The information “better” in the title really isn’t accurate. How could one choose between the Kodak Playsport Zx5 and the Kodak Playtouch Zi10 when both are such superb units? With so many great features in shared, picking one that’s objectively “best” is impossible. nevertheless, there are differences that can help you select one or the other.
The first difference starts with the case. The Kodak Zx5 is waterproof. The Playtouch form is not. If you plan to record video or shoot stills in a monsoon, dive into the backyard pool, or slide under the groups, the Zx5’s waterproof case is a must. You can take it down to 10 feet for two hours. The Playsport Zx5 is also dustproof and shockproof withstanding falls up to five feet.
already so, the Playtouch is plenty tough enough for normal outdoor use. Take one on a vacation to Cancun in summer and you’ll be fine. Use it at a New York club in winter and you’re nevertheless good to go. It’s rated to resist temperatures of 32F (0C) – 104F (40C) and manufacturers typically understate those figures.
If looks are important to you, there are some minor differences. The Kodak Zx5 comes in bright colors like orange and aqua. The Zi10 offers a more toned-down business look. For those heading out for a cruise, the Playsport might be the preferred choice. If you’re heading to a business conference in Phoenix, the Playtouch might work better. That said, does anyone – including you – care what your pocket camcorder looks like?
The Zx5 and Zi10 are both small and lightweight enough to take anywhere. The Playtouch measures 4.3″ high x 2.3″ wide x 0.6″ thick and weighs less than 4.2 ounces. The Zx5 measures 4.4″ high x 2.3″ wide x 0.7″ thick and tips the scales at 4.4 oz. Not much to tip your scales one way or the other in this case.
The Zi10’s 3-inch LCD characterize is a big larger than the Zx5’s 2-inch characterize. Keep in mind, though, that those numbers are always measured along the diagonal. The rectangles are – visually – pretty close in size. They’re visually close in other ways, too. Both offer Kodak’s LCD Glare protect to make viewing in bright sunlight surprisingly good. Both are clear and bright.
The Zx5 might have a slight edge on ease-of-use in one respect. To upload photos or video to social media sites requires only a simple three-step course of action. Press a button, choose YouTube, Facebook, or one of several others, and up it goes. The Zi10 lacks that button but uploading is nevertheless supremely easy using the menu.
Other similarities make it already harder to choose between the two.
Both models offer a setting to shoot complete HD (1080p). The Zx5 is newer, so it might be a hair better, but the final quality would be hard to detect unless you connect to an HDTV. Both units have a built-in 5MP digital nevertheless camera, abundant in-camera editing options, and software that works on both PC and Mac.