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Kodak PlaySport Digital Camera

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Nine Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a similar spec and age, this digital camera is one of the most awarded by experts in digital cameras.

The experts at M3.idg.se and IT Reviews.com both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this waterproof camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of PC Advisor.co.uk and Expert Reviews both decided that this camera was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This waterproof camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Laptopmag.com, both of which wrote that this Kodak camera was exceptional.

The writer at Katzeausdemsack.de wrote that this Kodak digital camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com the average expert rating of this waterproof camera is 77%.

Average Owner Reviews

PlaySport owners on average rated this camera 76 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

Fifty Kodak PlaySport owners wrote in their reviews that the Kodak PlaySport was good for video recording. A Jones wrote in their review “Good novelty video cam that can record in watery conditions” . Donal Buckley mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The clean lines made it far easier to stow in swim gear than any waterproof P&C and the video quality was excellent” in their review of this digital camera. Iain mentioned “She loves making films and was always struggling with hand held video cameras that only seem designed for Right handed use”.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. James he mentioned in his Kodak PlaySport review five years ago “Perfect camcorder for us as we enjoy camping holidays with the kids, this cam is really up for the job amazing picture”. Katie mentioned on Amazon “The camera still photographs are amazing - the macro mode can turn out photos better than my DSLR can sometimes -” in her review of the Kodak PlaySport. Macks-Boy mentioned on Amazon “This came as "Highly Recommended" by several Photography Mags.” in their Kodak PlaySport review.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “Its good image quality, high resolution and fram” in their review of the Kodak PlaySport. Askmen.com mentioned “Do you prefer shooting video or snapping still images?Kodak made plenty of fans with its previous pocket camcorder release”. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk said in their review of the Kodak PlaySport “Photos are at five megapixels” and scored it 4 stars.

One Kodak PlaySport owner mentioned that it was good in low light.

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Good Size

A few Kodak PlaySport owners who purchased the Kodak PlaySport agreed that it was compact. Rob Elmour said “However, I would recommend using it as a supplemement to a decent quality compact camera rather than as a replacement”. Spike wrote in their review of the Kodak PlaySport on Amazon “I bought the Kodak Playsport because I wanted a compact and cheap camcorder for motorcycle track days”. Five years ago Pcmag.com said “The compact Kodak Playsport Zx5 Video Camera is a top pocket camcorder” in their review of the Kodak PlaySport.

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Three years ago Stacey Henderson mentioned “So lightweight small and easy to use” in his review and gave it an excellent review score. Gadgetspeak.com said “Compact, lightweight and durable” in their review of this digital camera. Uk.askmen.com said “Rock solid build, yet relatively lightweight”.

Two customers concluded that it was easy to carry around. Jennifer Werry mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Easy to carry easy to down load”. A number of Kodak PlaySport reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good structurally.

One Kodak PlaySport owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was a good depth.

One person wrote that the Kodak PlaySport was a good width. Expert review site Firstpost.com said “The PlaySport, also referred as the Zx3, on the other hand is a little smaller in terms of width and is fully waterproof till a depth of 10 feet / 3 mete” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. A Jones said on Amazon “Picture quality and video reasonable” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Alan L mentioned “Device screen quality looks good, picture quality seems OK.”. Amanda said “If it had a flash it would have been a 5! Fast switch on, so quickly can capture moments, good quality pictures and videos” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use. A Jones wrote in their Kodak PlaySport review on Amazon “Handy Cam” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Amanda said in her review of the Kodak PlaySport “Really easy to use and upload to other websites”. Ctony mentioned on Amazon “It's small easy to use and totally water proof.I didn't give it 5 stars because” and gave the Kodak PlaySport a score of 80 out of 100.

One Kodak PlaySport reviewer who bought it considered that it was easy to handle. Smarthouse.com.au wrote “The ZX3 is mostly made of hard plastic, has rubberised grips for easy handling” in their review.

One person who bought it considered that it had a good experience. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Looking to capture your experience? Kodak releases the appropriately named PlaySport (aka Zx5) for your dilemma”.

