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Expert reviews of Kodak Playsport ZX3
Review score distribution (out of 52 reviews)
  • 90-100:
    2
  • 75-89:
    25
  • 65-74:
    6
  • 0-64:
    4
  • Unrated:
    15
77
out of 100
  • This is a good-value camera and one that delivers decent levels of detail, Quick to record, Too, 2,
    Accurate colours and sharp focusing. It’s easy to use, And is YouTube-friendly, Offering a simple and straightforward way of uploading and sharing your clips. The design makes it feel rugged, And yes, It copes admirably with a dunking in water., Decent photo and hidef video quality, Small and light, Waterproof, Comes with loads of accessories, Great value for money, Great value, Wellbuilt, Robust construction despite small size, Highdefinition video and HDMI connection, Well-built, High-definition video and HDMI connection, Pluses, 36 mm focal length in 720p, HDMI cable supplied, Waterproof to 3 metres, Very easy to use, Inexpensive price, Simple one touch recording, Large responsive buttons and controls, Rock solid build, Yet relatively lightweight
  • There’s not too much to criticise the Playsport for, Confusing icons in the settings menu,
    As it’s generally a fresh and fun camcorder/camera. We didn’t really rate it’s low-light performance, Which was a bit murky and the 4x zoom felt ‘sticky’ when we wanted it to be smooth., No standard 4, 3 setting for photos, Footage can look very wobbly, Doesn', T float, Poor indoor performance, Only mono sound, Lots of wind noise on microphone, Digital zoom makes for worse footage, Minuses, 48 mm focal length in 1080p, No optical zoom, No microphone entry, Fingers can stray into shot, Mono sound, Some menu icons impenetrable, Lens itself is tiny
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Testseek.co.uk has collected 52 expert reviews for Kodak Playsport ZX3 and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.co.uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source
Excerpt
Award
Score
2014-04-10
Excerpt:  The Kodak PlaySport is a pocket camcorder that is clearly targeted at the adventurous man. The PlaySport features electronic image stabilisation and is waterproof for up to 10 feet, allowing you to capture stunning 1080p full HD video nearly anywhere on l...
Score
88%


2011-03-17
Excerpt:  While many pocket camcorders have been designed for general purpose use, the Kodak Playsport is aimed more at the more adventurous members of society. To this end the Playsport combines electronic image stabilising technology, to assist when capturing ...
Score
64%


2011-01-19
Bottomline:  The Kodak Playsport doesn't break any particular new ground. However, at just shy of £90 it provides quite a lot for your money, offering both 1080p and underwater shooting. Panasonic's HM-TA1 is currently the best deal of all, Sony's Bloggie Touch has so...
Score
80%


2010-12-03
Excerpt:  Around 18 months ago I told you about the Kodak ZX1 their first foray in the very popular pocket (mobile phone size) camcorder arena. Here is - I think - their next offering the ZX3 which gives you the ability to capture movies underwater to 3metres de...
Score
72%


2010-08-27
Good:  This is a good-value camera and one that delivers decent levels of detail, accurate colours and sharp focusing. It’s easy to use, quick to record, and is YouTube-friendly, too, offering a simple and straightforward way of uploading and sharing your clips. The design makes it feel rugged, and yes, it copes admirably with a dunking in water.
Bad:  There’s not too much to criticise the Playsport for, as it’s generally a fresh and fun camcorder/camera. We didn’t really rate it’s low-light performance, which was a bit murky and the 4x zoom felt ‘sticky’ when we wanted it to be smooth.
Bottomline:  The Playsport ticks a lot of positive boxes: we liked the design and loved the quality on most of what we recorded. A bigger screen and improved zoom would add further kudos, but we definitely rated this pocket-sized shooter’s all-round game. Kodak Pla...
Score
80%


2010-08-20
Good:  Decent photo and hidef video quality, Small and light, Waterproof, Comes with loads of accessories, Great value for money
Bad:  Confusing icons in the settings menu, No standard 4:3 setting for photos, Footage can look very wobbly, Doesn't float
Bottomline:  Small, simple and submersible to 3m, Kodak's PlaySport keeps the price down without dropping the image quality too far. It has its share of flaws but it's great fun to use....
Score
80%


2010-06-22
Good:  Great value; wellbuilt, robust construction despite small size; highdefinition video and HDMI connection,
Bad:  Poor indoor performance; only mono sound; lots of wind noise on microphone; digital zoom makes for worse footage
Bottomline:  A well-built, good-value camcorder, though has a couple of flaws...
Score
80%


2010-06-22
Good:  Great value; well-built, robust construction despite small size; high-definition video and HDMI connection
Bad:  Poor indoor performance; only mono sound; lots of wind noise on microphone; digital zoom makes for worse footage
Bottomline:  A well-built, good-value camcorder, though has a couple of flaws Good points Great value; well-built, robust construction despite small size; high-definition video and HDMI connection Bad points Poor indoor performance; only mono sound; lots of wind n...
Score
80%


2010-06-07
Good:  Pluses, 36 mm focal length in 720p, HDMI cable supplied, Waterproof to 3 metres, Very easy to use, 2
Bad:  Minuses, 48 mm focal length in 1080p, No optical zoom, No microphone entry
Score
80%


2010-05-28
Bottomline:  A great mini camcorder with waterproofing, and all for less money than many of its liquid-adverse competitors. ...
Score
100%


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