Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A camcorder the size of your credit card

If you're looking for an ultralight--and ultra-small--camcorder, September will bring a new Kodak Mini Video Camerawith SD card. The camera's billed as being "the size of a credit card" and the dimensions are 2.3 x 0.6 x 3.5 inches and it weighs 2.6 ounces.  (A Flip UltraHD Camcorder,in comparison, is 1.2 x 2.2 x 4.2 inches and weighs in at  6.1 ounces). The price is $99.95 and it comes with a 2GB SD card and flip-out USB arm.

A nice touch: The Kodak Mini not only makes it easy to upload its VGA 30 fps video to Facebook and YouTube, but includes the editing features you'd find on a larger camera like the Kodak Zi8-- including black-and-white, sepia, old movie, fisheye, exposure, sketch, sharpen, negative, water color, and mute audio effects.

Kodak's promoting the fact that this camera can stand up to drops and dings. Communicators might want to focus more on how easy it'd be to use this camera to capture footage without being detected--after all, it looks as if it could fit into a billfold.

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