Kodak Playtouch Video Camera: Review and Giveaway

Last week, I reviewed the Kodak Playtouch Video Camera [amazon].  Fortunately, I was able to test drive the Playtouch’s functionality while attending the Long Island Auto Show.  The Kodak video camera is the latest top of the line HD pocket camcorder that features it’s touch screen functionality.  This device is priced between $139.99 – 179.99 range and goes head-to-head with Sony Bloggie and the “defunct” Cisco Flip HD cameras.

These types of HD video cameras are primarily end-user ready for creating video rapidly for the internet.  It’s a 5MP camera used for short clips on YouTube and not for recording 2HR/3HRs of content.

Kodak Overview

 

 

Highlights

  • Ease of use:  Even novice camera users will enjoy the extra options which are great for picture taking and video recording.  Point and shoot / Touch Screen features / etc.
  • Look and Feel: The Play-touch’s thin frame is able to stand on flat surface (table) with or without a tripod.
  • Additional features:  A removable battery (Non – standard and not in AA battery format). Video content is converted to .MOV format.  An Audio visual external microphone jack for audio and/or headphones use.   HDMI adapter and cable is included.
  • Video quality: Records in both 720P/1080P / Secure Digital High Capacity /
  • Size: great as camera can comfortably fit into your shirt pocket.  It’s slightly over 4OZ and a 3in LCD size.
  • File Storage: it’s equipped with internal memory, but can easily expand to 32GB SD card.
  • Share App: grants you the availability to easily share your content.
  • ArcSoft Media-Impression software is PC and Mac compatible.

Lowlights

  • USB connection is slightly awkward and might require a USB extender connection.
  • Initial Arch Soft Media installation was very buggy and generated all types of MS-Windows related errors.  These errors continued until I received the updated patch from the Kodak website to stabilize the application.
  • Non- standard battery – you’ll need to purchase a second battery for backup.

The Play-Touch is offers much more video (on-screen) features and once you’ve kicked the tires on the device, you’ll definitely grow fond of it.

 

GIVEAWAY ITEM:  Kodak PlayTouch

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. November 8th, 2011.

Please comment with 1 feature you like about the Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera, please make sure to include an email or twitter contact inside the comment.

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    Example:  I want to win a @kodak #playtouch video camera in this #giveaway from @LateNightParent – http://go.lnp.tv/nlLEzs
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You will have 24 hours to respond before we pick another winner! Winner must be located in USA.

259 Comments

  1. readysetdad (@readysetdad) (@readysetdad)

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  2. readysetdad (@readysetdad) (@readysetdad)

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  4. Chris Ellis

    The HD capability is perhaps the most intriguing feature, and the expandable memory is a plus. @chris_ellis on Twitter.

  5. Vikki

    I like the Point and shoot / Touch Screen features.
    @mefink

  6. Vikki

    tweeted @mefink
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  7. Vikki

    Follow @KodakCB @mefink

  8. Jayson Lorenzen

    I like the size of the Playtouch camera (needed something in this range after the flip left the market) as well as the formats and resolutions for the video are perfect for online sharing (which is probably where most video ends up these days). Bravo.

    Extra bits for entering the contest:

    I am @jays0n on twitter (the o is a zero)

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  9. Ross

    I like that the PlayTouch is so simple to use you don’t have to mess with 15 different buttons to start it up. @LostPoetB24

    1. Couldn’t subscribe link was broken

    2. Done http://twitter.com/#!/LostPoetB24/status/127097914941124608

    3. I am following @LateNightParent on twitter

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    6. Fan of Kodak on Facebook.

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    9. You get 1 extra entry for writing about this giveaway on your blog (with a link back to http://zippy-knot.flywheelsites.com) you must also comment with the link to your post.

    10. Added this to digg

  10. Ally

    I like that you don’t have to use a tripod. That’s an incredibly intelligent feature that most companies don’t think to use!

  11. amy pugmire

    I like the File Storage: it’s equipped with internal memory, but can easily expand to 32GB SD card.

  12. amy pugmire

    I follow you on twitter. 1amypugmire

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    fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire

  14. amy pugmire

    i follow kodak on twitter. 1amypugmire

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  17. Ross

    http://twitter.com/#!/LostPoetB24/status/127097914941124608 I tweeted @LostPoetB24

  18. Ross

    I am following @LateNightParent on twitter

  19. Ross

    I am a fan of LateNightParent on FB

  20. Ross

    Fan of Kodak on Facebook.

  21. Ross

    Liked this page on Facebook

  22. Ross

    Also Dugg this on Digg http://digg.com/news/lifestyle/kodak_playtouch_video_camera_review_and_giveaway

  23. Elizabeth P.

    Love the expandable file storage feature

    @babypyo

  24. Elizabeth P.

    I follow you on twitter @babypyo

  25. Elizabeth P.

    I follow Kodakcb on twitter @babypyo

  26. Elizabeth P.

    I’m a fan on fb

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  27. Elizabeth P.