One Kodak PlaySport reviewer said in their reviews that the Kodak PlaySport had a good interface. Uk.askmen.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Sturdy build Simple user interface” in their Kodak PlaySport review.

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Nice Design

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Six years ago expert website About.com said in their review “Features a rugged design that makes it rather unique in the pocket video camera market” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Macworld.com mentioned on Mac World “Photos, though it has one design flaw”. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com scored the Kodak PlaySport 80 out of 100 and wrote “It has a design flaw in its button l” in their review.

Several Kodak PlaySport reviewers thought the product was good looking. Filipe Miguel Esturrenho Barradas wrote “All in all it is a pretty good camera with a lot of functionality” . Judith mentioned on Amazon “The quality of the pictures are actually pretty good and the camera is easy to use” in her review of this digital camera. Simon P. Jesse wrote on Amazon four years ago “Worked exceptionally well underwater (snorkelling depth) and captured some beautiful photos and videos.4” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

A number of customers who bought it wrote that it was neat. Joymailey wrote three years ago “Just what I wanted, small, neat and light to put in my handbag”. Loony Loo wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “Mobile phone size so really neat” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Kodak PlaySport reviewer who bought the Kodak PlaySport concluded that it was luxurious. Review7345 mentioned “Also to buy the kodak Neoprene Deluxe Case.” in their Kodak PlaySport review and scored the product 5 stars. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Kodak PlaySport was well designed. Springbok mentioned on Amazon “It is very well designed and thought out”.

One Kodak PlaySport reviewer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was smooth. Uk.askmen.com mentioned “The 4x zoom felt sticky when we wanted it to be smooth”.

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Robust

Twenty-two Kodak PlaySport reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. J. Porter mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The waterproofing and shockproofing also seem to work well - for me I felt they offered more peace of mind than anything” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. June Will said “Sturdy and good quality product which uploads direct to websites/email etc” . Kaye Ryan said on Amazon “The so called help desk, told me basically, that it was tough, only the camera was covered by warranty” in her review nonetheless she rated it 20 out of 100.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Four years ago Filipe Miguel Esturrenho Barradas rated it 4 stars and said “I specially enjoyed the underwater capability” in their review. Filipe Miguel Esturrenho Barradas also said “The underwater videos were very good and the image was clean”. Loony Loo wrote “Image quality was what I wanted, especially underwater, absolutely fine for me” in their review.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. A. Ramsey mentioned on Amazon “All worked well, felt solid”. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com “The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. V3.co.uk wrote in their review “A well-built, good-value camcorder, though has a couple of flaws Good points Great value; well-built, robust construction despite small size; high-definition video” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100.

Some Kodak PlaySport owners who reviewed it concluded that it was sealed. J. Porter mentioned “Making sure everything is correctly sealed as I think this is the cause of most people's issues” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert review site About.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “It is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, can survive a drop of up to five feet and is sealed against dust”.

One Kodak PlaySport reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Venu App said in their Kodak PlaySport review “It looks it was damaged prior to dispatch” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Reasonably Priced

Twenty-one Kodak PlaySport owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amanda said “Value for money”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “An ok camera for the price” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Daniel Kelleher mentioned on Amazon “Excellent Value, Easy to Use, Low Light Quality not great”.

Some people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a bargain for the price. A Jones wrote in their review three years ago “Very cheap, battery power lasts well even when its used frequently” . Mr. P. Kenworthy wrote “Taking into account its quite cheap at”. Rob Elmour said on Amazon five years ago “Firstly let me say this *is* a good camera if you want something small, relatively cheap and robust enough to take into the water” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

Several customers reckoned that it was cheap. Sedov said in their review three years ago “Acceptable was purchased because I dont want to expose expensive camera equipment to sand nor water”. Stan Murch said in his Kodak PlaySport review “A great product from Kodak, inexpensive, good quality video” . Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review five years ago “These days' cameras and camcorders are available at budget prices and this has actually helped the masses lay ha” but even so they only scored the product 2 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six Kodak PlaySport owners thought the Kodak PlaySport had a good screen. Donal Buckley wrote on Amazon “The review screen was unusable in bright sunlight.” in their review yet they only scored this digital camera 3 stars. Three years ago Joey D mentioned “The image quality on the small screen is more than adequate” in his review of the Kodak PlaySport and rated the Kodak PlaySport as very good. Uk.askmen.com said “Crisp LCD display”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Itreviews.com wrote on expert website IT Reviews.com “The company has upgraded last year's PlaySport Zx3 to the Zx5, adding some new and improved features” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digit.in scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The PlaySport Zx3 brings a fresh look to the market of compact camcorders with its features like full HD capability, face detection” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

