PMA 2010 Report
Kodak introduces the new Kodak Playsport camcorder, a rugged, durable and pocket-size HD camcorder with an appetite for adventure. The Kodak Playsport camcorder is specifically designed for consumers with active lifestyles, allowing them to capture full 1080p HD video - even underwater - with the touch of a button. The Kodak Playsport camcorder is waterproof up to 10 feet and features built-in software and USB cable output so users can edit and easily share with family and friends through sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The Kodak Playsport also features electronic image stabilization and Kodak Imaging Science for sharper videos with vibrant colors and less blur.
Kodak waterproof camcorder
Todays consumers want to easily capture and share lifes moments anywhere they happen without trading off quality, said Phil Scott, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Capture and Devices, Kodak. "We designed the Kodak Playsport camcorder with this in mind, combining the superior features of our HD digital camcorders with a rugged, waterproof exterior so consumers can capture their Kodak Moments in more places - from the inside of a halfpipe on a snowboard or while duck diving on your surfboard.
Kodak Playsport features
Waterproof up to 10 ft. (3 m)
Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps
Electronic image stabilization
Brilliant 2.0 color LCD display
LCD Glare Shield
Capture 5 MP HD stills (16:9)
Edit and upload to the Web with built-in software and included USB cable
Smart face tracking technology
Incredible low-light performance
Expandable SD/SDHC Card slot for memory cards up to 32 GB, recording up to 10 hours of HD video
Li-Ion rechargeable battery with in-camera charging
HDMI cable output (HDMI cable included)
Remote control compatible (remote control sold separately)
MAC and PC compatible
Kodak camcorder accessories
A range of accessories are available for the Kodak Playsport camcorder, including:
Kodak SDHC Memory Cards, available in 4, 8 and 16 GB customized for optimal video capture
Kodak Adventure Mount for helmet, handlebars and more
Kodak Cases, Camera Bags and Neck Straps
Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004
Battery charger options including Kodak Li-Ion Universal Battery Charger K7600-C, Kodak Solar Charger KS100-C+2, Kodak Portable Charger KP100-C+2
Kodak video camera model name
Through crowdsourcing, a technique utilizing mass collaboration to achieve a business objective, Kodak received thousands of naming suggestions via Twitter and its 1000 Words blog, for the new camcorder. Two winning entries were chosen: Mike Colbourn of Williston, Vermont, entered the name Play, and Jim Culver of La Mesa, California, entered Sport. Mike and Jim won a trip to Las Vegas and the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show to join Kodak in announcing the new name.
Kodak Playsport camcorder price & availability
The Kodak Playsport camcorder will be available in Abyss (black), Wave Crash (blue) and Adrenaline Rush (purple) for US $149.95 MSRP beginning in April 2010 at major retailers including Best Buy and Amazon, as well as the Kodak website. The Kodak Playsport camcorder is also now available for pre-orders on Amazon.