Most of us know about the Flip. The Flip is a compact camcorder that shoots either SD, or HD footage. Well... the flip is a nice camera. But there is something a lot better. Its from Kodak, its called the Zi6. The Zi6 is a small and compact Camcorder. I've been using this device for 6 months now, and I have decided to do a review on it.
The Kodak Zi6 shoots in 3 different modes. 30 fps HD, VGA, and 60 fps HD. There is also a picture taking mode that allows you to take HD jpeg format pictures. The Kodak Zi6 uses SD flash format, so you don't have to worry about all of those tapes anymore.
The Kodak Zi6, much like the flip has flip out USB. This means that with the push of a button, you can copy all of your movie and picture files to your Mac or PC. The Kodak Zi6 also has a nice big screen so that you can see what your recording, and so that you can easily watch. The Kodak Zi6's mic is also very nice. Its not the best, but it is very nice, indeed.
The Kodak Zi6 is a very nice Camera, don't get me wrong... but it has its cons too. One con that I have is the digital zoom. The difference between Digital and Optical is that when you have Digital zoom, the camera just crops the actual picture, where as on Optical, there is a magnifying lens that moves, allowing you to zoom without cropping the image. The Zi6 also is very shaky when not on a Tri-Pod.
If you don't have much of a budget, than this camcorder is the best in its price range. The Kodak Zi6 can be bought here.