Kodak’s upcoming Zi6 pocket video camera looks like a possible Flip killer. Similar size and shape, but a bit more expensive at $180. But the Zi6 shoots in HD at up to 60 frames per second, it accepts SD cards for storage, and, in a huge win for Mac users, records directly to H.264 format. (The Flip only shoots VGA at 30 fps, and uses a video codec that doesn’t work in iMovie.) The Zi6 also offers a macro focusing mode — Flip’s cameras can’t focus anything closer than about three feet.
I also love that Kodak is starting to get its mojo back in the post-film world.
(Via Andy Ihnatko, to whom Kodak is sending a review unit.)
★ Thursday, 24 July 2008