If you’re searching for a cool, compact video camera for your youngster, consider the Kodak PlayFull. It records 720p HD video and is small and sleek enough to be carried around 24 / 7 in any pocket or purse. In fact, it is only around the size of a credit card.
Available right now at under $50 (last checked, May 5th 2013), the Kodak PlayFull offers good value for money.
Features of the Kodak Playfull waterproof video camera
- Waterproof, dust-proof and drop-proof!
- 2-inch LCD display
- Easy email and uploading with the Kodak Share button
- Built-in image stabilization
- Smart face tracking technology
- Macro mode
- Compatible with both Mac and PC
- Superior low light performance
- Optional remote control
- Built-in USB arm
It also claims to be dust-proof (thanks to its sturdy, rugged design) and drop-proof. According to the manufacturer, the Playfull can withstand drops of up to 5 ft. As well as being built to last (and survive the elements), this camcorder makes sharing your images and video footage super simple.
The 3-step process couldn’t be easier. When you are in Review mode, press the Share button. Then select your destination, such as YouTube or Facebook. Finally, connect your camcorder to your computer (or insert your memory card) and sit back while your files are instantly uploaded to your chosen destination. You can even share on a number of social networking sites and email addresses at one time!
This model is perfect for older kids and teenagers who want to take good quality video footage and easily share it online with their friends, but can’t be bothered carrying around a traditional camcorder.
The Playfull gets good reviews from customers, mainly due to the technology (including face tracking, digital image stabilization and lowlight performance) and the price. Sure, more sophisticated camcorders are available – but not at $50!
The only downside is that the white model requires an SD card to operate, which is not included.