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Coleman Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue)

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Product Highlights
  • Full 1080p HD Video
  • 8MP Resolution
  • 3x Digital Zoom
  • 2" LCD Screen
  • Records to MicroSD Cards
  • Waterproof Up to 10' (3m)

The Coleman Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera is a rugged little traveler that will match you stride for stride. Take it swimming, hiking, or skiing, and its CMOS sensor with 3x digital zoom will let you capture full 1080p HD video or 8-megapixel photos of all the fun. With an ergonomic housing that's waterproof up to 10 feet, the camera contains a 2" LCD screen and two rows of easy-to-use buttons for recording sharp, colorful video onto affordable MicroSD memory cards (sold separately). USB 2.0 and HDMI outputs make it easy to view your footage on a computer or HDTV, while included image editing software gives you the ability to create and upload polished videos to websites such as YouTube--for sharing your adventures with the world.

Ultra compact body
Waterproof to 10 ft (3m)
Full 1080p HD video
8 megapixels resolution
2" color LTPS LCD display
3X digital zoom
Direct upload to YouTube and other sharing sites
Micro SD/HC card expandable to 16GB
Built-In HDMI port for HD connectivity to HDTVs
Built-In USB 2.0 port for quick uploading
Rugged, durable, and sleek
Perfect for swimming pool & parks, beach & outdoor activities, skiing & winter sports
Camera
Sensor 1x 8 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Optics
Lens Fixed Focus 8.5 mm (16: 9)
f/2.8
Zoom Digital: 3x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media microSD/SDHC Up To 16GB Video/Image
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8 Megapixel
Channels Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Not Specified By Manufacturer
Screen Size 2"
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Tripod Mount None
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x Mini-USB
1x HDMI C (Mini)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
Languages English
System Requirements Windows
  • XP

Mac
  • OS X 10.4
Battery 2x AA Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 4.0 x 0.8" / 5.7 x 10.2 x 1.9 cm
Weight 1 lb / .45 kg
Coleman Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue)
  • Camcorder Pouch
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • ArcSoft Software
  • Hand Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    ColemanWaterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Red)
     
    3.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    62%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Great picture quality (9)
    • Large clear LCD (5)
    • Good in low light (4)
    • Image stabilization (4)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (5)
    • Poor in low light (5)
    • Poor sound (5)
    • No external mic input (4)
    • No image stabilization (4)

    Best Uses

    • HD shooting (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Home movies (5)
    • Documentaries (3)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Casual user (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best waterproof camcorder

    I am a Canon diehard fan. But Canon does not have a rugged waterproof camcorder. I decided to take a stab at this, because Coleman is definitely a tried and tested brand when...Read complete review

    I am a Canon diehard fan. But Canon does not have a rugged waterproof camcorder. I decided to take a stab at this, because Coleman is definitely a tried and tested brand when it comes to the outdoors. At 1080P the video recording is fine. But, at 720p and 60 frames per second this camera rocks, the results are great. I have used it around and in water. I am planning to use this for our Disney World vacation this year in the various parks. This camera takes 8MP stills, so now I have a camera that can take video and stills on demand wet or dry. It has a 5MP sensor, so the 8MP is an interpolated image; still comes out looking decent. I have other cameras in the same category like Flip and Samsung both do not compare, even at 720p 60 frames per second. [$] pricetag is also very affordable. Easy to carry, very user friendly to move files from the camera to the computer or directly to Youtube. Nightvision would be nice but most of my recordings will be in Daylight. Bottom line great camera and I have no cons to talk about.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointing

    I am really sorry to have to write a negative review about this camera. It is compact. It takes great HD video (particularly in the 720P setting). The still pics are adequate. ...Read complete review

    I am really sorry to have to write a negative review about this camera. It is compact. It takes great HD video (particularly in the 720P setting). The still pics are adequate. It functions great under water. So, what is negative?

    The movies (.MOV format) cannot be edited in any software that I have. In Sony Vegas Studio 9 the sound and the pictures are not in synch. In Pinnacle HD 14 and in Avid Studio there is no (zero; zip) sound at all. None. Silent movies. I can open the .MOV files in QuickTime 7 Pro and export to .AVI format and then edit in Pinnacle Studio and Avid Studio (with audio) but that is more work than I really think ought to be needed to edit movies from a new digital camera. And, to boot, the exported AVI file is 4:3 and no longer 16:9.

    The camera is also very difficult to hold steady. There is no flash but in fairness, I knew that. In anything less than ideal light conditions, the still shots are blurry (due to slow shutter speed). In ideal circumstances, the movies are shaky because it is difficult to hold steady. And, to compound the issue, the brighter the light (i.e., better pics) the harder it is to see the LCD screen on the back of the camera to frame the pics.

    This camera is a real disappointment. I had such high hopes for this little camera that I not only bought one for myself but also one for my grandson to take with us on a Grand Canyon rafting trip. Alas, I will have to look for another waterproof camera to take on that trip.

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    1.0

    Disappointing

    By erisajd

    from Minneapolis MN

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Good movies in 720P

    Cons

    • Can't edit the movies
    • No image stabilization
    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • When you are around water

    Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue):

    I am really sorry to have to write a negative review about this camera. It is compact. It takes great HD video (particularly in the 720P setting). The still pics are adequate. It functions great under water. So, what is negative?

