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[CES 2011] Hands-On With KODAK’S Tiny PLAYFULL Camcorder

[CES 2011] Hands-On With KODAK’S Tiny PLAYFULL Camcorder

KODAK PLAYFULL Camcorder (Images property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

SONY might have already started pushing their compact camcorders into the great 3D beyond, but there’s still plenty of room for old-fashioned 2D models. In fact there’s even more room now that KODAK has introduced their PLAYFULL which is one of the smallest zoomless camcorders I’ve ever held. But at the same time KODAK didn’t shave off features to shrink it down. It still shoots full 1080P video or 5MP stills, has built-in image stabilization, a pop-out USB port, a micro HDMI port from the looks of it and an SDXC card slot so you can store up to 32GB of footage.

You can even trim clips on the camera, though the downside is that there’s not a lot of room for an LCD display on the back, so expect to do some squinting. Still, for just $149.95 available sometime in the Spring it’s a nice, compact option if your smartphone hasn’t already taken over your video capture duties.