Just Bought My New Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera!

Posted by Kimball Roundy | Uncategorized

So Excited to get my new Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera! If you are looking for a GREAT “Pocket” camcorder that records in FULL 1080P HD, then you’ll want to get this! (One of my partners uses his Flip Mino HD all the time, and the features and capability of the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera put it to SHAME! Here are some of the product Specs:

Product Features

* Record High Definition video (1080p at 30 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio) (One of the biggest reasons I bought this one over the Flip Mino HD, which only records up to 720p)
* Easily upload recorded footage to YouTube with built-in USB and software (Just like the Flip Mino Does)
* Expandable SD/SDHC card slot up to 32 GB; Rechargeable batteries and charger included (The MAIN Reason I bought this one over the Flip Mino HD. The flip only has the internal memory and once you have recorded the max of 4 hours, which is the capacity of the most expensive one, you have to stop for about a half hour while you transfer the video to your computer)
* Vibrant 2.5-inch viewfinder; Watch footage on HDTV with included cables
* Edit and share videos with included software
* External Microphone Option (Another one of the biggest reasons I bought this one over the Flip Mino HD)
* Replacable battery (One of the biggest reasons I bought this one over the Flip Mino HD, which only has na internal, and again must be recharged after just a couple hours of shooting… ANNOYING)
* Generally costs about $100 less if you are comparing it to the top of the line Flip!

Technical Details

* Brand Name: Kodak
* Model: 8796062
* Media Type: Flash card
* Lens Type: Lens
* Maximum Aperture Range: F/2.8
* Shooting Modes: Digital photo mode
* Video Input: Camcorder
* Display Size: 2.5 inches
* Optical Sensor Resolution: 5.00 MP
* Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
* Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5″
* Viewfinder Type: None
* Audio Input: Microphone
* Microphone Operation Mode: Mono
* Height: 4.4 inches
* Weight: 0.24 pounds
* Width: 0.9 inches

So there you have it. Why I got the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera instead of the Flip Mino HD

Get it and get shooting some GREAT videos for you Business and personal stuff (like all the videos that I post of my beautiful daughter http://kimballroundy.com/marinda/cutest-video-ever :)\

Here you go (I also bought a 16 GB SD Card, so I could record close to 5 HOURS of video before having to stop! As well as a rechargable replacement battery to add a couple extra hours of time… All in all making this a MUCH better choice than the Flip Mino HD ;)


  1. Comment by jules — August 8, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    The Zi8 is a great camera, 2 downsides

    1. it only has an lcd screen not tft like the Mini so its\’ not as good

    2. Main one is close focus on zi8 is 1 metre (the macro is very close at 25cm)

    The sweet spot for filming people is between half and 1 metre which is why if you film you kid fairly close they
    will be put of focus and the background will be in focus. The new flip mino hd focuses from 0.8m so its\’ a big help.

  2. Comment by Jim Kennedy — August 9, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

    Hi, you heard anything about the waterproof, solar powered cell phone that is supposed to be available from Samsung and soon LG as well. Posted on Google over 3 months ago. Jim Corpus Christi

  3. Comment by Charles — August 9, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    Everyone I know loves this camera, I need to get one.

  4. Comment by Bradley Marsoobian — August 9, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

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  5. Comment by Jason Dandridge — August 9, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

    Hey Kimball, I have this camera too! It’s so awesome and the clarity is mind blowing!!! For the price everyone should have one. I like that it records in 1080P HD but for the web 720P 60 FPS is still Crazy Clear!!!

    Jason Dandridge
    The Skype Dude!

  6. Comment by dollslikeus — August 17, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    i Record my weekly dance steps with my camera I bet you are recording your baby growing up !

  7. Comment by Kimball Roundy — August 21, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    yeah, it’s a great Camera Jason! Lovin everything about it so far!

  8. Comment by Kimball Roundy — August 21, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

    Hmmm… I haven’t heard about that yet Jim… Sounds great though!

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