Hands on with the Kodak Zi6

The small digital camera found in pockets and purses across the globe may soon have a companion—the pocket digital camcorder. These diminutive moving-picture makers produce quality good enough for casual viewing and YouTube and cost less than $200.

Several weeks ago I took a look at Pure Digital’s Flip Ultra pocket camcorder and pronounced it good. But that was then and this is now and while I still believe the Flip Ultra is a good camcorder, my current favorite, the Kodak Zi6, is better. At $180 it costs the same as the Flip Mino yet, unlike the Ultra or Mino, can shoot in 720p HD, uses removable batteries, and carries an SD memory slot, allowing you to store up to 32GB of content.

In this episode of the Macworld Video I take you on a short tour of that camera.

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Show Notes

The Kodak Zi6 remains a popular item so you won’t find it offered at steep discounts. The 2GB Flip Mino, on the other hand, can be found at your local Costco for the very attractive price of $140.

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