Kodak PlaySport Zx5 (Black) comparison

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Kodak PlaySport Zx5 (Black)

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 (Black)
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Kodak Playsport (Black)

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

Kodak Playfull HD Video Camera (Black)
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Samsung W200 Rugged Camcorder (Red)

Samsung W200 Rugged Camcorder (Red)
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Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera (Black)

Kodak Zx1 HD Pocket Video Camera (Black)
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Price $129 to $243 at 2 stores $139 at 1 store $84 at 1 store $111 at 1 store $129 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 4 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date January 03, 2011 January 07, 2010 January 03, 2011 May 20, 2011 January 13, 2009
The Bottom Line The rugged Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a very good minicamcorder, but falls just shy of improving on last year's model, despite being more durable. 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 Samsung HMX-W200 might be a little less impressive than its specs, but it's still a very good rugged minicamcorder for the money. While its video quality doesn't quite match up to that of the Flip Video MinoHD, the Kodak Zx1 does win points for its stylish, rugged design.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/2.8
F/2.8
Info unavailable F/2.2
F/2.8
Flash type None
Info unavailable None
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical sensor type CMOS
Info unavailable CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
3 x
2 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 4.4 oz
Info unavailable 3.4 oz
4.6 oz
3.2 oz
Image stabilizer Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Info unavailable
Manual focus Automatic
Focus free
Focus free
Automatic
Focus free
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