A few people who bought the Kodak PlaySport agreed that it had a good zoom. Rob Elmour rated the Kodak PlaySport 80 out of 100 and he said five years ago “The picture quality isn't brilliant and the digital zoom is horrible”. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Kodak PlaySport on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “This and the sluggish zoom were our only real negatives”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their Kodak PlaySport review “A bigger screen and improved zoom would add further kudos.”.

One Kodak PlaySport owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Uk.askmen.com mentioned “One that delivers decent levels of detail, accurate colours and sharp focusing” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Some customers wrote that it had a good battery life. Ctony said “Makes video look like the videos they use in the showrooms for very high def tv's3) My battery runs low very fast” in their review. Sedov said on Amazon “Battery life was brilliant - easy to use point” in their review of this digital camera. Uk.askmen.com said “Improved battery life”.

Good Connectivity

Two Kodak PlaySport owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Review7345 said on Amazon “Great includes HDMI cable to connect to your tv” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Etechreviews.com mentioned six years ago “Good video quality for its class, up to ten feet waterproofing, bundled HDMI cable, good sharing software” .

One person who purchased the product concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Lacks a built-in USB connector” in their review of this digital camera.

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Kodak Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 408 owner and expert reviews, Kodak has good reviews for its cameras. Kodak also has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Kodak PlaySport has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PlaySport.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P7100, and the Coolpix S8200 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The PlaySport is waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PlaySport also are waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof cameras to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix P7100, and the Coolpix S8200 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the EOS 7D (£211.90), or the EOS 1D X (£2,999.99) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this waterproof camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Kodak PlaySport has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Kodak digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PlaySport.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as the PlaySport the internal memory range from 7.9MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 88MB. With an internal memory of 128 megabytes, the Kodak PlaySport has one of the bigger internal memory amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Light

The lightest digital camera of a similar age and type to the PlaySport is 36g , the heaviest is 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Kodak PlaySport is quite light (only 125 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the PlaySport.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FT5 (£199.00) (188g), or the Lumix DMC-FT3 (175g) both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot D20 (£239.00) (205g) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The PlaySport has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats EXIF and JPEG XR are also supported by this Kodak camera.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The number of power sources supported by the PlaySport is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The power source "DC" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Short

At only 17.7 millimeters, the PlaySport is very short compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PlaySport. The average height of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PlaySport is 80mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The PlaySport does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PlaySport which have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Coolpix P7100, or the Coolpix S8200 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other cameras of this spec and age support Full HD video, however the PlaySport does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Coolpix P7100, or the Coolpix S8200 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the PlaySport does not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Coolpix P7100, or the Coolpix S8200 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PlaySport do not have a GPS. The Kodak PlaySport is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Lumix DMC-FT5 (£199.00) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The PlaySport has one of the lowest megapixel counts (only 5 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Cameras that are a similar age to the PlaySport have megapixel counts of between 5MP and 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Kodak PlaySport is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Lumix DMC-FT5 (£199.00) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PlaySport, the Kodak PlaySport does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P7100, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (£199.00), or the Canon EOS 70D (£305.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

At only 3 meters, the PlaySport has a fairly low maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PlaySport. The average maximum waterproof depth of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 11m, and the maximum waterproof depths range from 3m to 60m.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PlaySport have screen sizes of between 1.8" and 3.3", and the average screen size is 2.8". The PlaySport has one of the smallest screen sizes (only 2 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other cameras of this age and type that we have assessed the maximum camera shutter speed of, the PlaySport's maximum camera shutter speed of only 0.03 seconds is one of the shortest. The maximum camera shutter speeds of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PlaySport range from 0.03s to 60s.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the PlaySport of only 154,000 pixels is one of the lowest amongst cameras of a similar spec and age to the PlaySport. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PlaySport have display resolutions of between 150,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the PlaySport is 200, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900. At only 1,600, the PlaySport has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the PlaySport.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PlaySport is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AC3, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this Kodak camera.

