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Kodak Playfull Waterproof
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Kodak Playfull Waterproof Camcorder

1/4 85g CMOS 2x Jul 2011
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
It's all-amazing, for one and all. With the KODAK PLAYFULL Waterproof Video Camera, everyone can get 720p HD video in a small, affordable package. Pop it in a pocket or purse so it's ready... More
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6 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including gadgetreview.com and dgl.ru have rated this camcorder on average 76 out of 100.

Kodak Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Video cameras manufactured by Kodak have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just video cameras) and found that Kodak also has good ratings across its entire range.

SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Kodak Playfull Waterproof supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The worst memory card type of all video cameras that were released around the same time as the Playfull Waterproof is MicroSDXC and the best is SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Light

Similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Playfull Waterproof have weights of between 59g and 7.5kg. The Playfull Waterproof is fairly light (only 85 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Playfull Waterproof.

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Small

The Playfull Waterproof is very small (only 12.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Playfull Waterproof. The smallest video camera that has been available for around the same time as the Playfull Waterproof is 12mm deep and the biggest is 520mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Playfull Waterproof that we have assessed the digital zoom of, the Playfull Waterproof's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2x, the biggest is 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 390x.

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Not Full HD

Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Playfull Waterproof are not Full HD. The Playfull Waterproof is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Playfull Waterproof does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Playfull Waterproof also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Kodak Playfull Waterproof does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Playfull Waterproof does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of video cameras of this spec and age is 3.2". With a screen size of only 2 inches, the Playfull Waterproof has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst video cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Playfull Waterproof does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Playfull Waterproof.

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Not Waterproof

The Playfull Waterproof is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Playfull Waterproof are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Playfull Waterproof does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Playfull Waterproof also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that are a comparable age to the Playfull Waterproof are not 3D compatible. The Kodak Playfull Waterproof is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Kodak Playfull Waterproof does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Playfull Waterproof also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Polymer Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Playfull Waterproof

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Kodak video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Playfull Waterproof has a fairly standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Playfull Waterproof.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The Kodak Playfull Waterproof has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4". That's 2% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/3.91".

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display
Camera
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Video Mode
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

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24 August 2011

Rating:With the death of the Flip cam earlier this year, there's a specific void that's been needed to be filled. While the market for an ultra-compact video camera isn'tthe biggest out there... Read more…

20 January 2012

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There's a LOT of stuff packed into a nice little package
Extremely easy to use my motherinlaw who hates computers can use it with ease
Being able to share things with the touch of a button is great
HD video doesn't look HD all the time
No flash or light limits when and where you can use it
Only 20 MB of internal storage means you HAVE to buy a memory card

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kodak av25, kodak av25f, kodak av25fo, kodak av25for
Barcodes 00041771444624, 00041778598016, 00041778711552, 03610170557678, 03610170558798, 05053866123241
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