Pros Wide viewing angle on lens, good quality picture, better sound quality than prior models, more portable and rugged! I came from the Zi8 and got my Playsport this week. Small and portable, and it feels very comfortable in the hands.
Cons The things this is missing that the Zi8 had are (1) USB plug (which I don't think is a big deal since I have SD card readers in my computers) (2) macro mode (which I never really used on the Zi8 and (3) external mic (I never used this either).
Summary Overall it's the best on the market. Better pics than the Flip models and higher capactiy (up to 32GB SD card). I have a 16GB SDHC card in mine and have hours of great video. The Playsport has a wider viewing angle than the Zi8 so fits more in the picture! Also, the mic seems to be more sensitive and picks up voices/sounds better. The screen is smaller, but that's fine with me; just makes it more portable! This is the best $150 I've spent! If you go diving, make sure to attach something that floats to the camera so it doesn't sink below the 10ft depth limit.
Pros The are small and fit in your purse and able to take anywhere without a lot of fuss.
Cons the camera stops for no reason in the middle of filming after only using the camera a few times. Re-setting the camera was recommended by Kodak. Now, I have 2 cameras that will not come back on.
Summary I bought 2 cameras for Christmas gifts, 2 weeks later, each within a day of each other, the cameras locked up for no reason. I do not suggest anyone to buy this camera. It seemed like a really good camera and had good reviews. My experience is not a good one at all. Both cameras are being returned for a refund and will not be buying a Kodak again.
Pros Small and waterproof
Cons Bad video quality indoors, which is where i shot most of my videos(father of twin babies)
Summary Good for outdoors, period!
Pros The camera has everything I needed it was compact, easy to operate, had HD features and it does have a SD card 30MB slot.
Cons Button placement I think.
I used the camera 3 times out of the package. On the fourth it failed to power up. I called the Kodak help line. Essentially I repeated the same troubleshooting steps I had already taken. I had the camera less than 30 days s
Summary I will supplement my opinion after I get the camera back and use it.
Pros Great videos
Cons Warranty provides only refurbished cameras
Summary I am on my fourth camera in a 9 month period. The first leaked and was replaced with a refurbished camera. The second leaked and was replaced. The third failed for no reason and was never in water. I am now on my fourth camera. Kodak will never replace your camera with a new one, only refurbished.