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Kodak PlaySport Digital Camera

$330.00
Compact Camera 5MP 1x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nine industry awards
No zoom ottico
Battery life
210 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This Kodak camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the cameras of this spec and age.

The editors of websites M3.idg.se and IT Reviews.com both endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Kodak camera received a "Best Buy" award from both review sites PC Advisor.co.uk and Expert Reviews, both of which said that this camera was a sensible purchase.

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

This waterproof camera received a "Silver" award from websites Katzeausdemsack.de who decided that this Kodak digital camera was great.

Itrends.dk gave this camera a "Solid Product" award and it received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fourty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com this waterproof camera has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 196 owner reviews this digital camera has an average owner rating of 76%.

Kodak Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 465 expert and user reviews (including 56 verified purchases), Kodak has good ratings for its digital cameras. Kodak also has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands. 67% of those that bought a Kodak digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Kodak PlaySport is one of the lighter digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera (only 125 grams) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] (205g), or the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (188g) which also has a higher rating.

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Compact, Lightweight and Durable

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The compact Kodak Playsport Zx5 Video Camera is a top pocket camcorder”. Digit.in rated it 6 stars and said “The PlaySport Zx3 brings a fresh look to the market of compact camcorders with its features like full HD capability, face detection” in their review of the Kodak PlaySport. Spike wrote in their review of this digital camera “I bought the Kodak Playsport because I wanted a compact and cheap camcorder for motorcycle track days” .

Three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Seven years ago Consumersearch.com wrote “Rock solid build, yet relatively lightweight”. Stacey Henderson said on Amazon four years ago “So lightweight small and easy to use”.

Two people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good structurally. Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Jennifer Werry said on Amazon “Easy to carry easy to down load”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Seven years ago The-Gadgeteer.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “My first video camera was one of those really hefty kind that you sat on your shoulder” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com mentioned “The niche for pocket camcorders is looking slim, especially in light of Cisco's recent decision to discontinue its Flip range”.

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Focusing

Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.7m. At 0.7 meters, the PlaySport has a very large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Kodak PlaySport is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The PlaySport has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2 inches) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The display diagonals of cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera range from 1.8" to 3.2".

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera range from 150,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 480,000 pixels. The display resolution (numeric) of the PlaySport of only 154,000 pixels is one of the lowest amongst cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 7.1x, and the average optical zoom is 4x. The PlaySport has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 16x, and the average digital zoom is 5.7x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the PlaySport has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price].

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1 to 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera that we have assessed the minimum aperture number of, the Kodak PlaySport's minimum aperture number of 5.5 is one of the largest.

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Power

Battery Life

Ten people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it did not have a good battery life. Gadgetspeak.com said “Battery isn't removable”. Gadgetspeak.com also wrote “Fixed battery” in their review. Gadgetspeak.com also mentioned “The builtin lithium ion battery can't be removed for easy replacement” in their review.


Crisp LCD Display

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Consumersearch.com said “Crisp LCD display”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “A bigger screen and improved zoom would add further kudos.” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. Joey D said “The image quality on the small screen is more than adequate”.

Great Still Photos

Thirty customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Seven years ago Consumersearch.com said in their review of this digital camera “Snaps 5megapixel still photos” although they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Uk.askmen.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Very good video and image quality” however they gave it a score of 1 stars. Uk.askmen.com also mentioned “Great still photos” in their review.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review of the Kodak PlaySport “Full HD shooting”. V3.co.uk said in their Kodak PlaySport review “Variety of HD video resolution and frame-rate options”. Askmen.com wrote “Do you prefer shooting video or snapping still images?Kodak made plenty of fans with its previous pocket camcorder release” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good in low light. Daniel Kelleher mentioned in his Kodak PlaySport review on Amazon “Excellent Value, Easy to Use, Low Light Quality not great”.

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Good Video Quality

Sixty owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Consumersearch.com wrote “Filmati video Full HD” but despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Gadgetspeak.com wrote five years ago “No slo es contra agua, sino que permite grabar video a una profundidad de 3 metros” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Consumersearch.com also mentioned “Highdefinition video and HDMI connection” in their review.

No Zoom Ottico

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good zoom. Seven years ago Consumersearch.com said “Digital zoom is worthless”. Consumersearch.com also wrote “We didnt really rate its low-light performance, which was a bit murky and the 4x zoom felt sticky when we wanted it to be smooth” in their review. Gadgetspeak.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “No zoom ottico”.

