If you missed yesterday’s post about riding my bike, I posted a video using my new digital video camera. I wanted to see how well the quality was when uploading to YouTube. Anyways, as promised I am doing a review of the camera today.
The camera is a Kodak Zi6, which I picked up at Wal-mart for $170. I wanted something that could shoot good quality videos yet still be small enough to take with me where ever I go. Which is why I decided on the Kodak camera instead of a more expensive video camera.
The Size And Weight
Like I mentioned above, the Kodak Zi6 is small enough to fit in my pocket. I can even hold it in my hand and record while I am riding my bike. Here is a picture of the camera next to my Apple iPhone:
As you can see, it’s basically the same size as my iPhone. It’s a little thicker but that is not a problem.
As far as the weight goes, it weighs roughly the same amount as my phone. The outside is plastic which really cuts back on the weight.
The main selling point of this camera is that it shoots in high definition. At the highest setting, it records 720P at 60 frames per second. There is also a 720P at 30 frames per second along with a low quality setting. So far, I have only tested it out using the 720P settings as I have no reason to use the low quality setting.
I am really impressed with the quality of video that it records. Especially when uploading the videos to YouTube. Here is another test video I shot yesterday:
Besides the camera itself, I also got a few extras along with. It came with a mini tripod, a carrying case, two sets of Kodak rechargeable batteries and a battery charger. I have heard from others that the extra batteries and tripod are only included in some packages, mostly from Wal-mart.
The camera comes with some built in memory (128 MB), but it is not nearly enough to record a lot of movies. So I definitely recommend buying an SD chip, preferably 4 GB or more.
Love It So far
Overall, I love the camera so far and would recommend it if you are looking for a video camera. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a normal video camera but that’s fine with me. It fits in my pocket, shoots great video, and costs less than 200 bucks. Not bad at all…
You can read more details about it on Amazon: Kodak Zi6 HD Video Camera