Kodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm - Blue/Silver
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- Ultra compact and stylish design with built-in USB arm enabling easy transfer to a computer
- Full HD 1080p, 720p, WVGA recording modes plus 5MP stills with auto-focus and face detection
- World's only cameras with 3-step sharing, allowing simultaneous upload to YouTube, Facebook, email and others
- On-camera editing features let you trim video directly on the 1.5-inch LCD without a computer
- Record up to 10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot
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Kodak PlayFull Ze1 blue/silver
Whether you’re looking for the latest features or the hottest trends, the KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera delivers all the goods in a slim and chic design. Perfectly sized to fit in the palm of your hand and just about any pocket or handbag, the PLAYFULL will not add significant bulk or weight. Despite its small size the product is packed with a range of great features including vibrant Full HD 1080p image recording, and while you’re turning heads, you can catch stunning 5 MP photos in a snap. You can then press the Share button, pop out the built-in USB arm and become a social networking superstar in seconds.
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Your videos look even better in Full HD 1080p
Record in Full HD 1080p and connect KODAK PLAYFULL to your TV using the HDMI cable, supplied free in the box, to deliver that all important big screen viewing experience. PLAYFULL supports two additional HD recording options, plus web ready WVGA, and 5 MP still images at the touch of a button. The choice is yours.
Full HD 1080p The very best image resolution to show on your HDTV using the HDMI cable included.
720p HD at 60 fps The best for fast moving sports and action where you need those extra frames, and great for super slow motion playback.
720p HD Ideal for general recording in high definition.
WVGA (848x480) The best for conserving space on memory card and web use.
You can even capture 5MP Still images.
World's only cameras with 3-step sharing
Everyone enjoys sharing their latest videos and pictures with friends and family online but its often so complicated they end up just staying on the camera! The new KODAK Share Button, that makes sharing your videos and photos super easy, is also on PLAYSPORT.
- Simply press the KODAK Share button in review mode.
- Select your favourite sharing destinations - FACEBOOK, YouTube, FLICKR, TWITTER, KODAK Gallery accounts (pictures only); and e-mail addresses you’ve added to your camera.
- Connect PLAYSPORT to your computer with the USB cable provided and your videos and pictures will automatically be transferred to your computer and simultaneously uploaded to all tagged destinations.
It’s that easy! And only KODAK pocket video cameras let you simultaneously share to the largest number of social networks and e-mail addresses automatically when you connect to a PC.
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Easy to transfer with built-in USB Arm
The built-in USB connector allows the PLAYFULL video camera to be connected to a compatible PC or MAC, and transfer video and still images without the need for extra cables. Thanks to KODAK’s exclusive Share button, videos will automatically be shared to your favourite social networks upon connection. And if you're running low on battery, you can even charge from your PC using the built-in USB arm.
Cool capture effects give a new look to your scenes
Looking for variety and creativity? Apply one of the five capture effects: black and white, sepia, normal colour, high saturation with bright, bold colours, or 70’s film with muted colours and a little graininess for a retro look.
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Don’t let sun glare ruin your recording
For the ultimate on-camera viewing experience in bright light, turn on the LCD Brightness/Glare Shield feature in Setup. The Glare Shield feature will provide a choice of filters (normal, high contrast, or black and white) to help you better see your subject on the 1.5” LCD display screen in reflective outdoor situations. These filters are only applied to the display screen, not your footage—so everything you record will look as great as the moment you shot it.
Select single and multi-up viewing options so you can quickly search and find favourite files in your on-camera collection. Video playback options include standard speed, fast-forward, rewind, pause, and single frame advance that makes it easy to find the perfect frame to extract and save as a still picture —all controlled right in the palm of your hand.
On Camera Editing
Editing videos on your computer can be a time consuming activity. KODAK PLAYFULL incorporates on-screen editing with simple controls so you can trim your videos right on the camera—both front and back--to save you time. Then choose ‘save’ to replace, or ‘save as’ to create a new file. On-screen editing also allows you to extract single frames from the video to grab that one amazing moment or a cool series of still photos.
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Simple one-button operation
KODAK PLAYFULL is designed so you’ll never miss the moment. Power on and you are immediately ready to record with ultra-simple one-button operation—just press the Record button on the back once to start recording and a second time to stop recording. The built-in mono microphone and speakers will automatically record and playback recorded sound.
Smooth and stable features for sharper videos
Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in digital image stabilization (DIS). Capture your friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology-- the camera detects and locks onto faces, then ensures great exposure around them. A 4x digital zoom makes sure you can get even closer to the action and capture all the finer details.
