KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera

KODAK Zi6 Video CameraKodak has entered the pocket video camera market with the Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. Clearly, the camera (camcorder) is designed to compete against the very popular Flip Video series. Doing it’s best to one-up the Flip Mino which has internal memory, the Kodak Zi6 records to SD or SDHC cards, up to 32GB in capacity. Also, the Zi6 is powered by removable rechargeable AA batteries while the Flip Mino has a non-removable internal battery.

The Zi6 captures video in 60fps 720p HD, the highest quality of any pocket video camera on the market so far. The 720p HD mode is obviously intended for playback on HDTVs. The Zi6 also offers a standard definition recording option (VGA), intended for upload to YouTube and elsewhere. Videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly from the Zi6 or from the video editing software. Unlike the Flip Video series, the Kodak software is installable rather than built-in.

KODAK Zi6 Features

  • Records in 720p at 60 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio (encoded in MPEG 4)
  • Upload videos to YouTube using the built-in USB and software
  • Slow motion playback
  • Can take 3MP still photos
  • Macro focusing to 5cm
  • 2.4″ LCD screen on the back
  • Expandable SD/SDHC card slot that can hold up to 32GB
  • HDTV videos in 720P HD quality with included cables
  • Edit videos, add pictures and music, and share with included video software (Arcsoft Media Impressions)
  • Includes Kodak pre-charged AA NiMH rechargeable batteries and battery charger

Kodak launched the Zi6 with a host of accessories including memory cards, a battery charger, tripods, and camera bags.

What’s in the Box

KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera
(2) AA pre-charged Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and charger
HD and AV cables
Wrist strap
Camera pouch
User Guide
ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software for Kodak (for PC only)

Price and Availability

The KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera will be available in late September 2008 for a price of US$179.99 (US MSRP). You can pre-order the Zi6 to insure fast delivery once it is released.

KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera
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SanDisk Ultra II 16GB/15MB SDHC Card
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