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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Kodak
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Small enough for your pocket. But it won’t stay there long.

It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but why would you ever want to put it there? Whether out on the town or just hanging with friends, the KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera captures every experience in stunning 1080p HD video. Stay in focus while you’re on the move with integrated image stabilization. Then kick back and watch all the action on your HDTV or share your scene on Facebook™ or YouTube™ with a flick of the built-in USB arm. The Zi8 has all you need to define yourself in high definition.

Catch life as it happens

  • Capture HD quality 1080p video with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Plenty of room for more—record up to 10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot that can hold up to 32 GB[1]
  • Make audio awesome—the external microphone jack lets you record in stereo
  • Get a new perspective—take amazing 5 MP 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures

Life moves too fast to lose focus

  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in image stabilization
  • Capture your friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology
  • See more details and accurate colors in low light

You’re the director

  • See it all on a vibrant 2.5 in. color LCD screen
  • Catch the highlights with slow motion playback right in the palm of your hand
  • Record from a distance or playback on your TV conveniently with the optional remote control accessory
  • Choose the video quality that works for you: 720p HD at 60 fps, or 1080p HD at 30 fps

Ready for the big screen—right out of the box

  • No USB cables necessary, just swing out the USB arm to upload, share, and charge
  • Complementary HDMI cable lets your videos debut in full glory
  • Share on Facebook and YouTube social networking sites with ease—built-in software makes editing and uploading simple
  • Compatible with PC and MAC operating systems

Be creative with great video software

  • Edit and trim videos
  • Add pictures and music to your videos to make cool mash-ups
  • Grab still images from video frames to get that perfect shot
  • E-mail your creations or upload to Facebook and YouTube social networking sites right from the software

Save the planet—one battery at a time

Go green with included KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004.

Define your style with cool accessories

  • Grab attention with the ultra compact design, stunning looks, and a range of colors
  • Great cases help keep your Zi8 close so you never miss the moment
  • Optional remote control lets you conveniently record from a distance or playback on your TV
  • Use a tripod to keep your camera steady or star in your own show

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.6 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(4), Great picture quality(3), Great sound(3), Large clear LCD(3)
Best Uses:
Home movies(4), Travel(4)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(3)
 
TERRIFIC VIDEO CAMERA
By PamD2169Verified Purchaser from Corning, NY on 2/10/2011
Pros:
Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
HD Shooting, Home Movies, Indoors/Low Light, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Video Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Kodak Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Charcoal):

I purchased this video camera for my Husband to use while hunting with our yellow lab. It is great to take along in your pocket, or your purse. Very easy to use.

 
A nice upgrade to the Zi6
By SLPVerified Reviewer from Ohio on 11/30/2010
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Did lock up one time, Poor In Low Light
Best Uses:
Home Movies, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Video Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Kodak Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Charcoal):

I bought the Zi6 model last year and was pleased with the ease of use especially for my special ed. students. I have now bought the Zi8 for use at my school and continue to be pleased with the Kodak products. Easy to use, quick start up, lighter in weight with the Li-ion battery, charging the battery in the camera is a real plus for the teachers to just plug in the camera and wait the two hours and it's charged. There is also a light that goes out when it is fully charged so no guessing about how long to keep it on to be charged. Have had one problem with it locking up one time when deleting pictures off the camera (pictures that were on the drive not the SD card). The only way to 'unlock' the camera was to take the battery out. I hope this doesn't continue to be a problem.

 
Terrific Camera
By JimVerified Purchaser from Washington, DC on 11/4/2010
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Poor In Low Light
Best Uses:
Documentaries, HD Shooting, Home Movies, Movies/Short Films, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Videographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Kodak Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Charcoal):

The external mic input and the price were key points for me. The camera has performed above expectations. Being able to plug in a mic for decent audio puts it head and shoulders over the Flip. Couple minor nits: In low light you have to do some tweaking in the edit and shots out the window of a moving car were a bit blury.

Definitely recommend.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
So happy I bought the Kodak Zi8
By SuzieVerified Reviewer from NH on 1/6/2010
Pros:
Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Best Uses:
Home Movies, Movies/Short Films, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Video Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Kodak Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Charcoal):

I agree with everything the previous reviewer said except abot night time filming. This camera does the best job in low light, night time settings and has a very bright light/flash. In fact if you read the reviews by CNET and others this camera beat all the other pocket video cameras. I was interested in the Flip Camera until I researched the Zi8, a much better choice. This camera is still sold out at most retailers but I am telling you it is worth the wait!

[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for quick and easy videos
By Gloria from Galt, California on 9/23/2009
Pros:
Easy to use, Good resolution, Quick battery reload, Small Compact
Cons:
No flash for night use
Best Uses:
Short videos, Still Photos, Theme park fun shots
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Kodak Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Charcoal):

This is a great little video camera that also takes stills. You can take the video and replay it instantly to check it. The resolution is good and the viewing window is a nice size. It's small enough to carry in a pocket, or a very small camera bag. Quick to use--just point and shoot after a quick push of a button to turn on, no long "warm up" time. The multi use toggle button makes it easy to use with one hand, for multiple features, fast forward, replay, rewind, etc. We used the camera at Disneyland and it was so great to have the capacity for both stills and movies with only a tiny camera...so easy to carry and use! The only thing I see that I was a bit dissapointed about is that there is no flash for night use.

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