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Old Feb 15, 2010, 10:12 PM   #861
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Thanks for the advice.

I tried entering settings before the screen goes black, but no go.
I'll look for a replacement battery next.

When I get home, I will try to replace the camera via Amazon, where I bought it, else I will try Kodak support.

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were you not able to buy a spare battery at where you are located? You are goijg to need it anyway...

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 4:10 AM   #862
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Thanks for the advice.

I tried entering settings before the screen goes black, but no go.
I'll look for a replacement battery next.

When I get home, I will try to replace the camera via Amazon, where I bought it, else I will try Kodak support.

P.

here @ steves, I personally am sorryt ohear that. best contact Amazon A.S.A.P. I am sure you'll get a new one for sure.

By contacting Kodak they'll make you go throuigh thesupport, technical in philipenes. and back to support with a order number, and promise you a replacement, while they'l lrepair the damaged one, and back to you,

my opinion, I heard it goes to a 3rd party,and they only look, repair if neccessary and give back. best Amazon.
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Old Feb 17, 2010, 7:05 AM   #863
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I've made some indoor footage last weeked with the Zi8 and my old Sony Digital-8 camera, and I have to say the Zi8 had much more detail and much less noise (not mentioning that it was not interlaced), so I was pleasently surprised
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I made a video comparison of how the Zi8 Compares to the Samsung umx h10 - I ended up getting both.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alOtnIpzc8

The colour alone is outstanding!
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 10:00 AM   #865
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I made a video comparison of how the Zi8 Compares to the Samsung umx h10 - I ended up getting both.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alOtnIpzc8

The colour alone is outstanding!
Welcome Aboard SuperR......

Glad you are enjoying both the worlds there. they are great cams.

will comment later when signed in on youtube thanks 5 stars
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Thanks Fishy
the biggest thing I've noticed is the sound - any wind kills all recording essentially. Is there some way to make a basic wind blocker?
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 3:05 PM   #867
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I found using the Kodak did pritty well, video'ing varies. so one shot may be great, while others not.

opening up the cover will show exactly where the mic lies, and it is still inside the cam, this cover isgreat to do some mods with. and this may be just one of them.

lense paper for glasses, coton swab, toliet tissue. clinex. etc....

placed inside may bounce the air, the more you dampen the better or worseit can be.

If you do this, once done, and while filming you cannot remove, till you're at or with a screwdriver. So testing can be trialed, not blowing a hair dryer, but a fan maybe, or waving a fan in front that is motorless, like a paper.

Then the mic gain may have to be raised , or lowered, depending on the stregth of the sound.

just lowering the Mic may help, but it may just lower what is still there.

I h ope my advice is useful, if not its was worth a shot. that would be the poject I would do thanks

thank you for the kind words..............and vica verca......
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 10:15 AM   #868
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I am week one of a three week vacation far from home and my Zi8 just died.

I charged the camera overnight using a USB charger, this morning the camera turns on, shows live video, the resolution selection screen, the battery shows full, as the time remaining is shown on the screen, the screen goes dark, not off, and after about a minute the camera powers off with the Kodak animation.

I tried removing the battery, powering on without the SD card, no go.
If I connect the camera to the PC the USB drives show up.

Any ideas how to fix this?

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here is a idea

the usb port of the cam the onewhere we pop outto plugto a lap etc. I bet that is the issue of thescreen goind to a standby. just hit me.

so see if the pins did not get damaged.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfm-1Sp9SuE
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05JVjToxheY

Here today we had a Big Storm, not a pencle pusher. lol so you'll get no sympothy from me if yuo stayed home. LOL

This video really shows the power of the kodak zi8, beingsafe is always first.
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must be global warming...cherry blossom in full bloom this week, a full month ahead of schedule..but why is the east coast getting all that white stuff? not fair!

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