Kodak Playsport zx3 waterproof Hd poket video camera £35 @ Asda instore
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Kodak Playsport zx3 waterproof Hd poket video camera £35 @ Asda instore

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Found 5th Aug 2012
I was in ASDA sinfin derby and was amazed to see these at £35 behind entertainment till. i paid over £100 when i bought mine a year ago, maybe at this price because newer version out, brilliant full hd picture. and waterproof, used at waterparks in america,


Product Features

Brand: KODAK
Condition: Brand New

Waterproof to 3 m
Full 1080p HD video capture
High contra 2.0 inch colour LCD display
Electronic image stabilization and Smart face tracking technology
Edit and upload to YouTube and Facebook with built-in software

Technical Details

Maximum Video Resolution: HD (1920 × 1080) at 30 fps
Megapixels: 5 MP
Display size: 5.1 cm (2.0 in.)
Warranty: one year
System Requirements
WINDOWS: WINDOWS XP SP2, VISTA, WINDOWS 7 or later & INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 or higher
MACINTOSH: MACINTOSH 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or higher & SAFARI 1.1 or higher
Hardware
PENTIUM 4, 2.8 GHz processor or greater
1 GB RAM and 64 MB video RAM
300 MB hard drive disk space available
CD-ROM drive
Available USB port (1.1 or higher)
1024 × 768 display resolution
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The reason these are dropping in price is that the newer smartphones are producing video of almost the same quality and the market for them is dying.
JamesClark1991

The reason these are dropping in price is that the newer smartphones are … The reason these are dropping in price is that the newer smartphones are producing video of almost the same quality and the market for them is dying.



still waiting for the waterproof iphone though lol
Yep don't know of any phones that can do what these do.
JCLARSSON

Yep don't know of any phones that can do what these do.


Well, next time try to look a little bit harder.
Check for example Motorola Defy or Sony Ericsson Xperia active.
Edited by: "Kazan" 5th Aug 2012
Defy is water proof to 3m??
Not for £35 they can't
Not for £35 but he said any phones so... :-)
derbywiiman

still waiting for the waterproof iphone though lol



Same. Although, I can't really remember the last time I took a video underwater or whilst at a water park... Come to think of it, I can't remember a time when I spilled water all over my camera phone either... strange that.
I borrowed my dads one of these for our holiday to Florida, nice little camera worked really well at the water parks

What a stupid comment, these are waterproof and take great video underwater, i dont know any phones that can do that even at the full price of these, i've got one and would recommend them

JamesClark1991

The reason these are dropping in price is that the newer smartphones are … The reason these are dropping in price is that the newer smartphones are producing video of almost the same quality and the market for them is dying.

JCLARSSON

Yep don't know of any phones that can do what these do.


Don't know about the Motorola but the Sony isn't an underwater camera, just has a water resistant case that can survive being dropped in water for a few seconds, can't even compare it to a 3m underwater camera

Edit:quick Google tells me the defy is only water resistant and can't actually be used underwater so another fail

Big difference between water resistant and waterproof



Edited by: "souljacker" 5th Aug 2012
Did not see local asda good luck
Hot.
Picked the last one up from Bridgend ASDA when it was posted last month (amazingly was down to £25 clearance). Haven't used it in anger yet, but early results look good. I'd say use it for the video capability and treat the snapshots as a bonus as the stills are only 5M with not many options. Just waiting for a 32Gb SD to arrive. Can't really fault these if you can find one in your local.
Even has a HDMI to mini HDMI lead in the box, which you can use to connect the cam/tablet etc to big screen TV.
souljacker

What a stupid comment, these are waterproof and take great video … What a stupid comment, these are waterproof and take great video underwater, i dont know any phones that can do that even at the full price of these, i've got one and would recommend themDon't know about the Motorola but the Sony isn't an underwater camera, just has a waterproof case that can survive being dropped in water for a few seconds, can't even compare it to a 3m underwater camera



Sorry, didn't realise there were a community of underwater video enthusiasts on here lol

On a brighter note, OP has got himself suspended somehow. Wahay!

NOTE: ^ that was meant in a light hearted joking way, not the facetious way that people in this thread have seemed to take it o.O
Edited by: "JamesClark1991" 5th Aug 2012
Kazan

Well, next time try to look a little bit harder.Check for example … Well, next time try to look a little bit harder.Check for example Motorola Defy or Sony Ericsson Xperia active.



The Defy shoots vga bit different to hd, and the Active only goes to 720p rather than 1080p
why would it make you happy that the OP is suspended?

