Kodak EasyShare PlaySport Zx5 Digital Video Camera, Full HD 1080p Video, Waterproof Down to 10 Feet, SD/SDHC Slot, HDMI Port, Black

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About Kodak

If you're going to live with no limits, you need a digital video camera that can deliver the goods in full 1080p HD. The Kodak Playsport Video Camera (Black) / Zx5 is up for the challenge. Kodak built it to take on the most extreme lifestyles with an insanely tough design - we're talking shockproof, dustproof and waterproof to a depth of 10 ft. And built-in image stabilization smooths out even the roughest ride. Whether you're carving up the mountain or pulling stunts in the skate park, the Playsport Video Camera / Zx5 is up for anything. And with a touch of the Share button, shocking your social network couldn't be simpler.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (5),Lightweight (5),Well built / quality (4)
Best Uses:
Home movies (3),Shooting outdoors (3),Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (4)

Kodak Features

  • Take the plunge up to 10 ft under water for up to 2 hours
  • Don't get the blues - underwater white balance mode gives true-to-life colors in the pool or under the waves
  • Dustproof: The muddiest, dustiest, sandiest conditions are no match for the PLAYSPORT's rugged design
  • Shockproof: Bumps and bruises go with the territory - the PLAYSPORT can even take a fall from 5 ft
  • Let you simultaneously share to multiple social networks, e-mail and PULSE Display
  • Tag to the largest number of social networks: Kodak Gallery, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Orkut, Yandex and Kaixin001
  • Full 1080p high definition captures your adventures in amazing detail
  • Easily switch to still camera mode to catch 5 MP, 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
  • 1080p: great for stunning playback on your HDTV
  • 720p at 30 fps: Ideal for general recording in high definition
  • WVGA: Perfect for conserving space on your memory card or smaller files sizes for web use
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in digital image stabilization
  • Capture your friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology: The camera detects and locks onto faces, then ensures great exposure around them
  • Get great close-up shots with macro mode (automatic detection or user selectable)
  • See more details and accurate colors with incredible low-light performance
  • The bright 2.0 in. LCD automatically adjusts to the lighting conditions around you
  • See your screen even in ultra-bright sunlight: Simply turn on the LCD Glare Shield feature
  • Trim your video to just the right moment and save it as a new video
  • Make a picture from a video frame
  • High saturation: Bright, bold colors
  • 70s film: Muted colors, slightly greenish cast and a little graininess for a retro look
  • Add pictures and music to your videos to make cool mash-ups
  • Grab and edit still images from video frames to get that perfect shot
  • Soft rubberized feel for a secure grip
  • HDMI port gives you the option to debut your videos in full glory on your HDTV[11]

Kodak Specifications

Sensor type
1 / 3.2-type 5 MP CMOS
5.5 mm, 35 mm equivalent
48 mm at 1080p
36 mm at 720p
36 mm at WVGA
36 mm still capture
4x digital
Image stabilization
Display size
2.0 in. 112K TFT color LCD, 4:3, auto brightness control, LCD Glare Shield
128 MB Internal Memory, SD/SDHC card expansion slot (up to 32 GB)
Video length
Approx.10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC memory card slot up to 32 GB (Approx. 20 min. per 1 GB at 720p HD @ 30 fps)
Focus system
Continuous TTL multizone auto focus (auto macro)
Focus range
Auto: 10 cm-infinity
Macro: 7-17 cm
Auto underwater: 13 cm-infinity
Macro underwater: 10-22 cm
Face Detection
File formats
Video: MPEG-4, AAC-LC
still: JPEG/EXIF v 2.21
Capture modes
1080p (16:9)-1920 x 1080, 30 fps
720p (16:9)-1280 x 720, 60 fps
720p (16:9)-1280 x 720, 30 fps
WVGA (16:9)-848 x 480, 30 fps
still (16:9)-5.3 MP
Capture effects
Vivid color, normal color, sepia, B&W, high saturation, 1970's film look
Weather/Outdoor ratings
Waterproof-IEC 60529 IPX8, up to 10 ft
Dustproof-IEC 60529 IP6X
Review mode
Delete, playback, FF, rewind, pause, by frame, volume control tagging: Share, email, keyword, keyboard input
Share destinations
Facebook, Flickr, Kodak Gallery, YouTube, Twitter, Orkut, Yandex and Kaixin001 sites, e-mail and Kodak Pulse Digital Frame/Display
Trim, Extract pictures
I/O interface
USB 2.0 (high speed), AV out, HDMI
Tripod mount
1/4 in. standard
Internal Li-Ion battery (service replaceable), in-camera charging
Dedicated buttons
Power, capture, review, menu, 5-way switch, delete, Share
System Requirements: Windows
Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7 or later
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
System Requirements: Macintosh
Macintosh 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or higher
Safari 1.1 or higher
System Requirements: Hardware
Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz processor or higher
Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz processor or higher for HD video
1 GB RAM and 64 MB video RAM
300 MB hard drive disk space available
CD-ROM drive
Available USB port (1.1 or higher)
1024 x 768 display resolution
2.3" x 4.4" x 0.7" / 5.84 x 11.17 x 1.77 cm
125 g / 4.40 oz
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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Camera

Love this camera, The quality is first rate. I dropped it, in the mud, washed it off, and it stills works awesome. Very tough and well built.

Reviewed by 5 customers


Decent Camera..in good light that is


from Detroit, MI  -  Tech Savvy

Nice, easy to use camera. Low light shooting gets a bit grainy but outdoors in good light looks amazing.


good product - pleased w/ purchase


from rochester, ny  -  Parent

its ease and convenience have enabled me to take more videos in the last two weeks than in the last 5 years! Sadly enough, I'm serious!


great bang for the buck


from Alameda,Ca  -  Tech Savvy

surprising value for money. works well with reasonable light. compact, simple to use


Big bang for the buck


from Alameda Ca  -  Tech Savvy

Terrific value for the price


Great Camera


from pa  -  Tech Savvy

Love this camera, The quality is first rate. I dropped it, in the mud, washed it off, and it stills works awesome. Very tough and well built.

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