RCA responds to Kodak Pocket HD
When Kodak announced the Zi6 pocket HD Camcorder, it made serious waves. Now, RCA is responding by releasing their own HD version based on their Small Wonder line of pocket camcorders. The EZ300HD will sell for $160 and will shoot 720p HD video and shoot digital still pictures. It has a 2.4” LCD screen, simple thumb buttons that are easy to control (can’t beat a giant red recording button), and 2 GB of internal memory, which is upgradable to the current standard of 16GB, with it’s High Capacity SD card slot. This will translate to up to 10 hours of high definition video.
Another interesting feature is that according to RCA, the EZ300HD has been designed with low light situations in mind. Because of the relative infancy of the HD spectrum, most HD cameras have issues in low light, so the fact that RCA is taking steps to address low light video it a noteworthy one. Powered by lithium ion batteries, the EZ300HD promises longer battery life over the traditional AAs that usually power the pocket camera standard. And with a swing out lens assembly which allows for self video taping, the RCA300HD promises some very fun use at parties. But don’t expect to do extreme closeup photography, as the EZ300HD has no macro capability.
Hat Tip – The Giz