Camcorder: Kodak Zi6 or Zi8 in low light?


#1

Hi there,

I just got the Zi6 and I think it does a pretty bad job in average to low light inside. Quick question: is the Zi8 better under these conditions? If so, I’m going to get it - otherwise I’ll keep the Zi6 and spend some time on thinking about carrying a small spotlight (any suggestions?) to do some filming on tournaments.


#2

I have the Zi8 and it’s pretty noisy under low light. All of these cheap small sensor cameras are going to perform badly I’m afraid, you’ll need one with a much larger sensor to get better quality.


#3

Yeah, had that thought, too. But I’m not willing to spend more than 200 EUR on a camera I only use sometimes, so I just would like to know how they behave directly in this certain situation - that means, if the Zi8 is worth the higher price.


#4

I’ve not seen the Zi6 so can’t comment on their differences, that said the Zi8 was pretty well received. See this review: http://gizmodo.com/5328408/kodak-zi8-1080p-pocket-camcorder-review-your-move-flip


#5

Just made my decision: Zi8 is the way to go. Thanks for the article link.


#6

No probs. I wouldn’t put much hope in the 1080p video, it’s just not really up to the task. The 720p/60fps is excellent though.