Review of the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Black)


Videos are becoming the preferred method for recording special events in our lives, so it’s not surprising that compact, pocket-size video cameras are now very popular. The dominance of Flip Video in this field is now being challenged by Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera. This pocket camcorder, available in black, aqua and raspberry, can record in high definition with impressive video quality.

Improving upon the design of the Zi6, the Kodak Zi8 has a sleek and more modern look. It measures 2.4 inches x 4.5 inches by 0.9 inches. It may not be the smallest pocket video camera but it is compact enough and lightweight at 4.8 ounces.

The unit’s shiny, plastic finish is a fingerprint magnet. It is also susceptible to scratches, so you will want to keep it in a protective case.

High Definition Video Recording

Like most pocket camcorders, the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera produces the best results if the unit is held as steady as possible while shooting. A tripod is the best accessory for this. The Zi8 is one of the first pocket video cameras to come out with electronic image stabilization to help reduce the effect of small hand jitters while shooting. Image stabilization, however, drains the battery faster, so turn off this feature if using a tripod.

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