JVC Picsio GC-FM1 (Blue) comparison

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Kodak Playsport (Black)

Kodak Playsport (Black)
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Kodak Playfull HD Video Camera (Silver)

Kodak Playfull HD Video Camera (Silver)
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Kodak Playfull HD Video Camera (Black)

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Price $63 at 1 store $224 at 1 store $189 at 1 store $63 at 1 store $349 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews
Release date October 14, 2009 January 07, 2010 January 03, 2011 January 03, 2011 March 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The JVC GC-FM1's impractical design and poor software hobble an otherwise competent mini camcorder competitor. The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video. The Kodak Playfull minicamcorder is a pocketful of video fun, but it might be just too "mini" for some. The Kodak Playfull minicamcorder is a pocketful of video fun, but it might be just too "mini" for some. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/2.8
F/2.8
Info unavailable Info unavailable F/1.8-3.4
Flash type Built-in
Info unavailable None
None
Info unavailable
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 30 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
Info unavailable CMOS
CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
4 x
350 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Image stabilizer Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Weight 3.4 oz
Info unavailable 3.4 oz
3.4 oz
8.8 oz
Manual focus Info unavailable Focus free
Focus free
Focus free
Manual
Automatic
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