| Posted by Seishin Watanabe
on Friday, January 9th, 2009
CES saw a lot of companies jumping on the pocket camcorder bandwagon, and Kodak is leading the fray with the Zx1, a re-worked version of its Zi6 pocket video camera. Last year’s version gave great video quality at a great price, but Kodak decided to up its game even more by giving the Zx1 a new, rugged design. IP43-certified, it’s weather-resistant and will work through a little dirt and a few splashes. Kodak will also be selling adventure-friendly accessories to go with it, such as flexi-tripods and a mount for helmets and handlebars.
That aside, this tough unit can take 720p HD videos at 60fps and has an expandable SD/SDHC slot for memory cards up to 32GB, which will let you record up to 10 hours of HD video. The 2.0 LCD screen and built-in video software will allow easy editing and uploading to video sites like YouTube, and the unit comes with its own HDMI cable. Kodak also threw in two rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries and a battery charger. The Zx1 will be available come April in black, red, pink, blue and yellow colors for $149.95.