Sad little boy
I want one! Every Holiday I take the family on I use an Underwater Camera. Either in Pools or Snorkelling off of a Coral Reef. Great to look back and see vid's of the kids first experience of Snorkelling and seeing the beauty that is under the water. Even if you're phone was somehow waterproof why would you chance dropping it when you can have this for £35??
JamesClark1991

Sorry, didn't realise there were a community of underwater video … Sorry, didn't realise there were a community of underwater video enthusiasts on here lolOn a brighter note, OP has got himself suspended somehow. Wahay!


Well you seemed to think you know what you were talking about, obviously not with your ill informed post
JamesClark1991

Sorry, didn't realise there were a community of underwater video … Sorry, didn't realise there were a community of underwater video enthusiasts on here lolOn a brighter note, OP has got himself suspended somehow. Wahay!



Your first post shows your intellect. And again with this one I am quoting. Grow up.
In fairness to OP i'm sure this is a real bargain for anyone thats a hobbyist and is in the market for an underwater cam. Besides £35 is cheap enough to use it without worrying you're going to loose it / break it (relative to a phone).
Kazan

[quote=JCLARSSON] Yep don't know of any phones that can do what these do.


Well, next time try to look a little bit harder.
Check for example Motorola Defy or Sony Ericsson Xperia active.
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Must be cool to be able to use google to find totally irrelevant information that is not comparable to the item listed. Then to try and use tihat crap to put someone else down. Typically sad git!!!!
In fairness to OP i'm sure this is a real bargain for anyone thats a hobbyist and is in the market for an underwater cam. Besides £35 is cheap enough to use it without worrying you're going to loose it / break it (relative to a phone).
ill take one they are on amazon in black for £125

amazon.co.uk/Kod…8-1
Got one of these for 90 quid + a year ago. Great HD video footage & decent stills. Will only playback single video files at a time tho. Bought a remote control from Kodak for a tenner which comes highly recommended & needed if you buy this cam for playback via tv. ABSOLUTE steal at 35 notes ! Look at the vid quality on YouTube.
Edited by: "toffee37" 5th Aug 2012
Just what I'm looking for, going on holiday in a few weeks and want somthing cheap like this for doing a bit of snorkeling etc.

Anyone know if this will be nationwide? I may have a chance to check out my local this week sometime.

Don't exactly see the point in comparing these to phones, the majority are not waterproof and all are more expensive.
JamesClark1991

Sorry, didn't realise there were a community of underwater video … Sorry, didn't realise there were a community of underwater video enthusiasts on here lolOn a brighter note, OP has got himself suspende somehow. Wahay!



I've had a think about this and come to the conclusions that A) You're and idiot who comments on things you know nothing about or B) You're a troll

Camera's like these are useful for family holidays where you can take picture of your children around the pool without worrying about the camera getting water on it, and for those people who happen to visit places like Egypt where there is quite a lot of things underwater that are worth taking a picture of.

Edited by: "chill" 5th Aug 2012
I bought one of these for my holiday to Florida a few months back for around £60 on eBay. Worth every penny so even more so at this price. While my phone will record at 1080p, I've yet to see a phone that can match either the video or sound quality of this. While there is a newer model (zx5), the battery on the newer one isn't removable and spare batteries for the zx3 are available for just a few pounds on Amazon or eBay. After a long day at a water park or theme park, spare batteries are essential. There's also a 60fps 720p mode which is great for recording some slow motion videos (here's an example- youtube.com/wat…54s ).

All this is without even factoring in the fact it's also waterproof! Here's a sample of some underwater video filmed at discovery cove- youtube.com/wat…m3s

If you can find an Asda that has these in, I'd absolutely snap it up.
Edited by: "mrsandman" 5th Aug 2012
i'm desperately after one of these for my holiday but my local doesnt have this ....if anyone can get one i can pay them for it and delivery of course

if anyone is willing please msg me
I was away to buy one as I saw you could get a bike mount. Had a search for a video to see how it performed & it looks like it would be no good for my needs. For anyone else that would like to see THIS was the video.

Other than that, it looks like it's a good piece of kit, just not suited to my purpose

Shame because a Hero of Contour HD is £200+!
I keep seeing Suspended and Banned next to people avatars these days. How can the OP be suspended but still post a deal? What on earth do you need to do to get suspended?
Had two of these for snorkelling in the Maldives. Pros are excellent image quality for the price, Cons are that both went faulty, first one within 6 months, 2nd one within 1month. Both were bought from Amazon so luckily got a refund on both. Voted hot still as I paid around £100.
scorpweb

i'm desperately after one of these for my holiday but my local doesnt … i'm desperately after one of these for my holiday but my local doesnt have this ....if anyone can get one i can pay them for it and delivery of course if anyone is willing please msg me



Where is ur local?
I bought one of these last year for £89 which I thought was a great price. Have attached it to my bike handle bars on cycle routes, dropped it in mud (by accident), rinsed it off, taken it to festivals and not worried about dropping it or getting it wet. Videos that it takes are amazing, pictures are pretty good but not amazing. This for £35 is an absolute steal. Cant wait to record paragliding, diving, swimming etc next week when I go to Turkey. Ideal camera for everything.

