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Old Sep 2, 2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Kodak PlayFull Dual Camera Zi12 FUll Review.

Welcome. On October 2011, the Kodak Playfull was already in progress, and worked on, going over and over what needed to be done in firmware. January 2012, Kodak made an announcement of a new model called the Kodak Playfull Zi12. And release date to be Feb 2012, that was delayed to April, and Kodak, closed the doors on the camera industry. Kodak and JK Imaging has teamed up, to continue forward, in todays hard times. And the rest is history.

Welcome to the Kodak Playfull Dual Camera Zi12 Full Review, with Kodak's Original name and Company.

Showing the Box, and what you will get inside the box, is as simple as saying, A USB cable, Manual, and Battery, a few pieces of paper, nothing more. Optional Ac adaptor, and optional Mini HDMI plug, and Optional sdhc card and batteries. One good thing Kodak does, is present a excellent box for their Camera's.



unboxing demonstration video



Understanding your Kodak Play Full Dual Camera Zi12, going over the basic details: On the front you have the Zenon flash, power led/recording light, battery door, lens, and tripod and lineyard strap.




The back; (top side added here)Internal mono mic, 3 inch 460k dot screen, 5 button mouse, share button, record movie button, review button, menu button, delete button.




Top side: Actual way of operation of Camera and video! power on/off info button, slider switchs for effects scene select and flash, two stage shutter release button, Bottom side are for your external mic and headset combined, and Micro HDMI port and SDHC upt to 32gb.



Understanding the Camera's screen:

Live view, playback the icons shown are as follows. upper left. vid/cam, time remaining, pic vid count, smart caption, effects, scene selection, rec bullet, rec time, flash(red eye, on, off). Lower left in record, and picture taking, a pip of the still snapped for 2 secs. bat power, macro mode, eleapse time, Right side tele-wide zoom, lower Right still and video count. middle the 9 point focus, and play indicator. vid and still count is wrong and is actually located in lower right as shown.



Operations of the camera:

Simple as turning it on, and aiming at the subject/object, and pressing the button. Leave on Smart capture, or set to one of the effects, scene select, and off you go. Snap a photo during video recording, to grabbing a still frame off a clip in playback. Create a Highlighted movie, to sharing to one of the selected sites. Feel you cannot grab a closer shot, just zoom in up to 4x digital zoom, and not worry bout the camera shake, it has a built in DES (digital Electronic Stabilizer). feel you need better sound, turn up the microphone gain, to plugging in a external Microphone, and be amazed, of the stereo sound, it has to offer. Endless Possibilities..

Stills, Panoramics, and Video's , features and functions:

Capturing Panoramic stills , as simply selecting the mode, holding down the shutter, and images captured. 5 seconds or the amount of pixals used, interruptions of letting off the shutter, or not being leveled.



Using Scene Select. You have for Stills and video, to choose from, some are locked out.
Scene Mode..................... Stills.. Video

Smart Caption ....................... Stills only........... Portrait .................Stills Only
Landscape ..............................Stills only
Backlight......................................... ....................Children ................Stills Only
Self Portrait ............................Stills and Video...Night portrait........Stills and Video
Night Landscape .....................Stills and Video...HDR
Automatic Panorama .............Stills Only...........
High Speed movie WVGA 240F Video only......High speed Movie HD720P120F..Video Only
HDR .........................................Stills Only
Use of high contrast scene
Kodacolor ................................Stills and Video..Ektachrome .......Stills and Video
Kodakchrome...........................Stills and Video..T-Max ................Stills and Video
Tri-X..........................................Stills and Video..Sapia .................Stills and Video

Self Timer Mode for stills and video:

Single photo, 2 photo, 2 second timer, 10 second timer. (2nd pic on 10 second timer will be 8 seconds later). Burst Mode a single shot per 1.5 seconds, until release shutter, otherwise known as a time lapse.

Setting up other features and functions is as easy as going through the Menu, and highlighting your choices.

Trouble shooting: is as easy as asking yourself, some simple questions that caused you to : For example, Why is my picture blurry? Did I shake while snapping, held down halfway the shutter to allow focus.

Online support, or community support, can be found worldwide.

Specifications can be found online or in the guideline manual, extended manual, or online at the site. Any questions, comments, can be discussed down below. The topic will lead to continued information and hoping this was helpful, in your decision, of.
The Kodak PlayFull Dual Camera Zi12

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Conclusion:
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Pro's and con's

Pro's
1. Excellent low level.
2. standby to off in two minutes.
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Con's

1. Battery door may slip off.
2. Sound of rec soud at start up. mutes at times.
3. Discontinuing share sited, Youtube, etc..
4. On/Off may stay on by pressing by mistake
5. Orientation of actual video and stills do not rotate when recorded.
6, protective lens shows ols of sort, not in lens spot light
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Nice, hopefully the new company can improve it and give a 4k version.

Have you seen the new Acer and Samsung touch 4k phablets over at the watch thread? We are now in the zone for $4k.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udQ17VyF8bw

Out and about with the Kodak PlayFull Dual Camera Zi12. The camera speaks for itself, the Kodak Colors, the depth, the stills, the sound, all very pleasing. Shot in Full [email protected], using Cyberlinks Power Director 11 software, you cannot go wrong. You are given Arcsofts TMI, also a very impressive software, free. Just sit back relax and enjoy the show.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y2Mr0Y795I

It's better than no shot at all, and the Kodak Zi12 does just that, gets the shot done. Put into a situation, that works out just fine, if asked. Only if a CPL filter was attached? By that time, the moment would be gone. Why carrying a camera, around when needed is all that is needed.

Enjoy the Kodak moment of the Kodak PlayFull Dual Camera Zi12
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Owner of this cam, and I wonder if others who have this can report in....

pull battery often to reset cam. found this out the hard way. To bad Kodak camera's department no longer exists.
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quite some time camera has been around at Amazon
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