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The Kodak Playfull Ze1 is the smallest pocket camcorder on the market, measuring just 4 cm across. That advantage has to be weighed up against a real drawback: the tiny 1.5'' screen. After spending a few day's using Kodak's latest pocket camcorder, the Playfull, we were left wondering whether the firm had taken miniaturisation too far this time. If your idea of a pocket camcorder is a camera that can shoot HD video on the go in absolutely any circumstances, then the Playfull, which looks like it's been squashed in every direction, could be perfect for you. Be careful, though, because a narrow form factor doesn't mean it's slim, and at 1.57 cm from front to back, the Playfull is far from trim, and will make as big a bulge in your pocket as a traditional pocket camcorder. The small form factor has meant Kodak has had to cut a few corners on the design. It looks nice enough from the front, with the lens sitting inside a blue circle and a textured surface that helps the user keep hold of the camcorder. But turn it round, and you'll discover a tiny LCD screen and some very frustrating touch-sensitive controls that reminded us of the very first digital cameras. The screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio, meaning video is shown with letterboxing.
Review: The Kodak Playfull Ze1 continues to improve on the company’s winning pocket video lineup with better image stabilization, a wider view, and a more compact body.aThe Flip cam is dead. With the originator and leader of the pocket cam movement officially bowing out of the race with a swipe of the red pen from parent company Cisco, Kodak stands to inherit the throne. But is it a crumbling one? The rise of 720p and now 1080p video recording in smartphones and inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras has left pocket video cams a narrowing niche. Kodak will try to capitalize on its new-found status at head of the pack with the Playfull, a pint-sized cam that combines the stylish sensibilities of Flip’s MinoHD with the capabilities of its own popular Zi8, at a reasonable $149.95 price point.Like the Zi8 before it, the Kodak Playful shoots Full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second, 720p HD video at 30 or 60 frames per second, and WVGA if you’re really trying to save space. It also accepts SD cards up to 32GB, has a flip-out USB arm, and offers HDMI output for viewing video directly on a TV.Despite the similarities, its bulky predecessor does retain a few one-ups on Playfull.