak ZX1


I rate this product 8 out of ten, mainly because it looks nice, small for a video camera. On the other hand you have to get used to the cheap and tricky double operation buttons. All in all a great small video camera, but needs work in the button area.

Weather resistant, comes with a free editing program, looks, generally easy to use, HD HD60 VGA and picture, fits into small pockets, comes with rechargeable AA batteries and finally great videos

Chunky, cheap buttons, small screen

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: andy19363 (



This is not a bad little video camera. It is easy to transport around and easy to use. The casing is sturdy and would take a couple of knocks quite well I would imagine. Video quality is good, although filming technique will have a large bearing on...

Very small....little bigger than a mobile phone really. Fits into the pocket so can be taken anywhere.

The small (x2) zoom is not really worth using and it makes the video jerky when in use. No internal memory other than a tiny bit for (I assume), demo purposes. SD card required.

May, 2010

Product Specifications


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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Battery technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:2x AA / AA
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Red

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:5.08

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Model:Zx1 Pocket Video Camera
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.6 / 3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Filter Size:4.1
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:4.1mm



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.6Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Other features

Audio output:1
I/O ports:USB 2.0; AV; DC in; SD/SDHC
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal Memory:128
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Arcsoft Media Impression

Ports & interfaces

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC


Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:2
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 2
Height :10.7 / 2

White balance

White Balance:Auto