Kodak PlaySport Zx3
By Brian Jones
Kodak updated its PlaySport waterproof pocket video camera with the Zx5, but the Zx3 model is still an acceptable choice. It’s incredibly rugged, able to withstand drops, dust, water, and snow. Waterproof up to 10 feet, it captures pretty clear images in pools and oceans without looking terribly murky or blue. If you’re using this camera to capture some extreme sports, you’ll be satisfied with its image stabilization technology, which keeps your videos from shaking like crazy. One advantage that this model has over its successor is the removable battery, so you can pop in a spare if the juice runs out. This camcorder is available for $113.
- Video camera waterproof up to 10 ft.
- Available in black, blue, and purple
- 2-inch color display
- Comes with wrist strap, AV and HDMI cables, rechargeable battery, user guide, and software for the PC
- 4.4” x 0.8” x 2.3”
- 1.3 oz.
Shoots video in HD 1080p and 5 MP photo stills
Image stabilization reduces blurriness and shakiness
LCD glare shield lets you see your subjects even in bright sunlight
Complimentary HDMI cable
Lets you use a spare battery
Small and easily portable
Digital zoom isn’t terribly pixelated
Control wheel is a bit small for big fingers
Photo quality is good but not perfect
|Brian Jones has had a passion for photography and anything related for the majority of his life. One photography class in high school was all it took to get hooked on everything to do with the subject. He became more focused on learning about camera… See more about Brian