Kodak Zi8 Mini HD Video Camera



Miniature HD video cameras are really the rage these days.  They offer exceptional image quality in a tiny package.  Kodak has come out swinging with the Zi8.  It offer 1080p video with image stabilization.

The Zi8 also records in stereo with an external mic jack.  And it offers up to 32GB internal SD card to be added.  The Zi8 also includes smart face tracking.  Watch out dumb people.  Export utilizing the HDMI jack.  All in all, pretty nice for $179.  Here be the specs:

Sensor type 1 / 2.5–type 5 MP CMOS
Lens 6.3 mm, f/2.8, fixed focus lens
35 mm equivalent: 61 mm (1080p), 46 mm (720p/60 fps, 720p, WVGA), 42 mm (still)
Zoom 4X digital
Display 2.5–type LCD
Storage 128 MB internal memory*, SD/SDHC card expansion slot
Focus modes normal, macro
Focus range normal: 100 cm–infinity
macro: 15 cm
White balance auto
File formats video: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC
still: JPEG
Capture mode 1080p (1920 × 1080, 30 fps)
720p/60 fps (1280 × 720, 60 fps)
720p (1280 × 720, 30 fps)
WVGA (848 × 480, 30 fps)
Still (5.3 MP, 16:9 widescreen, interpolated)
Microphone yes (monaural)
Speaker yes
I/O interface USB 2.0 (high speed), AV out, HDMI, DC in, external microphone jack (support stereo)
Tripod mount 1/4 in. standard
Power KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004, AC adapter
Dimensions 62.0 × 113.2 × 21.5 mm (2.4 × 4.5 × 0.9 in.)
Weight 110 g (3.9 oz) without batteries


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