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Thick

With a depth of 58.2 millimeters, the Kodak PlaySport is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PlaySport. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 1mm to 83mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that were released around the same time as the PlaySport is 2 and the largest is 8.5. At 5.5, the PlaySport has a very large minimum aperture compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.7 meters, the PlaySport has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PlaySport. Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PlaySport have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 1.5m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kodak PlaySport

Released Over Two Years Ago

Kodak released the PlaySport over two years ago.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Nikon Coolpix P7100 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot D20 (£239.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PlaySport has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PlaySport.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, and the Canon PowerShot D20 (£239.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Video Format
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Tripod Mount
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Shock Proof
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out

9 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy PC Mag Editor's Choice PC Advisor.co.uk Best Buy Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice IT Reviews.com Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award itrends.dk Solid Product M3.idg.se Recommended katzeausdemsack.de Silver

Expert Reviews

(67)
10 April 2014

The Kodak PlaySport is a pocket camcorder that is clearly targeted at the adventurous man. The PlaySport features electronic image stabilisation and is waterproof for up to 10 feet, allowing you... Read more…

Very good video and image quality
Uses removable SD cards for storage
Waterproof down to 10 feet deep
Great still photos
Portable and rugged
Button layout often leads to accidental presses
Price when rated
Nonremovable battery
No flashvideo light
No builtin memory

With ?Flips? now a discontinued line there is a gap in the market for a small ? pocket size ? camcorder, this one from Kodak is waterproof to ten feet and has a range of special features as well... Read more…

A new and redesigned, userfriendly control system
Compact, lightweight and durable
Easy to use
Decent quality for the price
The waterproofshockproof Kodak PlaySport Z 5 produces very good video quality for its price and size, is easy to use, and has good editingsharing software
The builtin lithium ion battery can't be removed for easy replacement
No built-in USB connector
No flash
The PlaySport doesn't have a built-in USB connector, there's no flash or video light, and the battery can't be removed
Small 5MP stills shooting
27 December 2011

The only real strength of the Playsport Burton is the range of accessories which justify the price rise. The fact it's waterproof and shock resistant might attract some consumers, but the quality...

Waterproof, shockresistant exterior
Attractive materials
4 GB SD card included
HDMI and minitripod included
Underwater mode
Video contains medium amounts of detail
Low sensitivity
Very narrow field of view in 1080p mode
Piqu d'image moyen
Sensibilit mauvaise

I'm still taken aback that there are underwater HD camcorders available for less than $200. Five years ago that would have been unthinkable. That said, the Burton Edition is a decent device in the...

27 October 2011

An easy-to-use, and rugged, waterproof video camera...

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User Reviews

(141)
Reviewed 13 April 2011 by Mr. R. K. Salliss

I'm not a techy or photographer - I just wanted a camera to take video and stills when I'm sailing. This was easy and intuitive to use. Doesn't come with a SDHC memory card and so this is... Read more…

Reviewed 17 February 2011 by M. Hodgkiss

I already have the LX3 so many things are much the same. I wanted to be able to take HD movies in AVCHD lite so hence the purchase of the LX5. Very annoyed about the battery though why does... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2011 by Springbok

This has everything you would want for recording holiday and family events. On top of this, it is extremely easy to use - I have used all the features it offers and haven't once read the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2011 by Ctony
(Verified Purchase)

I love this camera. It's small easy to use and totally water proof. I didn't give it 5 stars because: 1) Menus are a bit slow and the navigation button is a bit hard to use 2) Video quality could... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2012 by Loony loo
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this for a holiday and cruise as I really wanted a video recorder....Arrived quickly and is tiny... Mobile phone size so really neat. very easy to use and tested it in the bath with no... Read more…

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