Kodak Playsport (Black) comparison

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Kodak Playsport (Black)

Kodak Playsport (Black)
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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Drift Ghost-S Action Camera

Drift Ghost-S Action Camera
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Canon Vixia HV30

Canon Vixia HV30
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Price $245 at 1 store $399 at 1 store $390 at 1 store $899 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 21 reviews
Release date January 07, 2010 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 November 19, 2013 March 01, 2008
The Bottom Line The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video. 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. While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers. Long battery life, solid video quality, and a great all-in-one design make the Drift Ghost-S tough to beat. An extremely minor upgrade from the HV20, the Canon Vixia HV30 remains a quality HDV camcorder with a couple of performance issues.

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Lens aperture F/2.8
F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-2.8
Info unavailable F/1.8-3.0
Flash type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in flash
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Info unavailable Mini DV (HDV)
Optical zoom Info unavailable 30 x
10 x
Info unavailable 10 x
Optical sensor type Info unavailable Exmor R CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
Info unavailable CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital Camera
Camcorder
Digital zoom Info unavailable 350 x
200 x
10 x
200 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight Info unavailable 8.8 oz
19.2 oz
Info unavailable 1.2 lbs
Image stabilizer Electronic
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Info unavailable Optical (SuperRange)
Manual focus Focus free
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Info unavailable Manual
Automatic
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