It is certainly the best 118.00 GBP I have ever invested in a camera.
Having read the literature and spent many hours looking through reviews on youtube I became very interested in what the camera could offer.
Well on opening the box you are amazed by the actual size of the unit... there is nothing on the internet that actually comes close to the real thing. It is no bigger than a typical mobile phone.... it is fairly light with enough weight to feel solid in your hand.
The quality of the handset is outstanding. The chassis is solid. The casing is made of durable solid plastics. Nothing creaks or bends as you hold it. The buttons all seem precise and the screen is bright and clear. There were a number of comments/concerns on the internet about the size of the screen being smaller than say the Zi8. The size of the screen is more than enough for what you will need.
The functionality of the camera is so easy. I almost question why they put an instruction manual in the box. Within a couple of minutes of switching the unit on you will be fully up and running. Recording is a one click operation and playback and delete are only another few clicks away. The sound playback on the unit is excellent with the option to switch off the audio.
We have tested the waterproof function of the camera. The underwater filming is crisp even without the option of the H2O button.
A 16gb SDHC Class 4 Card gives you the following record times
720p 60fps 3:02
720p 30fps 4:24
I have uploaded a number of recordings to `Youtube' and the family have been impressed. Its so easy. The software that is included is fine.... obviously if you fancy yourself as a bit of a James Cameron then you may want to invest in something that's a bit more for the non-amateur
There is no flash and there is no macro so if that is essential then this is not the camera for you.
However if you want something that can be put in the car, chucked in a handbag or taken to the beach and will give you a great picture then the Kodak Playsport is for you.
The 5mp camera is just a bonus in my mind!
Seriously 118.00 GBP for the flexibility and quality of this camera is awesome......