Kodak Zi8 1080p HD Cam Test


I just picked up a sweet, sweet HD video camera - I think this is the first "mini" camera I've ever used that produces such amazing output. I've tried the lame Sanyo Xactis and Flip Ultras of yesteryear, and came away unimpressed. The color rendition, resolution and motion are way better on a big screen. This is a lame and pointless video test, because

  • It's edited and re-compressed to display in a tiny flash box on my website (although you can download a higer-res version at the bottom of the post);
  • I recorded in "only" 720p (it can do 1080p);
  • I recorded at "only" 30 frames per second (it can do 60);
  • I somehow managed to turn off the shake reduction before shooting and I don't have the steadiest hand;
  • I couldn't find anything interesting to shoot.

[video] However, I hereby commit to posting videos from now on.


Sunday, October 11th, 2009
Christine's picture

Wow. Amazing. You were using the hands-free option, yes? :)
I have a sudden craving for pad thai...

Monday, October 12th, 2009
stevenmansour's picture

Thanks, Christine. Hopefully I can figure out a way to arrange things here in order to post higher-def stuff.

I always have a craving for pad thai. ;)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
oso's picture

When Christine said 'amazing' she meant amazingly shaky. Better test out your video player in Safari sucka.

Soundtrack brings me good memories of reggae in Medellin. Besos.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
stevenmansour's picture

What's a Safari?

Next videos will get progressively less shaky, as I get more comfortable with the camera. And enable the shake reduction.

Un abrazo.

Dr Dan
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Dr Dan 's picture

I think he is talking about safari the web browser. Sometimes video players work differently in different web browser and its good to test it out.

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