Need a pocket HD camcorder that can survive the trials and tribulations provided by summer festivals? Want to shoot video of some of our aquatic friends whilst snorkling? Well look no further because Kodak’s latest entry into the pocket HD camcorder market might be just the ticket. The Zx3 PLAYSPORT is a rugged, waterproof and high quality entry into a device category that is under real threat from the ever-improving camera phone. Whilst most phones boast a camera of some sort these days, there’s a new breed of high quality, high frame rate, camera wielding phones like the iPhone 4 and HTC Evo 4G that might just pull the rug out from under the pocket camcorder market.
In an effort to differentiate themselves, Kodak have launched into the market with a series of rugged pocket HD movie-makers, with the first being the Zx1. Whilst it was dust and splash proof, and could survive a knock or two, it wasn’t fully waterproof. Now it’s successor, the Zx3 PLAYSPORT comes packing an improved camera, longer battery life and most importantly a fully sealed body capable of holding water tight down to 3m. Perhaps then, the Zx3 packing image stabilisation, face tracking and full HD recording is the perfect companion to your summer festival or holiday getaway.
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