Kodak PlayTouch: Review

The Kodak PlayTouch is a small, pocket-sized video camera, from the look charming and with vertical grip, whose main characteristic is that it is equipped with an LCD display 3-inch touch screen that allows you to scroll through the intuitive video.

This camera also allows you to make movies Full HD video and take photos of 5 MP. It has, then, the push-out USB arm for easy connection to your PC and uploading photos and movies to YouTube, miniHDMI input, 4x digital zoom, internal memory of 128 MB, expandable with SD or SDHC cards, and digital image stabilizer.

Kodak PlayTouch: Design

The Kodak PlayTouch is a compact digital camera, the extremely small size and rounded shapes. It has an LCD display 3-inch capacitive touch screen below which there is a convenient button for video recording. Its dimensions are, instead, 109.2 mm in height, 58.4 mm in width and 15.2 mm in depth, while the weight is 99.2 grams.

Kodak PlayTouch: Kodak PlayTouch – Features and Functionality

The Kodak PlayTouch is a compact digital camera, and pocket presented this year by the manufacturer. Heir to the Kodak PlayTouch, it takes up only part of the design, presenting. More rounded shapes, but differs especially for the touch screen display, absent on the old model, which will be discussed in greater detail below.

For the moment, we are to analyze the technical data of this camera, which include a video sensor type CMOS 1/3, 2 inches and with an effective resolution of 5 mega pixels. As for the optics, has a target to 3.9 mm format equivalent: 35 mm to 35 mm for video and 33 mm for the photos. It also a 4x digital zoom for recording subjects in the distance.

With the Kodak PlayTouch is possible to create great-looking movies Full HD video, so with maximum resolution of 1,920×1080 pixels, but also take quality pictures with a maximum resolution of 5.3 mega pixels. Among other things, the user has the possibility to choose the video quality best suited to the needs, between the HD quality, then from 1,280×720 pixels, at 60 or 30 frames per second, or the quality WVGA at 30 frames per second.

Speaking now of the functions and features of this camera, it should be definitely mentioned the ease of use provided by an unparalleled maneuverability and the capacitive touch screen display. The user interface is very intuitive, with the ability to view the menu either vertically or horizontally, by simply rotating the camera.

Always remaining to speech screen, one mounted on the Kodak PlayTouch has two modes glare, thanks to which you can increase the contrast or view black and white, but the effects are only applied to the screen and not to images. If you want to take photos and videos with special effects, you can use various artistic filters when shooting, specifically Black White, Sepia, High saturation and Movies 70. Also interesting is the slow-motion playback, allowing you to easily capture all the details.

Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera
Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera

The high interesting Features of the Kodak PlayTouch is the ability to quickly connect the camcorder to a computer using the USB arm pull, so download and upload images and video, as well as recharge the camcorder. Very simple and intuitive are also uploading videos and pictures on YouTube and Facebook and sharing via the Share button.

There are no shortage editing functions and trimming video, adding a voice to the video, adding pictures to videos and photos from the acquisition of individual video frames. As for the other functions available, the Playtouch is also equipped with digital image stabilization, perfect for pictures and portraits and sharp at all times, Face Detection technology, very useful for perfect portraits, and the possibility of obtaining perfect color even in low-light conditions.

Finally, at the top of Kodak PlayTouch there is a 3.5 mm audio jack through which you can connect an external microphone more powerful than what was built. Do not miss the entrance miniHDMI for connection to next-generation TVs. Not to be underestimated, finally, the ability to expand the internal memory of 128 MB, memory cards Secure Digital or SDHC to be inserted into the slot.

Finally, the purchase package includes rechargeable battery, power adapter, USB cable for charging the camera, HDMI and AV cables, wrist strap Premium, custody, software and user manual.


The Kodak PlayTouch is a compact Full HD digital video camera whose most interesting feature is undoubtedly the handy touch screen display that facilitates access to various menus and the use of various functions. Among these, we have to mention those to edit video directly on the camera and loading facilitated on social networks. Always be pointed out is the push-out USB arm and the entrance miniHDMI. Interesting package purchase.

Where to Buy Kodak PlayTouch

Value of Money

PROS : Vertical grip; HDMI; Package; Movies Full HD video; UDB Removable Arm.

CONS : Digital Stabilizer; Width objective; Only digital zoom.

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