720P HD Video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by maczach16, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. maczach16 macrumors member

    maczach16

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    Hey, I want to start making HD videos and other assorted vlogging things, but I don't have $600 to buy a really amazing camcorder.

    I've been looking into the Kodak Zi8, which is with in my budget.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. bheckman macrumors newbie

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    Kodak Zi8

    Yes, the Zi8 is definitely the way to go if you want a Flip-like camcorder. I work for a film-production company, and when we do undercover shooting, we use the Zi8. Great gadget.
     
  3. maczach16 thread starter macrumors member

    maczach16

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    Thanks for your feedback! It has really good quality, (and 1080p) and uses SD cards for cheaper than the flip.
     
  4. JDDavis macrumors 65816

    JDDavis

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    I can vouch for the Kodak Zi3 (Playsport). It has the guts of the Zi8 in a rugged shell. It can also go underwater up to 10ft. The 1080p is just ok (of course it is a 149 dollar camera) but the 720p 60fps mode is pretty great for a 149 dollar camera. This is where this thing really excels. As long as you know the limitations of these pocket cameras they offer a lot of bang for the bucks.
     
  5. maczach16 thread starter macrumors member

    maczach16

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    I checked out the Zi3, it doesn't appear to have a 1/4in tripod thingy, which I need. I forgot to mention that though.
     
  6. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

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    I like the flip ultra hd. it has better audio than the kodak. Although I want a canon xh a1 for my professional work, I love the ultra hd for home movies and simple things
     
  7. JDDavis macrumors 65816

    JDDavis

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    It does....

    Kodak Playsport Product Specifications

    Sensor type
    1 / 2.5–type 5 MP CMOS
    Lens
    5.54 mm, 35 mm equivalent
    48 mm @ 1080p
    36 mm @ 720p
    36 mm @ WVGA
    36 mm still capture
    Zoom
    4X digital
    Image stabilization
    electronic
    Display size
    2.0 in.
    Storage
    128 MB internal memory[1], SD/SDHC card expansion slot
    Focus modes
    normal
    Focus range
    39.4 in.100 cm
    –infinity
    White balance
    auto
    File formats
    video: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC
    still: JPEG
    Capture mode
    1080p—1920 x 1080, 30 fps
    720p / 60 fps—1280 x 720, 60 fps
    720p—1280 x 720, 30 fps
    WVGA—848 x 480, 30 fps
    still—5.3 MP, 16:9 widescreen, interpolated
    Microphone
    yes—monaural
    Speaker
    yes
    I/O interface
    USB 2.0 (high speed), AV out, HDMI
    Tripod mount
    1/4 in. standard

    Power
    KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004, AC Adapter
    Dimensions
    2.3 × 4.4 × 0.8 in.
    Weight
    128 g without battery
     

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