Up to 10 hours of recording time
There’s a SD/SDHC card slot which accepts up to a 32GB SD/SDHC card—separately purchased--(Class 4 or higher recommended for HD) that’s good for up to 10 hours of video (about 20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD, 30 fps). If you run out of memory on the go you can simply change to a new card. The KODAK PLAYFULL comes with a powerful internal Li-Ion rechargeable battery that recharges conveniently by connecting the built-in USB arm to a computer, or by attaching the mini-USB cable and adapter to a wall outlet.
Optional Remote Control
The optional KODAK remote control provides flexibility in both shooting and playback so you can shoot from a distance and even join the action you’re recording. Attach an optional tripod for even more shooting versatility. When you’re ready to playback video and pictures on your TV, you can use the remote control to run the show comfortably from your favourite chair across the room.
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The first time you connect the PLAYFULL video camera to your computer, KODAK’s Share Button app (a small software program) will automatically launch and prompt you to add login information for your online sharing sites and email address. After that one-time setup, pictures will automatically be uploaded to the sharing destinations you’ve chosen just as soon as you connect your camera to your computer.
You’ll also be prompted to install ARCSOFT MEDIAIMPRESSION for KODAK Software (PC only) that’s installed on PLAYFULL and provides additional editing features beyond trimming and single frame extraction that are available directly on PLAYFULL. If you’re a Mac user, no worries, you can use APPLE iLIFE software for editing. With ARCSOFT MEDIAIMPRESSION for KODAK Software you can use the ‘movie maker’ feature to edit clips, add text screens for titles at the beginning and credits at the end of a movie, sequence a number of clips to tell your story, add a voice-over to narrate your footage, add pictures and music to make cool mash-ups, and use EasyPrint to print jpgs on your printer. You can also change resolution, or use the media converter to change file format, including AVI, and transcode your videos for viewing on other common devices like an iPOD or KODAK picture frame—even burn DVD’s (including BLU-RAY-compatible format) for viewing on TV and archiving.
Kodak Pocket Video Camera Range Comparison Chart
|Model||KODAK Playfull||KODAK Playsport||KODAK Playtouch|
|Max. Resolution||Full HD 1080p||Full HD 1080p||Full HD 1080p|
|Display||1.5"||2"||3" Capacitive Touchscreen|
|Waterproof, Shockproof & Dustproof||X||✓||X|
|Built in USB Arm||✓||X||✓|
|HDMI Cable Included||✓||✓||✓|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)mm||42x100x16||58x112x18||59x110x16|
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There is no hood over the lens so any pictures/movies with the sun or bright sky in view means the view is smeared out by a wash of light over the lens. Lots of clips have been ruined this way. By putting your other hand over the lens to shade it, acceptable results are obtained. A short black tube glued over the lens would fix it. And yes, I do keep the lens clean.
The zoom function is purely digital so close ups are useless due to pixellation. With the viewfinder screen being so small one can't see this at the time. But - you get what you pay for - just remember not to use zoom.
Does hang up occasionally so one has to reset it. No big deal, but really shouldn't happen.
The 'share' software is intrusive. As soon as you plug the camera into a pc with the software loaded it wants to share it with facebook or whatever and it's irritating to have to shut down the programme each time. Of course - fine if you really do want to share, but this should be an opt-in function, not opt-out.
All in all, I like it.
I needed a video camera quickly as I was going on holiday and had discovered that my old-fashioned tape video camera was pixelating badly and no amount of cleaning of tape heads would fix it.
So I bought this.
The video image can be set to full HD, or fake HD at a higher frame rate. The image is a very high quality in HD. Much better than you would expect from such a tiny plastic lens.
In still camera mode I found the colour cast was a long way adrift from reality, with still pictures at 5 megapixels - not brilliant by today's standards. Video colour was accurate however. Don't understand why that should be.
I found it very easy to use.
You will need a fast flash card inserted because it can halt your videoing in its tracks if it has to pause to write to flash. I had this happen only once though and is probably not the fault of the camera.
The USB charging instructions did not seem to match reality. I had to dangle the camera from a wall socket to charge it. Not too much of a problem though.
Overall far superior to old tape-based video cameras.
I have to say that the Kodak has excelled all my expectations, once mounted to the bike its just a case of switching it on and pressing record. The image stability, refresh rate and crispness were excellent. I still can't believe how rich and "deep" the films look. I ran a go pro for a while and this easily compares and indeed, excels it for colour depth and quality at a mere fraction of the price.
Off the bike its discreet and easy to use both to film video and take stills, although I tend to use a dedicated stills camera for that. I'm very happy with the product, the only niggle is the built in USB is a bit of a fiddle on my computer as it only has USB's in the rear. On a laptop it would not be a problem. Image downloading is very easy.
This works a treat, i disagree about the charging aspect as i read the reviews and purchased a external charger with spare battery for not a lot of cost, Problem solved very easily.
Camorder very easy to use point and shoot, Would prefer one without a still camera in it as no use to me.
Most recent customer reviews
Pity charger not included as USB charging entails having PC turned on for long periods.