Kodak is intro-ing its new compact, shockproof, waterproof HD Playsport video camera. The Playsport records in full 1080p HD, is watertight down to three meters (10 feet), and utilizes electronic image stabilization.
It also has a color LCD viewfinder/playback screen, with a Glare Shield setting that allows you to see the picture in bright sunlight. Other features include face-tracking technology, claimed “incredible low-light performance”, and the ability to play footage back in slow motion.
The Playsport HD uses a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, it can record up to ten hours at 720p on an SD memory card, and includes PC-only Arcsoft Media Impression software for editing your videos, and sharing them on YouTube, facebook and twitter (the camera itself is Mac-compatible). An optional Adventure Mount strap will also be available.
The Playsport comes in black, blue or purple, and is now available for $149.95. (http://store.kodak.com )
Published on March 22, 2010