The Kodak Play Sport Zx3 is an exceptional waterproof camera. With high definition technology, it truly delivers high quality images. A friend recently purchased this camera and could not stop raving about it. I borrowed the camera to see what all the hype was about. After a careful review, I was simply amazed at its functionality. I tested the camera near the sink, only to discover how quickly it can dry. There was hardly any water retention, and the components remained dry as well. From photos to video, the camera has a firm grip and is highly convenient. Kodak has really hit the mark with this fine camera.
While reviewing the camera, I immediately noticed its durability. It is very sturdy and guaranteed not to break. User-friendly buttons also complement the soft exterior. With a glossy finish around the lens, it offers true contemporary design. The auto-focus and zoom features are superb, which allow precision shooting. The camera, however, does not feature an external microphone input. It also does not have a macro switch, as opposed to other Play Sport models. Despite these missing enhancements, I still feel the camera is very worthy. With premier waterproof design, it’s the perfect solution for overpriced cameras. The camera is equipped with several ports, with a wide array of compatible features.
The software interface delivers a variety of functions. From image resolution to still mode, you can implement several changes. The interface does seem intricate, which might throw you off at first. You can, however, test the settings before applying them. It did take me a little while to get used to it. After I felt comfortable, I was able to capture stunning photos and video. I especially liked the 4-way pad, which consists of highly visible icons. The operations are pretty simple, as opposed to the Toshiba Camileo H-30. That particular model is a bit hard to operate, due to a variety of enhanced components. With the Zx3, I was able to access most features without issues.
Zx3 Image Quality
The Zx3 produces sharp imagery and video. With 1080p compatibility, it carries on the tradition of fine Kodak cameras. While most critics do not see much of a change, this was the first time I used this camera. The sensor is pretty sharp, which counters blurriness and grainy images. I also felt the Flip Side feature is perfect for simple transport. From wallets to small cases, it’s easy to carry and take out. I am thoroughly pleased with this camera, and recommend it to all camera aficionados.