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Kodak's Playsport Zx5 is a decent alternative to the rugged HD video camera scene, and generally for the growing pocket HD video camera market. Besides the possibility of an accidental side door release, it can be dropped and taken underwater without worry. quote


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8.1
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    8.0
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    8.0
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    6.9
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    8.4
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    8.0
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    8.0
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8.0
3 reviews
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    6.0
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    6.0
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    6.0
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    9.3
  • Portability
    9.3
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    9.3
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    8.0
8.0
CNET Jun 1, 2011

The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a near-excellent minicamcorder. The shortcomings are relatively minor given its price, size, and results. It's just a nice, simple, pocket video camera that you can feel comfortable handing off to just about anyone.

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8.0
DigitalCameraReview Jul 19, 2011

...for its price it can't be beat as an adventure camcorder, and is more than acceptable as a pocket cam for less demanding users. Its video and image quality is on par with the rest of its class, and its superior build puts it above its competitors.

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8.0
TrustedReviews May 6, 2011

The Kodak Playsport Zx3 was already great value for a waterproof pocket Internet camcorder...The Zx5 can’t quite compete with its predecessor’s sub-£100 price, but we’d still recommend it if you want a camcorder you can take with you anywhere, come rain, shine or a rough ride.

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8.0
Steve's Digicams Jul 12, 2011

Kodak's Playsport Zx5 is a decent alternative to the rugged HD video camera scene, and generally for the growing pocket HD video camera market. Besides the possibility of an accidental side door release, it can be dropped and taken underwater without worry.

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9.0
About Jun 2, 2011

The Playsport Zx5 is a very versatile pocket camcorder – it not only takes sharp video but is designed to go underwater and take the odd fall off a table. Despite its sturdy build, the Playsport is sharply styled and not at all cumbersome to carry with you.

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8.0
superstan1 superstan1

(Recording Capacity is N/A because you can buy an SD card.) It is a rugged camera done well. The quality of the video is very good and a foot strap that comes with it is very useful on a ski slope. Having very few buttons means that everything is very easy to do. It has a nice grip. Overall it is...

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