REVIEW: Head to Head – Kodak PlaySport Zx3 and Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS10

If you could only take one video camera with you on vacation, would you take the Sony Bloggie Touch or the Kodak PlaySport? I was lucky enough to try out both and let you know how each performed.

The things that were most important to me in a video camera were size, durability and picture quality. Both cameras are palm-sized and fit great into a small bag or back pocket. I knew the Kodak PlaySport would be the more rugged camera, and it held up very well to repeated use in the ocean as well as dropping it in the sand. I loved being able to take video as well as photos. I was a little more careful with the Sony since it is not waterproof but still wanted to get plenty of vacation action. This camera comes with a lanyard which was allows you to be hands free until you are ready to shoot.

All in all, both cameras were excellent choices for a vacation. I recommend the Sony for all of your scenic and touring vacation videos. But if you are going to be active/ and or around water like snow skiing and water activities, then the Kodak is the way to go.


Sony BloggieSony Bloggie MHS-TS10 HD
– 3-inch touch screen
– 12 megapixel camera with autofocus
– rechargeable battery
– 4GB or 8GB, up to 4 hours of recording time

– available for $180

Kodak PlaySportKodak PlaySport Zx3
– 2-inch screen
– 5 megapixel camera, BUT waterproof up to 10 feet
– no internal storage, SD and SDHC – up to 32GB

– price range $110 to $150