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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Kodak Micro HD Video Camera on 03/09/2010 10:14:28 MST Print View

Has anyone used one of these:

http://store.kodak.ca/store/ekconsus/en_CA/pd/PLAYSPORT_Video_Camera/productID.169976100

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Kodak Micro HD Video Camera on 03/09/2010 10:44:24 MST Print View

Ooops - see that it is not yet available.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Kodak Micro HD Video Camera on 03/09/2010 19:12:06 MST Print View

I had a customer come in asking " I am after a camera that has not come onto the market as yet, it is the " XXX" , do you have it ?.
Me "No, I am afraid , it hasn't come out as yet..."
(true story, and the guy was not joking...)

David , looking at the specs (5mp sensor with tiny fix focal length lens) I would expect it to be as good as the cheapest possible camera that can call itself HD. but it is "weatherised"
Keep in mind that HD (and full HD) is a format or a quantity not a quality. In other words is like saying "I have a 42" panel" , that only gives me the size not the image quality.
Franco

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Kodak Micro HD Video Camera on 03/10/2010 08:26:49 MST Print View

Not that I know anything about camera stuff, but last year I was looking at getting one of those little handheld HD video cameras (there are a bunch on the market). Long story short, I ended up just grabbing a new digital camera that had HD video capability (Panasonic DMC-ZS3). It was lighter then carrying both a still camera and a small video camera so it made sense (to me!) to go that route.

I know almost nothing about imaging and whatnot, so I don't know how to measure the quality of the footage, but it looks great on my computer. I remember last year Canon had a competing model that was weatherproof but lacked the ability to zoom while taking video - maybe an option for you.

Moral of the story: Steve knows nothing of cameras but simply wanted to point out that he was once looking for a similar product and ended up buying a digital camera with HD video.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Kodak Micro HD Video Camera on 03/10/2010 09:19:28 MST Print View

Thanks guys. I want video on the trail that is weatherproof but that won't break the bank. I've spent all of my money on backpacking gear....:)

Suggestions?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Kodak Micro HD Video Camera on 03/10/2010 13:54:27 MST Print View

A couple of models from Sanyo
WH1 and CA9
http://sanyo.com/xacti/english/products/vpc_wh1/index.html
http://sanyo.com/xacti/english/products/vpc_ca9/index.html
Franco