"Bad design"1.0 starson by saamvapi
Pros: 1080P, image stabilization, still pictures, external memory and removable battery support
Cons: Worst indor video, and bad sound
Summary: I had flip for 3 weeks, loved it and only complaint was image stabalization. when I saw ZI8 review from CNET editor, I just returned flip and order ZI8... Big mistake.. Not sure CNET did enough testing befor posting it's review.
Do not go for Kodak ZI8, 4 of my friends ordered it along with me and all of us returned the ZI8 within 3 days. Couple of major issues as follows
1 Indoor(with full light) video quality is very bad, Flip is way much better.
2 Internal Mono microphone is just next to the image stabilizing motor which end of picking up (chiiiii) noise all the time while playing video, which is very annoying, Kodak accept this technical issue and suggest us to use external microphone. Ya sure..
3 Zi8 is pretty wide model, it is not comfortable to hold in hand while recording video in compare to flip if you have used in past.
4 Button of ZI8 are not as friendly and soft as Flip.
Flip's lens is very good in compare to ZI8, I hope by end of the year Flip comes out with new product which support 1080P, image stabilization, still pictures, external memory and removable battery support