Kodak PlaySport Zx3

79
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Kodak PlaySport Zx3 waterproof HD camera review

We have plenty of gripes with the current crop of pocket cameras, most of them to do with image quality: grainy footage, poor (laughable) low-light performance, a lack of autofocus, digital zoom, gimmicky 1080p, and so forth. The new Kodak PlaySport Zx3 HD Waterproof Video Camera solves none of those problems. But you can put it underwater. So, all is forgiven. Follow after the break for our full review.

Pros
  • WaterproofGood price for 1080pWell built
Cons
  • Harder to access portsNo line-inSame old video quality
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grindboy
Bought this camcorder to replace an old miniDV camera with the intention of...read more
80
DylanFromCanada
I've put this unit through a lot of use in various conditions. Other than...read more
90
nitehawk
Talk about amazing specs! Shoot 1080i @30fps or 720p @60fps! Use any memory...read more
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7.6
Average Critic Score

Video recording quality

7.7
 

Audio recording quality

6.0
 

Portability

8.0
 

Battery life

5.0
 

Durability

8.3
 

Design and form factor

8.0
 

Recording capacity

7.2
 

Ease of use

7.0
 

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80
 

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65
 
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