One person said in their reviews that it did not have a good image stabiliser. V3.co.uk mentioned “Absence de stabilisation”. One customer who purchased the product concluded that it did not have a good autofocus.

One customer said in their reviews that the product did not have a good lens. Consumersearch.com said “Lens itself is tiny”.

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No Flash

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good flash. Gadgetspeak.com wrote “The PlaySport doesn't have a built-in USB connector, there's no flash or video light”. Uk.askmen.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Cmera sem flash” .


Design

Very Easy to Use

Thirty-seven owners thought it was easy to use. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Its easy to use, quick to record” . V3.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Touchscreen makes for easy control” but they only scored it 1 stars. Gadgetspeak.com wrote “The waterproofshockproof Kodak PlaySport Z 5 produces very good video quality for its price and size, is easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased the Kodak PlaySport considered that it had a good interface. One customer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to handle. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au mentioned in their Kodak PlaySport review “The ZX3 is mostly made of hard plastic, has rubberised grips for easy handling” .

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Waterproof

The PlaySport is waterproof, as are most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price].

If you are looking for a camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price].

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Compact, Waterproof Design

Ten people who reviewed the Kodak PlaySport considered that it was well designed. Uk.askmen.com mentioned “Flot design, nem at bruge, vandtt”. Seven years ago V3.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Slick design with responsive touch screen”. Six years ago Macworld.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Kodak Playsport Zx3 is a waterproof (up to ten feet deep) pocket camcorder that makes excellent videos and photos, though it has one design flaw”.

Five people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Simon P. Jesse said on Amazon.co.uk “Worked exceptionally well underwater (snorkelling depth) and captured some beautiful photos and videos” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Judith mentioned “The quality of the pictures are actually pretty good and the camera is easy to use”. Filipe Miguel Esturrenho Barradas mentioned “All in all it is a pretty good camera with a lot of functionality” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was rough. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said seven years ago “Taking the plunge We got rough and ready with the Playsport camcorder down at our local pool, throwing it around” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Loony Loo said on Amazon “Mobile phone size so really neat” in their review of this digital camera. Joymailey mentioned in their Kodak PlaySport review “Just what I wanted, small, neat and light to put in my handbag”.

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Good Build Quality

Fourty owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Consumersearch.com said “Video quality is excellent” in their Kodak PlaySport review. Consumersearch.com also mentioned “Decent photo and hidef video quality” in their review. Consumersearch.com also said “Good build quality” in their review.

Underwater Mode

Thirty-three people who reviewed the Kodak PlaySport concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Consumersearch.com said seven years ago “Waterproof to 10 feet”. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Compact, waterproof design” in their review. Digital Versus wrote “Waterproof, shockresistant exterior”.

Twenty owners reckoned that it was strong and durable. Consumersearch.com said in their review of this digital camera “The design makes it feel rugged”. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned five years ago “Compact, lightweight and durable” but even so they scored the product 1 stars. Uk.askmen.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Portable and rugged” however despite that they only rated the product 19.28 out of 100.

Seventeen owners reckoned that the product was well made. Consumersearch.com said seven years ago “Rugged and solid” in their review of this digital camera. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Wellbuilt, robust construction despite small size” in their review. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Sturdy build Simple user interface” in their review.

Two customers agreed that it was sealed. Expert review site About.com wrote in their review of the Kodak PlaySport “It is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, can survive a drop of up to five feet and is sealed against dust”.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

At only 3 meters, the PlaySport has a fairly low waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera have waterproof (up to) of between 3m and 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 7.9MB and the biggest is 700MB. The PlaySport has one of the bigger internal memory (128 megabytes) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The PlaySport has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Other Features

Shock Proof

The PlaySport is shock proof, as are most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Kodak PlaySport has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The PlaySport has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Five customers thought it had good features. Expert website About.com mentioned “It is waterproof to a depth of ten feet and features a rugged design that makes it rather unique in the pocket video camera market”. Expert website Itreviews.com said six years ago “The company has upgraded last year's PlaySport Zx3 to the Zx5, adding some new and improved features”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PlaySport has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price].

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Piers Burford scored the product 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The sound is poor when underwater and a tinny noise accompanies any underwater video” in their review of the Kodak PlaySport.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Kodak PlaySport has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Kodak released the PlaySport.


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