Lets face it, most video cameras, even those that record great video, take horrible digital stills. However, the Kodak Playfull Dual Camera aims to be a premium video camera, that also promises to take the same great photos that you would expect to find on a dedicated digital camera. The Playful Dual Camera accomplishes this by packing in a 12MP illuminated CMOS sensor on its backside, along with a built-in Xenon flash, and a 26mm wide-angle lens for stills, as well as multiple scene modes and films effect such as KODAKCOLOR, EKTACHROME, T-MAX, TRI-X and sepia.
When it comes to its video prowess, the camera sports a 31 mm wide-angle lens and it is able to record video up-t0 1080P HD video at an impressive 60fps. It also features a 4X digital zoom, and on-camera editing for trimming video clips on the spot. And editing clips on the spot shouldn’t be too difficult at all with the Playfull Dual’s 3″ HVGA LCD that uses Kodak Color Science technology and Glare Shield.
Finally, the Kodak Playfull Dual Camera sports an external microphone jack for some serious filming. This is an unusual feature that so many video cameras in this price range lack, and it’s sorely missed. The Kodak Playfull Dual Camera will be available in a choice of black or white and will retail for a very reasonable $199.95.