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Kodak PlaySport Zx5

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Britchick, Mar 27, 2011.

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    So anyone got an opinion on this? I know it's a preorder and I'm sorely tempted, when it says waterproof to 3m presuming it would be ideal for discovery cove? Daniel will be in charge of it for the holiday
     
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    That would certainly do the job at Discovery Cove, might have to get one myself.

    Have you looked at the current model (Zx3) though, there are a few differences but it is nearly half the price.
     
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    hmm interesting indeed
     
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    Funny you should say that I just ordered that model. Couldn't see what woukd be worth £60 more. When it arrives will post some video :yes:
     
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    Cool, the only differences are the new model is also dust proof, has macro function and easier social network sharing options.

    It looks like the best general filming option is 720p 60fps.

    Will be really interested to see what you think
     
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    well i think mine wasn't waterproof at all and i can't at the moment get anything off of it. Gutted :sorry:
     
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    Oh no :-( did you go to Discovery Cove?
     
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    yes, i think Dan might have sorted it, hold your breath please!
     
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    Not sure which model we used but I got very nice results from the camera in Puerto Rico and on our cruise. I would recommend it with one reservation....make sure you take time to be certain both compartment doors are REALLY closed.

    Three teachers went to PR each of my buddies had one to use (they were purchased for science classes to use). One of the three failed the waterproof test on the reef. I attribute it to operator error but you never know.

    I uploaded a video taken with the camera here:

    http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/no...-watchinherskips-30th-anniversary-cruise.html

    Dan
     
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    Thing is we didn't keep opening up the compartments and there is signs of water ingress, I have some videos but not others, thank goodness I have the discovery cove ones or I'd be gutted!
     
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    Does shoot in 1080 P and looks terrific but you had better get a large memory card for it when shooting in HD.

    It does a decent job as a 5 mega pixel still too. All and all for aroun $110 US not a bad little camera.

    It is a good size to take along, about the same size as a cell phone. Only gripe I have is like a cell phone, hard to see the screen in bright sunshine.
     

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