1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

Can those who know look at this small HD camcorder for me please

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
  2. Dawn
    Offline

    Dawn carpe diem-ing Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    14,369
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    In the red...
    Well I'm quite tempted myself by that. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Can't argue with 100 quid off. He got some money recently and wants to get this before our trip. I know it's not full HD but he's only ever going to watch it on a pc. And we are going to want something simple not a 500 quid mega job. This looks about the same size as a mobile. Which is astonishing considering it is better no doubt than the camera I took for our first trip to wdw that was about the same size as a family saloon. :lol:
     
  4. josh.p.
    Offline

    josh.p. Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wirral
    It looks great :yes: You can't argue with that price and I like the fact is has removable storage. The Flip Video ones have built in and I don't think you can expand it either :sigh:

    That looks fantastic for Thomas though- and £50!! :thud: How can they make stuff so small and low cost?! Our camera from 2005 seemed diddy at the time and now we look at it, it's about the size of a dinosaur!
     
  5. Dawn
    Offline

    Dawn carpe diem-ing Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    14,369
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    In the red...
    That's what puts me off the Flip ones too.
     
  6. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    ..... Well in the absence of any negative comments we may well go for it especially as you can choose colours and he rather likes red:lol:
     
  7. josh.p.
    Offline

    josh.p. Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wirral
    My Dad bought one and whilst the video is amazing I just don't know why he bought it. :shrug:
     
  8. ukwdwnut
    Offline

    ukwdwnut Director of Recruitment Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    11,355
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Billericay,Essex, UK
    i cant find any bad reviews of it just these

    The good: Relatively rugged, attractive design; captures video at 720p HD resolution; decent video; memory-card expansion slot; runs off AA batteries; bundled HDMI cable; zippier performance.

    The bad: No memory card; batteries don't recharge via USB connector; software isn't Mac compatible; poor connectivity.

    The bottom line: 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.

    but what id say id for a 1st camcorder it will do a grand job for thomas, what more can you want for 50 quid :D

    see all on here

    http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camcorders/kodak-zx1-hd-pocket/4505-6500_7-33570980.html
     
  9. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    19,920
    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I've had my eye on these little cams for months. The first ones out were the flips followed by this kodak zx1. The reviews were always saying that the flips were ever so slightly better image wise but the zx1 was preferable because of the plug in cards. Obviously they then brought out the 1080p version of the kodak as well and since it was near enough the same price, it was the one I always thought would be the one to get.

    I was all set to tell you this before you mentioned £100 off! Even as late as last month I looked and that zx1 was over £100! I dont mind 720p and I think the price is spot on so I've ordered one too!

    Nice find Skywatcher! :yes:
     
  10. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Not mac compatible :unsure: - presumably thats just their soft ware and if you stuck it into the usb on a mac it would suck the movie into iphoto or imovie?
     
  11. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    19,920
    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    yep that's my understanding :yes: pretty sure you'll drag it into imovie
     
  12. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    My Flip does exactly that. Although Flip has Mac compatible software, I don't typically use it. I just import directly into iPhoto, then do a "Show in Finder" on the video, and use that in iMovie. Works a treat! :thumbsup:

    If you remember the video I posted of "Sherman and the Cheerios", it was shot with my Flip.

    The fact that the Kodak Zx1 has removable storage and runs off standard batteries are all huge plusses based on my experience with the Flip. Wish I'd gotten that one instead. :yes:

    Tom :)macwave:...always with the newer technology!)
     
  13. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I'd better get one then before they all go :lol:
     
  14. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    quite glad about the AA's to be honest - the plugs will all be occupied with my camera batteries and ipads being recharged
     
  15. josh.p.
    Offline

    josh.p. Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wirral
    The flip just pops up on the desktop as a USB memory stick would and you can drag/drop to iMovie :yes: Pretty sure this works in the same way.
     
  16. ukwdwnut
    Offline

    ukwdwnut Director of Recruitment Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    11,355
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Billericay,Essex, UK
    yep thats what it says just the software. i dont use the sony software that came with mine. thing i would look for is a driver for the mac, or dont they matter so much as on windows?
     
  17. Dawn
    Offline

    Dawn carpe diem-ing Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    14,369
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    In the red...
    Why is the yellow one twice as much as the other colours? :unsure:
     
  18. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    19,920
    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    hehe good one ;-)

    It's a mac, plug it in and voila.
     
  19. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    Not necessary Mick. On the Mac, if I can plug it into the USB slot, the Mac will read it! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... universal acceptance!)
     
  20. tb2830
    Offline

    tb2830 Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,978
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    warks,uk

Share This Page