January 07, 2009 by Rachel Cericola
Plenty of companies are putting HD video capabilities into your pocket. So why should you give Kodak your cash over companies like Creative or Pure Digital? Because they want a lot less of it.
Kodak just announced the Zx1, which promises 720p from a compact package. Where the other two companies were offering similar output and enclosures, Kodak differs because it’s only $150.
Another nice little nugget is that this unit is weatherproof. Other features include built-in editing software, ArcSoft Media Impressions to help fill your YouTube page, and an SD/SDHC Card slot for memory cards up to 32 GB. It also comes with its own HDMI cable for easy high-def playback.
Sadly, the company missed the stocking stuffer season—and we have to wonder how many of these things will pop up before the next shopping rush. Still, if you’ve got some of those leftover gift cards kicking around, you can scoop the Zx1 up starting in April. Five colors and plenty of accessories will be available.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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