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Kodak PlaySport

$63.00
Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice PC Advisor.co.uk Best Buy PC Mag Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and great value for money 5 megapixel 1 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 5MP 1x Yes Jan 2014
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Kodak PlaySport Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Kodak PlaySport number 17 across all digital cameras.
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243 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 68?

It has not bad expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 99%, based on 243 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is easy to use and good video capture.
This Kodak digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very light
Shock proof
Quite low megapixel
Quite small optical zoom

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Kodak PlaySport Video Reviews


How Big is the Kodak PlaySport?

The Kodak PlaySport is 111.9mm wide and 58.2mm tall. It is 17.7mm deep and weighs 125g.

Kodak PlaySport front dimensions

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Kodak PlaySport In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This Kodak camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Laptopmag.com and PC Mag, both of which thought that this camera was superb.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both decided that this camera was a sensible purchase. Expert Reviews and PC Advisor.co.uk both gave this digital camera a "Best Buy" award.

The writers at review websites M3.idg.se and IT Reviews.com both said that concluded that they would recommend this Kodak digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Silver" award from website Katzeausdemsack.de who concluded that this Kodak camera was great.

The experts at two more expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was very good. This Kodak digital camera received a "Solid Product" award from Itrends.dk and Tipa.com gave it a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 47 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com the average expert rating of this Kodak camera is 77%.

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Average User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 76 out of 100.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Nine customers who reviewed the Kodak PlaySport concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

21 people considered that it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Video Capture

20 people who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Excellent Design

Four customers who bought it wrote that it was well designed and two owners concluded that this digital camera was good looking.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Three people mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners thought this digital camera had a good screen.

Kodak Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 470 user and expert reviews (including 222 verified purchases) for Kodak digital cameras and found that on average Kodak has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Kodak has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 77% of those that bought a Kodak digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

15 people said that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine customers who reviewed the Kodak PlaySport wrote that it was able to produce good images.

  • Picture quality is very good until you use the digital zoom function…
  • Anyone who wants a quality picture would do best to avoid this…
  • The difference isn't great, as at that resolution, you will notice significant blur (though no more than your average £400 cam…
  • Device screen quality looks good, picture quality seems OK.
    ALAN L (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The picture quality isn't brilliant…
    Rob Elmour (Amazon) - September 2011
  • Picture is sharp and the software it comes with is so easy to use…
  • If it had a flash it would have been a 5! Fast switch on, so quickly can capture moments, good quality pictures and videos…
    Amanda (Amazon) - January 2012
  • Chosen for its small size, amazed by the picture quality, looking forward to trying it out in…
  • PERFECT CAMCORDER FOR US AS WE ENJOY CAMPING HOLIDAYS WITH THE KIDS, THIS CAM IS REALLY UP FOR THE JOB AMAZING PICTURE…
    James (Amazon) - December 2011
  • Excellent Value, Easy to Use, Low Light Quality not great…

Customers Report it is Robust

Six owners who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable, five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at resisting water ingress and four people reckoned that it was well made.


Value For Money

Keenly Priced

We think this camera represents good value compared to other digital cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 5 megapixels, the PlaySport has a very low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 125 grams, the Kodak PlaySport is quite light compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x. With an optical zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the PlaySport's optical zoom is one of the smallest amongst cameras.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the PlaySport has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9".

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Only Supports an Auto ISO Sensitivity

The PlaySport has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto are also supported by this Kodak digital camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 5.5, the PlaySport has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Shock Proof

The Kodak PlaySport is shock proof. Most of the other cameras also are shock proof.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Kodak PlaySport has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 154,000 pixels, the Kodak PlaySport has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The PlaySport has a very large closest focusing distance (0.7 meters) compared to most of the other cameras. The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras is 0.17m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PlaySport has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The PlaySport has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB. The PlaySport has one of the bigger internal memory (128 megabytes) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.5, the PlaySport has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Low Waterproof Up to

Across all the digital cameras the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 60m. At only 3 meters, the PlaySport has a very low waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Waterproof

The PlaySport is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PlaySport has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Product Identifiers

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