The Kodak PlaySport Zx3 is a product any dad can love… on paper. The specs sound terrific – a simple to use HD video camera, sell for under $150 and can record underwater! Clearly this was a product made for Dads (and Moms) and we were excited to get our hands on it. We tested this camera for over 4 weeks, in many different family settings. While the video part of the camera worked well, the audio was so flawed that we can not recommend the Kodak PlaySport Zx3.
Most sites would start spewing off the tech specs on the Kodak PlaySport now – but what really is the point of that? If you want to read all the tech specs on the camera, you can and get them right from the horses mouth. The quick recap on the specs is this – the Kodak PlaySport records in high definition (HD) onto a SD memory card (no tapes needed), is easy to use (no complicated settings) and it can go underwater (up to 10 feet).
The KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera is waterproof up to 10 feet and features built-in software and USB cable output so users can edit and easily share with family and friends through sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The KODAK PLAYSPORT also features electronic image stabilization and KODAK Imaging Science for sharper videos with vibrant colors and less blur.
"Today's consumers want to easily capture and share life's moments anywhere they happen without trading off quality," said Phil Scott, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Capture and Devices, Kodak. "We designed the KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera with this in mind, combining the superior features of our HD digital video cameras with a rugged, waterproof exterior so consumers can capture their KODAK Moments in more places – from the inside of a halfpipe on a snowboard or while duck diving on your surfboard."