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July 29, 2009

Kodak continues the pocket-cam arms race, announced 1080p cam

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Kodak has announced the Zi8, the next in their line of flip competitors. Features are pretty similar to the Zi6, but now you get 1080p video, instead of 720p.

The bigger feature, in my book, is the external mic jack. Suddenly the camera is a whole lot more flexible. It'll be very interesting to see if the quality can match the features, as I was immensely let down by the original Kodak cam, the Zi6.

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One also wonders what the point of 1080p is, with tiny, crummy sensors, but I suppose a bit more oversampling can't hurt, if your goal is nice-looking web video.

Posted by at July 29, 2009 4:35 PM | News

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