Kodak Unveils 1080p, Image-Stabilized HD Pocket Camcorder

Kodak announced a new Zi8 Pocket Video Camera that can capture video in 1080p HD. The Zi8's predecessors, the Kodak Zi6 and the weather-resistant Kodak Zx1, maxed out at 720p. In addition to recording 1080p video, the Zi8 can capture 5 megapixel still images with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

This slim pocket video camera is designed to help users capture life’s important memories at the touch of a button—the camera doesn’t have a lens cap, dials to turn, or settings to adjust that will hinder the ability to quickly capture video.

KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Specifications:
  • Full HD 1080p video capture wherever you go;
  • Built-in electronic image stabilization for sharper videos and reduced blurring;
  • Vivid 2.5” color LCD;
  • Flexible swing-out USB arm for fast uploading, sharing, and charging;
  • 5 MP 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures;
  • Easy upload to Facebook and YouTube;
  • Compatible with PC and Mac operating systems;
  • Record up to 10 hours of HD video* with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot that can hold up to 32 GB;
  • Capture family and friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology;
  • See more details and accurate colors in low light;
  • External microphone jack;
  • In-box HDMI cable;
  • Record from a distance or playback on your TV conveniently with optional KODAK Pocket Video remote control;
  • Grab attention and define your style with the ultra compact design, stunning looks, and a range of colors.
At $180, the Zi8’s price tag is in line with earlier models. Look for this camcorder to be available in September.