Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Kodak unveils $180 1080p pocket camcorder

updated 09:10 am EDT, Wed July 29, 2009

Kodak Zi8 1080p Pocket Cam

Among a number of camera launches, Kodak this morning unveiled one of the first pocket camcorders to record at 1080p. The Zi8 can capture at a full 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second, producing movies that show at the full resolution of a Blu-ray movie. It can also capture at 720p using a fast 60 frames per second and is unique in having a microphone jack to support more professional-sounding audio.

The camera also claims superiority in a handful of other areas, such as built-in electronic image stabilization, a larger than usual 2.5-inch LCD, and the option of shooting 5-megapixel, 16:9 aspect ratio still photos. Storage is based solely on SDHC cards and with a 32GB card could hold as much as 10 hours of HD encoded in H.264. HDMI also lets it output to a TV at full quality.

Kodak ships black, blue and red versions of the Zi8 in September for $180, or lower than the $200 of the 720p-only Flip Ultra HD.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. Monde

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2004

    +2

    Upgrade central

    Wow, pretty nice specs for a pocket cam. I've got the zi6 and have got a ton of use from it. This model is one sweet upgrade, almost makes me wish I waited. This model should give the flip folks a serious run for their money.

  1. edac2

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Feb 2006

    0

    Sounds Impressive

    Aside from the Flip, another real competitor right now is the iPhone 3G. It's kind of nice to see a home team strike a home run once in a while.

  1. ianaberle

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Dec 2005

    0

    Kodak Product X

    So, THIS is the product they did the "viral" video on YouTube with Steve Garfield...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xofRjEQ0CAs

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News