Finally – A Cheap Handicam With A Mic Jack

Aug 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Recorder, Video

Kodak has released the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera, a $179 HD handicam which features – finally – an external mic jack.

There are a lot of cheap portable video cameras, but almost all of them suffer from horrible sound and no support for better mics.

Let’s hope that other companies will follow Kodak’s lead and start including external mic jacks on their cameras.

Here are the Kodak Zi8’s features:

  • Capture HD quality 1080p video with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Plenty of room for more—record up to 10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot that can hold up to 32 GB*
  • Make audio awesome—the external microphone jack lets you record in stereo
  • Get a new perspective—take amazing 5 MP 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in image stabilization
  • No USB cables necessary, just swing out the USB arm to upload, share, and charge
  • Complementary HDMI cable lets your videos debut in full glory
  • Share on Facebookâ„¢ and YouTubeâ„¢ social networking sites with ease—built-in software makes editing and uploading simple
  • Compatible with PC and MAC operating systems

If you’ve used the Kodak Zi8, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!

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No Responses to “Finally – A Cheap Handicam With A Mic Jack”

  1. Thanks for your releasing. Your image looks pretty.

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  3. mr kei says:

    at last a camera for blogging! and small enough to hide it in your pocket 😀 anyone knows when this is coming to europe?

  4. Thank you Lord! Until now, I’ve been recommending the non-HD Canon fs20….but now we get ultra portability and a mic jack…huzzzah!

    Thanks for this post…I will be affecting their sales soon.

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