720p video from a digicam

I tested the Kodak Z1275 digicam tonight, which has the unique ability to record 720/30p video. Video comes out ok, although there is no image stabilization, autofocus when zooming in/out is problematic, and the on board microphone is not good. But as long as you use a tripod, you are interested in sceneries with background music and no voice, and you don’t zoom too much, it can substitute for a camcorder (it records 15 mins of HD video on a 1 GB SD card — that bitrate could have been better too).

720p scaled down to 480×270

I also posted a review of Cineform’s NeoHD over at FreshDV.

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Jessie wrote on October 10th, 2007 at 10:44 PM PST:


Your post is very informative.

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