Do these have a built in memory or do they take micro/SD cards?
BeerGoggles

I keep seeing Suspended and Banned next to people avatars these days. How … I keep seeing Suspended and Banned next to people avatars these days. How can the OP be suspended but still post a deal? What on earth do you need to do to get suspended?



i was wondering about that too

hot deal, by the way
steadyeddie

Do these have a built in memory or do they take micro/SD cards?



Both

I bought one of these last year for my holiday in Florida and the water quality was excellent. I would recommend buying a spare battery though as I found it didnt last massively long, but still well worth the money if you can get hold of one
chill

I've had a think about this and come to the conclusions that A) You're … I've had a think about this and come to the conclusions that A) You're and idiot who comments on things you know nothing about or B) You're a trollCamera's like these are useful for family holidays where you can take picture of your children around the pool without worrying about the camera getting water on it, and for those people who happen to visit places like Egypt where there is quite a lot of things underwater that are worth taking a picture of.



Well firstly, thank you for the kind words. And secondly, yes they ARE useful for family holidays etc HOWEVER I'm just trying to get across to people that might be interested in buying that unless you need the waterproof feature (and lets be realistic, not many people will), a modern phone like the Samsung S3 will give you around the same 1080 video quality. Could save some people money and disappointment.

I'm not saying it's a bad product (I voted hot), but I would say I do know what I'm talking about (just about ) as I recently purchased a camcorder for myself and researched the market a bit before I purchased. Noticed how pocket camcorders in general are dropping in price? Noticed how Flip (quite possibly the most popular pocket camcorder brand) have stopped production of their pocket camcorders? (probably because they can see where the market is going).

Haterz gonna hate.

Edited by: "JamesClark1991" 5th Aug 2012
Finnergen

BothI bought one of these last year for my holiday in Florida and the … BothI bought one of these last year for my holiday in Florida and the water quality was excellent. I would recommend buying a spare battery though as I found it didnt last massively long, but still well worth the money if you can get hold of one


What size is the built in memory?
steadyeddie

What size is the built in memory?



Hardly worth it tbh-

Maximum Video Resolution: HD (1920 × 1080) at 30 fps
Megapixels: 5 MP
Display size: 5.1 cm (2.0 in.)
System Requirements
WINDOWS: WINDOWS XP SP2, VISTA, WINDOWS 7 or later & INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 or higher
MACINTOSH: MACINTOSH 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or higher & SAFARI 1.1 or higher
Hardware
PENTIUM 4, 2.8 GHz processor or greater
1 GB RAM and 64 MB video RAM
300 MB hard drive disk space available
CD-ROM drive
Available USB port (1.1 or higher)
1024 × 768 display resolution
Finnergen

Hardly worth it tbh-Maximum Video Resolution: HD (1920 × 1080) at 30 … Hardly worth it tbh-Maximum Video Resolution: HD (1920 × 1080) at 30 fpsMegapixels: 5 MPDisplay size: 5.1 cm (2.0 in.)System RequirementsWINDOWS: WINDOWS XP SP2, VISTA, WINDOWS 7 or later & INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 or higherMACINTOSH: MACINTOSH 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or higher & SAFARI 1.1 or higherHardwarePENTIUM 4, 2.8 GHz processor or greater1 GB RAM and 64 MB video RAM300 MB hard drive disk space availableCD-ROM driveAvailable USB port (1.1 or higher)1024 × 768 display resolution


That's the system requirements???
JamesClark1991

Well firstly, thank you for the kind words. And secondly, yes they ARE … Well firstly, thank you for the kind words. And secondly, yes they ARE useful for family holidays etc HOWEVER I'm just trying to get across to people that might be interested in buying that unless you need the waterproof feature (and lets be realistic, not many people will), a modern phone like the Samsung S3 will give you around the same 1080 video quality. Could save some people money and disappointment.I'm not saying it's a bad product (I voted hot), but I would say I do know what I'm talking about (just about ) as I recently purchased a camcorder for myself and researched the market a bit before I purchased. Noticed how pocket camcorders in general are dropping in price? Noticed how Flip (quite possibly the most popular pocket camcorder brand) have stopped production of their pocket camcorders? (probably because they can see where the market is going).Haterz gonna hate.



Could save some people money and disappointment.

X)
So you are now comparing a £400+ phone to a £35 camera which is actually a totally different product??
Edited by: "souljacker" 5th Aug 2012
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