This device is a Flip killer (until Flip comes out with their next-gen device) Love: 1) Video Quality is excellent given adequate light (as with most cams) 2) External mic option - always better than the onboard mic 3) Size is exceptional - pocketable 4) Battery life is fantastic 5) Controls are extremely simple and intuitive 6) Tripod-friendly 7) External power option - great for long shoots D … more
The Kodak Zi8 sounds good on paper, but in real life it has two major drawbacks in my opinion. First, the lens is 46mm (35 mm equivalent). This is way too constricting in ordinary social situations, say over the table in a restaurant booth. With an adult and two little kids sitting across from me, I could only shoot two of the three people. A 28mm lens would have captured all three - and I have 28mm on my point 'n shoot which shoots good video, though non-HD. (Newer models of the point 'n shoot … more
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