Kodak Launches Playfull Waterproof Camera

With the sad demise of the Flip Video camera, a gap in the pocketable camcorder market has
definitely opened up and Kodak is looking to plug the gap.

The company already as a couple of dust, shock and water
proof cameras in the form of the PlaySport Zx3 and Zx5 but is now launching an even more pocketable model at a lower price.

The Playfull Waterproof Video Camera from Kodak may not have
the same rugged credentials as its PlaySport stable mates but it is still
waterproof to three metres and drop-proof up to 1.5 metres.

The sleek model is only 12mm thick and is capable of
capturing 720p HD video, although the PlaySport models supported up to Full HD
1080p shooting.

Kodak Waterproof Playfull

You will be able to capture up to 10 hours of HD video with
a 32GB SDHC card, however we’d liked to have seen support for the larger capacity
SDXC cards, but at the price, this is not a major quibble. Kodak has also included its Share
button to allow for easy sharing via your favourite social network once connected to
your PC.

Connecting to your PC is pretty straight forward, via the
built-in retractable USB arm which plugs straight into your computer.

“A video camera should be easy to use, convenient to carry,
and designed so you don’t worry about it regardless of where you are. Small
enough to fit in a pocket, the new Kodak Playfull Waterproof is perfect for
family fun with its waterproof and drop-proof capabilities, plus it’s great
value,” said Paul Davey, Marketing Manager, Digital Capture and Accessories,

Kodak Waterproof Playfull

The Kodak Playfull will be available from 1 November in
black or white and will cost you £79.99.

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