Digital Pocket Video Camera -- Alive And Well

By: Ron King


The distribution of the digital pocket video camera has gone a long way, to make video recording simple. Camera buffs have gone crazy for this little gadget with a lot of potential. The initial generation of pocket video cameras, Flip cameras, were the perfect answer to most people's dreams.

Nevertheless, for the style conscious, they were somewhat of a let down, when compared to the sleek digital cameras, and hip iPods available: Tending to be on the broad side, and making them marginally too big, to comfortably slip in your pocket. Still, Pure Digital has gone all out to introduce us to the pleasures of the pocket video camera. Wowing consumers, by delivering a HD video pocket camera for well under $200.

Superior Quality

Recently Kodak released the Zi8, which is capable of superior quality, and dissimilar Flip pocket video cameras, it also doubles up as a 5 mega pixel, 16:9 widescreen HD, digital still camera. Both the Flip Pocket camcorders have 720p resolution, which is the most standard level for HD video cameras.

The latest Kodak Zi8 gives a 1080p resolution, which is the high end of HD video. It also has several video mode settings, including “standard mode”. Excellent for capturing friends, family and funnies, for uploading to YouTube, or Facebook. In standard mode, you can jam tonnes more into the memory, which is a handy option to have. With its SD/SDHC expandable memory (up to 32GB), the Kodak Zi8 can record up to 10 hours of HD video.

Staying Focused Is Easy

The Kodak Zi8 has a couple of 720p video modes, offering 30fps and 60fps settings. The 60 frs mode is great for capturing moving objects, in addition to the built in image stabilization. One thing is certain, with the Kodak Zi8, you can stay focused, even when you, or your subject, is on the move.

The Kodak Zi8 has many useful features, which help you to create better movies. The “Smart Face” tracking detects when a face is close up and makes adjustments automatically, to ensure the lighting is right. The Kodak also offers a x4 zoom, which is double that of the Flip Mino.

Share Your World

Although the Kodak Zi8 has a handy 2.5 inch LCD viewing screen, that is no way to watch your HD video! The Zi8 has a pop up USB connector, which makes uploading video and pictures to your PC problem free. A HDMI jack is also provided, making it just as simple to watch your video on the big screen.

Another great thing about the Zi8? In addition to the internal microphone, there is also an external microphone jack, which allows you to record in stereo. Be the director, share your world, edit and upload. It’s easy with a Kodak Zi8!

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Find out more about theDigital Pocket Video Cameras today. Also see Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Review for additional info. Copyright 2009 Ron King. You can reprint this article if the resource box is left intact and the links live.

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