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Produces very good video quality for its price and size.
Easy to use.
Good editing/sharing software.
Compact, stylish design.
Best-in-class image stabilization.
Surprising low-light prowess.
Full 1080p output.
Captures 5-megapixel still images.
Its screen might be too small for some users.
The lens is fixed-focus.
There's no flash or video light.
Battery can't be removed.
Slightly oversaturated colors.
No mic jack or macro mode.
Tricky side door.
Uncomfortably small body.
Difficult-to-access ports and USB arm.
By PC Advisor on February 10, 2012
We liked the look of this camcorder, and its multitude of sharing options. The lightweight feel and price suggest that it is for a younger market. Bad image quality in low light conditions, limited internal memory and a small screen let down the...
By CamcorderInfo on October 05, 2011
For the past few years, Kodak has excelled at making reliable, compact camcorders that are both cheap and easy to use. The PlayFull Ze1 certainly has all those traits, and, continuing in true Kodak fashion, the camcorder avoids many of the useless...
By DigitalVersus on September 14, 2011
A smaller camcorder automatically implies a smaller screen, but that doesn't necessarily make it a good idea. The Playfull is definitely smaller than some of its rivals, but that doesn't make it any easier or more comfortable to hold. Overall,...
By itreviews.com on August 15, 2011
As it's now possible to buy this funky little camcorder online for around £105, Kodak has got a winner on its hands. The range of HD video recordings you can capture and immediately upload is great - although the menu controls could do with...
By Steves Digicams on August 08, 2011
The Kodak PlayFull ZE1 is their new Full 1080p HD, pocket video camera. As the smallest and cheapest of the Kodak "Play" series of digital video cameras, this could be a very popular model. It's 5-Megapixel imaging sensor allows you to capture full...
By CNET Australia on July 18, 2011
The Playfull produces good HD video and still images despite its tiny packaging. It's made even more appealing by its reasonable asking...
By Pocket-lint on July 12, 2011
If it wasn't for the strong results, we'd tell you to throw it out the window but with camcorders it's those results that really count...
By Smarthouse on June 28, 2011
It doesn't seem too much of a stretch to imagine that Kodak was going for the party-going happy snapper who is used to taking photos no clearer (but no more difficult) than on their mobile phone when they introduced the colourful PlayFull pocket...
By DigitalCameraReview on May 26, 2011
Like any pocket camcorder, the Kodak PlayFull is compact and easy to use, all at a cheap price. But with only decent photo and video quality, and with no standout features, the PlayFull is decidedly...
By cnet on May 07, 2011
The Kodak Playfull minicamcorder is a pocketful of video fun, but it might be just too "mini" for...
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