Anybody used a Kodak PlaySport Video Camera?

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  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    I've got one.
    I use it primarily for quick videos of my kids.
    I love it and think the quality is better than the iphone 4.
    Works well with Imovie

    Great bang for the buck.
     
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    I have one and use it for snowboarding. I mount it to my helmet and record at 720p 60fps. I really like it a lot. The battery lasts around 4 hours after recording about an hour. Of course this is when its 20 degrees outside, so the cold does not help the battery.
     
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    Hard for me to say. I've only charged it twice since xmas. I only have 2GB card (22 mins at 720P 60hz). The battery is more than enough to fill that up a few times.
    The anti shake feature works really well and is probably the main reason the footage is better than the Iphone 4.
     
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    Thanks for the input.

    So rmtoberman, what you're saying is you can get about 4 hours of playback after recording for an hour?

    Does it come with an SD card then? I can't really tell from the Amazon listing.

    Tried it in low light situations at all?
     
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    I have one and it works great. Video files (H.264/MOV) can be used in iTunes and iMovie, and you can Airplay them to your Apple TV 2 with excellent results.

    I don't know about the battery life. I don't seem to have to charge it very often.

    This could almost replace a "normal" camcorder but for two reasons:

    (1) No optical zoom

    (2) Poor low-light performance

    For me it's a good supplement to my normal camcorder.
     
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    It did not come with an SD Card.
    Low light is a little grainy....
     
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    Hmmm... the low lite thing is a little troublesome, as I plan on mostly recording my and the guys I play with on gigs. Sometimes the lighting's not too great.

    I wonder if the Zi8 is any better? Similar feature set but without the waterproofing.
    They don't really give much specific information about the lens on the Zx3 on the Kodak website...
     
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    I think you'd be better off with a real camcorder. They have much bigger sensors/lenses and hence better low light performance.
     

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