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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Canon Vixia HV30

Canon Vixia HV30
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Price $235 at 1 store $379 at 1 store $669 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 21 reviews
Release date January 07, 2010 March 15, 2011 January 04, 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. 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. The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer. 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/1.8-2.8
F/1.9-4.0
F/1.8-3.0
Flash type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in flash
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Mini DV (HDV)
Optical zoom Info unavailable 10 x
26 x
10 x
Optical sensor type Info unavailable HD CMOS Pro
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom Info unavailable 200 x
320 x
200 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight Info unavailable 19.2 oz
6.3 oz
1.2 lbs
Image stabilizer Electronic
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (SuperRange)
Manual focus Focus free
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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