KODAK Zx1 Pocket Video Camera
Pros: This pocket-size camcorder-camera takes crisp high-def video, and uploading to YouTube is easy thanks to the built-in USB connector.
Cons: An 8GB memory card takes only one hour of HD video, and the camera’s still-picture quality isn’t great.
Bottom Line: It’s ideal for filming quick movies, but keep your point-and-shoot. kodak.com; $149.
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