That was a long time ago. Sigh, I wish Kodak luck because bankruptcy is not a good thing. So let’s see if we can make a love match between a person who is Flipped out and a camcorder needing a good home.
This is a quick look at the Kodak PlayFull Dual Zi12 Camera.
David Snooks is an employee at Kodak so I'm thinking he has an interest in sharing the word about the Zi12. So this is some shots of the Zi12 doing that Slo-Mo thing.
Mercy. Let’s look at the specs:
|Sensor type||1 / 2.33-type, 12 MP CMOS|
|Lens||4.7 mm F2.6 AF lens|
|Video and Still Wide Angle||Lens 31 mm (4:3), 35 mm equivalent 31 mm @ 1080p with Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)||31 mm @ 720p with DIS 31 mm|
|WVGA with DIS 26 mm @ still capture.|
|Zoom||Optical None||Zoom 4X digital|
|Storage||20MB internal||SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB|
|Video formats||MPEG-4, AAC LC|
|Editing||In Camera Trim|
|Capture modes||1080p (1920 x; 1080, 30 fps)|
|720p /60 fps (1280 x; 720, 60 fps)|
|720p (1280 x; 720, 30 fps)|
|WVGA (848 x; 480, 30 fps)|
|Microphone||Monaural w. level controls||External Mic Jack|
All this for $199? I could be persuaded.
So Who is the Camcorder For?
Broke folk filmmakers. Artists. Reporters and Journalists. Serious hobby folk. Videoblogers. Coaches. Performers. I could go on. Food bloggers, travel bloggers, tech-a-holics of all persuasions.
For Mac users wanting nothing to do with AVCHD this could be of interest.
If you care about video quality and you have limited cash funds I can see going with this. If you had a deep love of the Zi6 or Zi8 and you are ready to step up this is for you.
If you are a beginner I think you would be fine. It does have simple controls but the juice seems to be in the menu. It has more features than a standard point and share camcorder.
On the surface it looks like a keeper but the device will not be released for sale until April 2012. CamcorderInfo.com has a review of the Zi12.
It is has got my attention but until I can lay hands on it in a retail store this is just a dream.