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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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KODAK Zi6: 720P in your pocket

720P at up to 60 fps
Fixed focus f2.8 2x lens
SD card slot
Native H.264
Built-in USB connector
2.4" LCD
107 g (3.8 oz) without batteries
$179
Shipping in August

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US

IMHO this is very interesting
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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Nice catch. I think their marketing approach is very good too. I could see using these as 'crash cams' on a larger production - easily.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #3
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I think this product has the potential to be very, very interesting. There have been many discussions here and elsewhere about the convergence of video and still photography, and in my book, Kodak are a sentimental choice to hit a home run in that space. Kudos for pricing this aggressively and not going overboard on the feature list.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #4
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That thing is a candidate for an attempt to get it stuck on the back of a 35mm groundglass adaptor very, very, quickly.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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That thing is a candidate for an attempt to get it stuck on the back of a 35mm groundglass adaptor very, very, quickly.
That depends on the light sensitivity and noise. No specs so far.

Also, it's too bad there's no mic input...
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Old July 11th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #6
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It's like my Flip. Only better.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #7
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Sensor typ 1 / 4.5–type 1.6 MP CMOS
At this price ~$180 you can buy Aiptek Action (another POS) with micron's 5Mp 1/2,5 sensor
and support not only 720p60 (6Mbps max) but also 1080p30 (8Mbps max).

Best part from this is Ambarella H264 codec.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #8
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Here's an interesting review of the Zi6:

Product review - Kodak Zi6 pocket HD video camera - Gadling
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Indeed, I don't see the advantage of this over the Aiptek, other than the brand name.
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Bob can you post a example of this 35mm groundglass setup you propose. Thinking about using this as a second Cam would love if you could flesh out what you were thinking.

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