Excerpt: We at Pocket-lint have a theory that, at electronic trade shows, you could decipher just how badly a company wants to impress the attendees by the thickness of its booth's carpet. At CES 2012, Kodak's booth was covered in a pile so substantial that we almost felt like taking a well earned kip on it. Actually, who are we kidding - we did have a lovely power nap and awoke to take a concentrated look at the Kodak Playfull Dual camera.
Conclusion: Very few pocket camcorders have got it bang on which, in some ways, makes the Kodak Playfull’s shortcomings forgivable. The size and simplicity are right even if the £129.99 price tag is around £29.99 too dear. The key plus point, fortunately, is the footage itself. The only chink its armour is the reliably bad close focus but keep reasonable distance and the results are solid with the 60fps shooting a superb weapon to have at your command.
Excerpt: Kodak has updated its Playsport video camcorder, now the Zx5 model, and introduced the new compact Playfull model at CES 2011 in Las Vegas and we were on hand to snap the new pocket camcorders. The Playsport is now shockproof as well as waterproof and dustproof, it offers a 2-inch screen on the rear and gives you Full HD video capture (1920 x 1080 at 30fps).
Summary: Kodak PLAYFULL is a compact Full HD digital video camera whose most interesting is undoubtedly the price and portability, as well as small anti-reflective display that allows you to run directly editing the video recordings. The four effects are very good shooting allowed and allow a good customization, at least for a device of this type that makes portability and lightness of the winning features. All this in combination, as already said, with an unbeatable price.
Pros: HDMI cable included; Dimensions; Realization Full HD video
Summary: The whole point of a pocket camcorder is to be affordable, easy to use, and compact, and the Kodak PlayFull hits it out of the park in this sense. It retails at $150 (about the same as the competition), it's incredibly simple to operate, and, even for what it is, it's especially compact.
Excerpt: Kodak Playfull: Alle Fakten zum neuen Pocket Camcorder Auf den Namen “Playfull” hat Kodak seinen neuen Pocket Camcorder getauft – vermutlich, weil der Mini Videos mit vier Effekten versehen kann (Schwarzweiß, Sepia, Hohe Sättigung, ’70er Jahre Look). Das Gerät nimmt Videos in Full HD (1920 x 1080 Pixel) und 30 Bildern pro Sekunde auf. Fotos lassen sich mit dem Kodak Playfull ebenfalls aufzeichnen, hierfür stehen 5 Megapixel zur Verfügung.
Summary: Der Kodak Ze1 Playfull überzeugt im Test mit seiner handlichen Bauform und seiner einfachen Bedienung. Die Bildqualität der Full-HD-Videos fällt nur durchschnittlich aus, für spontane und kurze Filme reicht sie aber aus. Kodak verkauft den Ze1 Playfull über den firmeneigenen Webshop für 155 Euro, inklusive Versandkosten. Andere Internethändler verschicken den Pocket-Camcorder dagegen bereits für rund 130 Euro.