Kodak PlaySport ZX5 HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera Review

If you are into water activities or love to spend your time in motion, you will be happy to unveil the Kodak PlaySport ZX5 waterproof video camera features you will fall in love with.

Many people love to record their extreme activities they enjoy so they can remember them always. Using a regular camera may sound like a good plan if you pick activities like walking which is a relatively safe activity.

On the other hand, if you are into more serious outdoor activities, you can be sure you need much more effective equipment.

Do you love water activities like swimming or rafting? It’s good to know, any time you get ready to go on your next venture you should have no problem locating a video camera that can resist water and rough use.

What Is Kodak ZX5?

Is the Zx5 superior to all these many similar waterproof and spill-proof video cameras?

Is the ZX5 better choice compared to various other available camcorders for active and underwater use?

Zx5 black and red cameras at the moment of writing this review were amont most sold camcorders online. This camcorder has thousands of customer reviews posted online. Which means a lot of people have bought it and wanted to share their experience.

All that makes this camcorder a perfect candidate for our ‘must review’ list.

The PlaySport Zx5 pocket camera is ‘proof’ in lots of different ways.

First, the it is shockproof.
Second, it is dust-proof.
Third, it is waterproof up to a depth of 10 feet.

This tiny pocket-sized gadget is really durable and surprisingly small. If you enjoy taking part in different kinds of adventures and need a camera you can take with you everywhere, you will love the idea that this PlaySport camera fits into your jeans back pocket.

With this camcorder even editing the pictures and movies is easy and fun. Why? There is no need for additional video editing software. The camcorder has easy to use yet powerful software built-in that allows you to do basic editing right in the camera.

Isn’t it cool?

ZX5 Bundles

The camcorder is also available as a part of a bundle.

Black Bundle

  • Black camcorder
  • Power adapter and cable for battery charging
  • Wrist strap and floating wrist strap
  • Remote control
  • HDMI cable
  • Flexible tripod
  • 8GB SD
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software and Kodak Share Button App (both on-camera, PC only)

Burton Bundle

  • Blue camcorder with Burton logo
  • Power adapter and cable for battery charging
  • Floating wrist strap and regular wrist strap
  • Remote control
  • HDMI cable
  • Flexible tripod
  • 8GB SD
  • User Guide
  • ARCSOFT MEDIA IMPRESSION Software and Kodak Share Button App (both on-camera, PC only)

Choosing The Memory Card

Unless your order the bundle (Black or Burton) described above, you would get a camera without an SD card.

SD card prices have dropped considerably, so finding a memory card is not so price sensitive issue anymore. Just make sure you get a card with sufficient capacity so that your recording will not run out in the most fun part.

Keep in mind that in 720p mode 20 minutes of recording take around 1GB.

According to Amazon the most popular storage card bought together with ZX5 is the 16GB Transcend SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card TS16GSDHC10E. Looks like a good choice!

Another accessory you should consider getting is the bag. Please check out our camera bags review to learn more!

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