    I like Kodak on fb http://www.facebook.com/kodak#!/kodak/posts/10150332480756755

    @babypyo

  28. cole

    I like how thin it is

  29. Ross

    Signed up for the email newsletter now finally found the link on the page

  30. karen

    i love that its small.

  31. ellen

    I like that you dont need to use a tripod with this!

  32. ellen

    I am an email subscriber

  33. ellen

    I follow you on twitter @tannawings

  34. ellen

    I am one of your facebook fans -ellen beck

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  36. ellen

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/127668250296320002
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  37. Donna Marie

    I like the touchscreen feature.
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  38. ellen

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/128028246305542144
    10/23

  39. Tabathia B

    I like the Share app
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  46. Toni Moore

    Hi! I love the Share App feature! So cool that I’d easily be able to share videos of my little guys with family that lives far away! Thanks for the awesome chance! 😀 @VectoringMomma

  47. Toni Moore

    I’m subscribed to the Late Night Parents newsletter! tonikaye24 at yahoo dot com, @VectoringMomma

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    I follow @LateNightParent on Twitter! @VectoringMomma

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  54. Toni Moore

    10/23 tweet! @VectoringMomma
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  55. Sharon

    I like that it can expand up to a 32G SD card. I also like that it’s so user friendly; I’ve wanted one for a while but was a bit intimidated by them — this one looks nice!

  56. Sharon

    I am following you on twitter @rusthawk.

  57. Sharon

    I am following you on facebook (Rust Hawk).

  58. Sharon

    I am following kodak on facebook and left a comment http://www.facebook.com/kodak/posts/10150336021386755

  59. Sharon

    I am following KodakCB on twitter @rusthawk.

  60. Sharon

    I liked this post using your button (Rust Hawk).

  61. Sharon

    I am subscribed to your email.

  62. Sharon

    tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/128271496312401920

  63. ellen

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    10/24 tweet! @VectoringMomma
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  65. Kendra

    I like how easy it is to share your photos or videos. @akritical

  66. Kendra

    I liked this post on FB
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  67. Kendra

    I follow you on twitter @akritical

  68. Kendra

    I follow Kodak on twitter @akritical

  69. Kendra

    I like your FB page
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  70. Kendra

    I like Kodak on fb
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  71. ellen

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/128734859882532864

    10/25

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  73. amy pugmire

    tweet on 10/26
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  74. Margaret

    The share app would be such a handy feature. I don’t even own a smart phone so my phone doesn’t have video capabilities (yep, living in the dark ages!) so this Kodak Video Camera would blow my mind! Hope I win. 🙂

  75. ellen

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/129150209195393026
    chirp

  76. Toni Moore

    10/26 tweet! @VectoringMomma 😀
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  77. amy pugmire

    tweet on 10/27
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  78. Tabathia B

    tweet
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  79. kfloveinme

    I love that the The Play-touch’s thin frame is able to stand on flat surface (table) with or without a tripod. That’s awesome!
    kfloveinme at gmail dot com

  80. kfloveinme

    I tweeted @mskenya
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    I follow LateNightParent on twitter @mskenyaf
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  83. Toni Moore

    10/27 tweet! 🙂 @VectoringMomma
    http://twitter.com/#!/VectoringMomma/statuses/129760320242712576

  84. ellen

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/129830056108359681
    tweety

  85. Toni Moore

    10/28 tweet! 🙂 @VectoringMomma
    http://twitter.com/#!/VectoringMomma/statuses/130044482048634880

  86. Jennifer Marie

    I like that you do not necessarily need a tripod for this!

  87. Jennifer Marie

    daily tweet!

    https://twitter.com/#!/JenniferCNP/status/130079928497618944

  88. Tabathia B

    tweet
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  89. Chelsey

    My favorite feature is the share app. I’m not incredibly tech savvy, so that would be a huge help.

  90. Chelsey

    Tweet.
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  91. Chelsey

    I follow LateNightParent on twitter.
    @Chelyea

  92. Chelsey

    I follow KodakCB.
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  93. Chelsey

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  94. Chelsey

    I’m a facebook fan of Kodak and commented on their wall.

  95. Chelsey

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  96. Chelsey

    I stumbled this post.
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  97. ellen

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/130186188060508160
    tweety pie

  98. Katie D.

    I love the Share features of this camera. Perfect for a social media girl like myself. Easy to post videos while on the go.

  99. Katie D.

    I loke @kodak! – @kdevito

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  102. Toni Moore

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  103. kfloveinme

    daily tweet 10/29
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  104. Tabathia B

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  105. Chelsey

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  106. ellen

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/130569117815152640
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  107. Vladimir Medvedev

    I like expandable memory and HD-capability

  108. Vladimir Medvedev

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  109. kfloveinme

    daily tweet 10/30

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  137. Sadie

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  146. Rebecca Shockley

    I really like the Play-touch’s thin frame is able to stand on flat surface (table) with or without a tripod.
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  147. Rebecca Shockley

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  156. Shannon Thompson

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  174. ellen

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  175. Toni Moore

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  177. Toni Moore

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    • Toni Moore

      Whoops, guess I just want to keep tweeting for this forever, hehe! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

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