I am in the pre-pack stage of our trip to Disneyland and our Disney Cruise in December. By that, I mean that I have a bag that I am putting aside must-have items in so they are not misplaced between now and our trip date. In a house with 3 kids, precautions like that need to be made!
One item that is most definitely coming on our trip is our new KODAK PLAYFULL HD Video Camera. This is not the first, or only, HD Video Camera I’ve had but it’s most certainly the most advanced.
The KODAK PLAYFULL HD records in full 1080p high definition which is great for displaying the video later on your HD TV. If you plan to simply use the video taken for sharing online, you can switch modes and record in WVGA which can then save you considerable space on your memory card.
Many functions overlap on HD Video Cameras but one that is new to me on the KODAK PLAYFULL is the ability to edit the videos taken right on the camera. Taking video with 3 kids can be a bit chaotic and sometimes I can get a great shot, only to end it with an argument between the two oldest or the baby crying because she’s had enough. Now I can edit as I go, which in turn saves room on my memory card as well.
Still shots can also be edited right on the camera, to allow you to take the perfect scene from a video and transform it into a sepia toned photo, for example, or maybe brighten up the scene. Actually, when taking video the 3.8 cm LCD adjusts to the light around you – so you can actually SEE the screen when taking video outdoors (this has been a pet peeve of mine with other cameras!)
The features on this camera truly make it a rock-star for me, and it’s the 4th hand held video camera I’ve reviewed over the years!
If you’re going to purchase a HD Video Camera:
1) Go with a well-known brand
2) Consider extra features like the ones I mentioned here to make your purchase more that “just” a video camera
The KODAK PAYFULL is a winner for me, and will hopefully be packed full of amazing Disney memories at the end of our holiday that I can share with all of you! It can be purchased for $149.95 at the Kodak store online or at a retailer near you this holiday season.
I wouldn’t leave you out of the fun! 1 of my Canadian readers is going to win their own KODAK PLAYFULL HD Video Camera to capture memories this holiday season! To enter to win, just leave me a comment here sharing one special moment you would like to capture this season.
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This giveaway will end on December 16th at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian addresses only.