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Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Camcorder Quiets Down

The Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera, is a bit chunkier than other pocket video camcorders, but it has a lot to recommend it -- including a larger 2.4" display, and the flexibility to shoot HD (1280 x 720) and standard-def (640 x 480) video, 60 fps HD for fast motion, plus still photos (2048 x 1536), with a close-up macro mode (see previous post).

My major complaint was that you couldn't silence the built-in sound effects, as it beeped every time you started and stopped recording -- so much for being unobtrusive with a small cam.

But the beep is gone with a new firmware update that lets you disable it in the setup menu (see the Kodak support page). However, Kodak is being coy about the upgrade -- it's undated, and described only as "corrects a discrepancy between User's Guide information and actual camera function."

Oh, and the street price of the Kodak Zi6 is down to $149...

See my Digital Camcorders Gallery for specs and comparisons of pocket video camcorders.

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