Kodak Zi8 Hard Drive Camcorder
Price Range:$379.00 to $429.95
Video capture up to 1080p HD resolution; image quality is quite good for a mini camcorder; SD card slot; removable, rechargeable battery; bundled composite and HDMI cables; strong low-light performance; external mic jack; electronic image stabilization; 5-megapixel still capture; macro focus mode.
Product Review Summary
5 Reviews from Epinions.com
Sep 8, 2010
For the price, can't beat it
Pros: Great picture; with an SD card you can record many hours worth of video.
Cons: The zoom/stop/record joystick is very touchy and tiny.
If you want high definition without the high price, along with ease of use, this is an great choice. SD card option adds hours of recording Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 22, 2011
Great for any recording
Pros: Great quality,Flip design,light,portable,
Cons: bad zoom,bad in low lights,no lens cover
Its a great camera that will work for anyone. Is ready to use right out of the box. The battery is good and the USB is ready. Read More at Epinions.com
May 9, 2013
Kodak Zi8 Digital Camcorder -- Great Camera for the Price
Pros: Very nice picture, small learning curve, a number of picture quality options.
Cons: Need an external microphone for decent sound, short battery life.
The Kodak Zi8 has great, professional-looking picture, but terrible sound. It has an external microphone jack; as long as you have one, there are few drawbacks. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 5, 2009
Not bad at all for the pricepoint and target consumers
Pros: Very good video for the price point, easy to use.
Cons: EIS doesn't do THAT much, would like a slightly longer battery life.
This is one of the best choices you have for a pocketable HD video camera right now. If you can wait, I predict many more choices within the next year. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 10, 2011
Big improvement on past models but still a Kodak
Pros: Good quality video. Image more stable than previous. Cheap.
Cons: Washed out colors in non-perfect lighting. Bad mic. Software/Mac issues.
Good, cheap HD Video for the price. Has its drawbacks. Fun to play around with. If only it had a decent still camera. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 26, 2011
Kodak Zi8: Great little camera -- with limitations
Pros: Fine quality video, handy, easy, different res video+still, toggles between "landscape" +"close-up."
Cons: 1. Zoom a bit jerky, no lens cover, no internal memory to speak of.
Recommend highly for its combination of video quality, ease of use, and price. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 29, 2009
Great Little Camcorder for the money
Pros: Very pocketable, great resolution, very easy to use
Cons: HD format a bit tough on older computers
If you catch yourself using your still camera to take short videos, this is a great addition to get better quality. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 5, 2009
Simple, Effective, Affordable - Perfect if on a budget!
Pros: Simple Controls, Variety Video Formats, 3.5mm Exterior Mic Input Jack - HDMI cord included!
Cons: Doesn't ship with a SDHC Memory Card
Quality product for a reasonable price. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 16, 2010
Has It's Ups and Downs, But Ultimately it Has a Mic Jack
Pros: External Mic Jack, Standard SDHC cards, macro mode, Up to 1080p resolution, Replacable battery
Cons: Hole in focus range, 1080p looks like 720p, Short battery life, No mono mode
There's slightly more bad points than good, but if sound is important, the external mic jack tips the scale. Read More at Epinions.com