6 Comments

Summary:

You’ve no doubt heard (or seen) that Kevin recently purchased a Kodak zi6 HD Pocket Cam.  This little camera came with Kevin to the CES and I was so impressed with the video quality and small size of the zi6 I ordered one of my very […]

m7029_ekn035874enzi6_fl_black02_250x200You’ve no doubt heard (or seen) that Kevin recently purchased a Kodak zi6 HD Pocket Cam.  This little camera came with Kevin to the CES and I was so impressed with the video quality and small size of the zi6 I ordered one of my very own. It was hard to pass up as it was only $130 on Amazon.

The little jewel showed up today and I’ve been having a blast playing working with the zi6 doing test video.  It blows me away how something so small can shoot video so hi-res and the audio quality is really good.  This means that my video reviews will be much better quality going forward.  If you need proof just wait for my video review of the HP Mini 2140 netbook which will be appearing soon (as in later today).  :)

You’re subscribed! If you like, you can update your settings

  1. Really looking forward to seeing the video, looking for a cheap hd cam to do product reviews and this could fit the bill.

  2. Kevin C. Tofel Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    Chris, it should work well, as would the one from Creative or the Flip. It definitely works better in bright light settings and when mounted on a tripod.

    Our first video using this was the best quality IMO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QBtia8LnDo&eurl=http://jkontherun.com/&fmt=22

    I’m looking forward to seeing the output from James’s overview of the 2140.

  3. Another example of Amazon’s zip-code based pricing in action.

    Amazon wants to charge me $159 for it! :-(

  4. Patrick Moorhead Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    This is an awesome camera that I got for the holidays. I liked it compared to the alternatives for a lot of reasons: 60fps, HD out via component, upgradable SD RAM, and still capability.

    The camera captures MP4 format with a .MOV container and my vids capture around 10-12Mbps.

    Kevin, one question I have for you is on fps. Are you using the 720/30 fps or the 720/60 fps? I notice a big difference between 60 and 30 when watching local video off the notebook, but dont see a difference off of YouTube.

  5. AboutGadgets.net Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    I wish I could buy one, too ..

  6. @ Patrick
    I beleive that youtube HD video is maxed out at 30fps.

    Maybe someone else can verify?

    Also, I do not shoot alot of video. How would this work in comparison to a $700 HD Video camcorder? I will assume that the video looks better on the more expensive camcorder and would have more options. I am looking for an HD camcorder for taking the occasional video on vacations and such.

    Would the more expensive HD Camcorder be worth it compared to one of these?

Comments have been disabled for this post