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Kodak Playfull ZE1

We have collected and analysed 6 expert reviews and 358 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 62/100 and users rate it 71/100. The average review date is 05-02-2013. We have compared these reviews to 369383 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 13-12-2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Kodak Playfull ZE1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability. There are mixed views on the zoom and durability.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm - Blue/SilverKodak PlayFull ZE1 Full HD 1080P, Image Stabilisation with Built-in USB Arm - Blue/Silver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Kodak Playfull ZE2 review


A low-risk option for water-based stills or video

Easy to use, even with gloves ; Affordable watersports camera

1MP still images lack detail ; Digital zoom degrades image

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Burrell (

Kodak Playfull ZE1 review


A camcorder aimed at a young, fashion-conscious user, the Kodak Playfull ZE1 comes in a choice of black or silver with blue, orange or purple detailing around the lens.

We liked the look of this camcorder, and its multitude of sharing options. The lightweight feel and price suggest that it is for a younger market. Bad image quality in low light conditions, limited internal memory and a small screen let down the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Kodak PlayFull Ze1


Ideal for a young child or those who don't want expensive equipment just to record videos.

Extraordinarily compact; Good low light results for its class

Terrible color and “white balance”:; No manual controls whatever

For the past few years, Kodak has excelled at making reliable, compact camcorders that are both cheap and easy to use. The PlayFull Ze1 certainly has all those traits, and, continuing in true Kodak fashion, the camcorder avoids many of the useless...

Oct, 2011

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Kodak PLAYFULL ZE1 Review


I have been using a video camera now for 30 years and currently have a Panasonic SD900, which is the "DB", SD60 and many others.

Jul, 2012

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Great bit of kit


Purchased this to replace a flip camera that got lost. This is a bit smaller than the flip camera but pretty much does all the same things but it's a lot cheaper. I did not read the product spec very well and assumed it came with large built in memory...

May, 2012

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Kodak Playfull ZE1


This is small & very easy to use, ideal for teenagers.

The image quality on the screen is average but that is probably because it's small. However this has no impact on the image you get on a lager screen-that's very good. Doesn't come with any form of memory card, so make sure you get one straight away...

Feb, 2012

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Kodak Playfull ZE1


A brilliant little video recorder - would highly recommend

Jan, 2012

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Kodak Playfull ZE1


Small and lightweight, fits in your bag and ready for use at any time, battery life is excellent, the fingertip controls make the camera easy to use abiliity to switch from Video to camera mode at at touch. The camera comes complete with HDMI cable...

Side compartments are a bit fiddly to gain access, small screen but it is a small camcorder so dont expect a huge screen.

Jan, 2012

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Kodak Playfull ZE1




Oct, 2011

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Kodak Playfull ZE1 HD Video Camera, 8GB Memory + 6 piece bonus bundle! Blue-Silver


Did not get the brush and air squeeze thingy.


Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:5


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / black&white, Sepia, Vivid / Sepia
Supported aspect ratios:4:3


Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue, Silver / Purple, Silver / Silver / White
Tripod mountable:No / Yes
Tripod mounting supported:N / Y


Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT LCD
Display diagonal:3.81 / 5.08
Display resolution (numeric):70200
Touchscreen: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.5 / 1 / 1.0 - ∞

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.3
Effective megapixels (movie):5
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2 / 25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5 / 5.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):3.9 - 35 / 3.9 - 44
Focal length range (f-f):31
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No

Other features

Audio output:1
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7\nMAC OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7;\nMacintosh 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 + / WINDOWS XP SP2/Vista/7+\nMac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6+\nSafari 1.1+
Interface:HDMI/USB 2.0 / USB / USB 2.0
Internal Memory:128
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 4 (1.4GHz) / Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM;\n1024 × 768;\nIE 6.0;\nSafari 1.1. / Internet Explorer 6.0+\nCD-ROM\nUSB 1.1+ / Internet Explorer 6.0+\nCD-ROM\nUSB 1.1+\n64MB GPU
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Arcsoft Media Impression
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:Exif 2.21
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:18
Internal storage capacity:0.125
Maximum memory card size:32


Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p / 720p
Video formats supported:MPEG4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.27 / 1.57 / 1.7 / 9.9
Height :10 / 4.1 / 9.4
Weight:85 / 95
Width:1.8 / 4.17 / 5.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto