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Kodak Zi8 Blue 1.6 MP 1/4.5" CMOS 2.5" LCD 4x Digital HD Pocket Video Camera

  • 1/4.5" CMOS
  • 1.6 MP
  • 4x Digital

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After capturing the HD quality 1080p video, you can debut your work for your audience with the vivid 2.5-inch color LCD. This camera is easily accessible with no cables to worry about – just withdraw the USB arm to upload, share and charge. If you're an avid iTunes user, this blue camera is compatible with iTunes to sync with Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod devices.

  • newegg Pocket Size Weighing at only 110g and with a slim dimension of 2.4"x4.5"x0.9" the Kodak Zi8 digital pocket video camera fits easily into you pocket and goes just about anywhere your life takes you.
  • newegg HDTV-Compatible Video The Kodak Zi8 is capable of capturing HD 1080p videos at 16:9 aspect ratio for full-screen high-definition display on your HDTV.
  • newegg Expandable Storage The Kodak Zi8 features an expandable SD/SDHC card slot that can hold up to 32GB, offering enough room for hours of HD video.
  • newegg USB Connectivity With the built-in USB connector, connect the Kodak Zi8 directly to your PC and start publishing your videos to YouTube with incredible simplicity.
  • newegg Easy-to-use Video Software Edit and trim your videos, add pictures and music to your videos, and share your creation anywhere with the included video software!

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Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery KLIC-7004


Image Sensor
1/4.5" CMOS
Effective Pixels
1.6 MP
White Balance


f=6.3 mm
Focus System
normal: 100 cm–infinity
macro: 15 cm
4x Digital


Recording Media
128 MB internal memory
Image Format
Memory Card Support
SD / SDHC Card
Recording Format
H.264 (MOV), AAC LC
Recording Mode
1080p (1920 × 1080 @ 30 fps)
720p/60 fps (1280 × 720 @ 60 fps)
720p (1280 × 720 @ 30 fps)
WVGA (848 × 480 @ 30 fps)





Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
2.4" × 4.5" × 0.9"
110 g (3.9 oz.) without batteries
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Roman K.
  • 11/23/2009 5:54:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I've had the ZX1 before I lost it, so this is how the ZI8 compares:

- 720p 60fps is great on both in bright conditions, but I think the ZI8 performs better in low light. Also the ZI8 has a wider angle when shooting 720p, so it's more suitable for filming inside a car. The 1080p is more zoomed.
- I like how it shows how much recording time you have left with in each mode, the ZX1 didn't do this.
- Image stabilization actually helps a bit. On the ZX1, you could not walk and shoot a smooth clip, with the ZI8 you can. (If you walk slowly)
- Face detection is cool, and it picks up faces easily.
- Audio input.
- Bigger screen (but I'd prefer a smaller screen and more battery life)
- USB charging (this is a big deal for me)
- macro mode for close up
- it's wider but thinner than ZX1, it feels more natural in my hand.
- photos are actually of usable quality, assuming you have enough light.

Cons: - face detection didn't work on my dog

Other Thoughts: - 1080p works but it's only 30fps, so if there is a lot of motion in your video, the 720p 60fps is better. 1080p videos look very good if you can put the ZI8 on a tripod and point it at a fixed frame, otherwise stick with 720p 60fps.

- unless you need the slight "weatherproofing" of the ZX1, this is by far a better pocket camcorder.

- both record in h264, so they are fully compatible with an out of the box mac and youtube.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/5/2009 4:57:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsPart fell off after 1 week

Pros: - Best shooting in 720p, 60fps no other small pocket cam has this
- SDHC slot allows expansion, rather than fixed storage size
- external mic jack

Cons: - needs a lenses cover/case, does not come with one
- image stabilization hardly works
- short battery life, buy more batteries

Other Thoughts: - after 1 week of use the ring around the lens and the small piece of plastic covering the lens fell off, now trying to find out how to get a replacement quality in question....

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  • William G.
  • 10/27/2009 12:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsCan use as webcam? No

Pros: small, lightweight. does 1080p. video quality is good, really good for the size/price of the unit.

Cons: can't be used as a usb webcam. when you plug it into a computer, the video capabilities stop and the thing turns itself into an expensive SD card reader. Why bother even putting a USB on the thing when they could have just included an SD card reader in the box instead.

Other Thoughts: those pop out USB connectors are useless. I had to buy a USB extension cable.

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