    The movies (.MOV format) cannot be edited in any software that I have. In Sony Vegas Studio 9 the sound and the pictures are not in synch. In Pinnacle HD 14 and in Avid Studio there is no (zero; zip) sound at all. None. Silent movies. I can open the .MOV files in QuickTime 7 Pro and export to .AVI format and then edit in Pinnacle Studio and Avid Studio (with audio) but that is more work than I really think ought to be needed to edit movies from a new digital camera. And, to boot, the exported AVI file is 4:3 and no longer 16:9.

    The camera is also very difficult to hold steady. There is no flash but in fairness, I knew that. In anything less than ideal light conditions, the still shots are blurry (due to slow shutter speed). In ideal circumstances, the movies are shaky because it is difficult to hold steady. And, to compound the issue, the brighter the light (i.e., better pics) the harder it is to see the LCD screen on the back of the camera to frame the pics.

    This camera is a real disappointment. I had such high hopes for this little camera that I not only bought one for myself but also one for my grandson to take with us on a Grand Canyon rafting trip. Alas, I will have to look for another waterproof camera to take on that trip.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great camera - No Memory card

    By frankie_b

    from Hampton, Virginia

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

      Bought for artistic 14 year old daughter and she loves it. The only problem is you cannot use it right out of the box becuase you need to buy a mini-memory card.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      Buy for short captures only

      By Art

      from New York

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

        Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

        The battery life is horrible. Filming for an extended amount of time on HD drains the battery within 20 minutes. Otherwise very good and easy to use. Also, no tripod stand and the bottom has a weird clip that makes it impossible to balance camera standing up (incredibly inconvenient).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolute must for outdoor activities

        By alfonso-lanka

        from Negombo, Sri Lanka

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • No tripod connector

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Travel

        Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Red):

        Whenever I hit the road, this little viceocam is with me. And I'm often on the road. Great HD quality, and WATERPROOF. I've not used it under water yet, but it's attached to the motorcycle, AND I'm living in the tropics. That should tell you enough. A heavy tropical downpoor while cruising at 60 mph is probably worse than a dip under water.
        I just live it!
        Next May it will go with me on a 15,000 km journey throughout India, from tropical swamps over hot deserts to freezing Himalayan mountains. Actually that's the reason I bought it in the first place. It will help to make a 3-hour documentary DVD, particularly with the 'on-the-road' shots.

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        5.0

        Love it!!!

        By DoraJeanEpling

        from Tontitown,Arkansas

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films

          Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

          We use it hiking and camping it takes great videos and is easy to use

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Nice & solid cam

          By Lobo Atado

          from Bs As, Argentina

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • No External Mic Input
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Travel

          Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

          Useful cam, easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Buttons

          By dhmtbike

          from windber, pa

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • No External Mic Input
          • No image stabilization
          • Poor In Low Light
          • Poor Sound
          • Poor Still Image

          Best Uses

            Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

            Received item for a Father's day present. Used camera not even a hand full of times. The end of August took it with me in my pack for a camping trip. Took it out of my pack to use it and the rubber seal where the buttons are at started coming out couldn't repair it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Doesn't work with MAC

            By Kevin

            from Virginia

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • No External Mic Input
            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue):

            Works fine in the water

            Doesn't work with the MAC (Apple computers)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Good video, poor audio & photo quality

            By Joe (the) Walker

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Complicated To Operate
              • No image stabilization
              • Poor Image Quality
              • Poor In Low Light
              • Poor Sound
              • Poor Still Image

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting

              Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

              I did not like the fact that this camera does not have a flash. I don't really know why I didn't pay attention to this when I bought it - my bad!. The video quality is good although "too shaky" (it should have a sensor or something - image stabilization - to alleviate this problem). When recording under water, the audio is just terrible! Photo quality may be good at 8 MP, but to get a good pic without getting it "shaky" is extremely difficult [*]. Photo quality is very low compared to other cheap cameras. I mean, I was not really expecting the quality of a SLR, but the results are far away from what I was expecting of the device. In addition, the device has a sticker over 3 dots that are supposed to be the speaker. I guess Coleman did this on purpose since there is no audio output going through this 3 hidden holes at all. To conclude my review, I have to say that the sticker I just mentioned says: "YouTube Direct Upload ... Easily Upload HD Videos to YouTube". Liars! There isn't a single function in the device that "easily uploads the videos to YouTube!

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good little Camcorder for [$]

              By Bud

              from NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

                  My main gripe is the lack of a tripod mount. This is an easy to use video camera with pretty basic functionality.
                  The 1080p video isn't all that sharp or smooth, but for such a small underwater camcorder, it's good. I've seen people say it has a 720p 60fps mode... this is not true... it has a 848x480 60fps mode.
                  Alkaline AA batteries last a good amount of time when compared to other digital cameras that use AAs.(advantage of low power CMOS sensor)
                  If your expecting BluRay quality videos, this is not for you.
                  Otherwise, it's great.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Surprisingly Good

                  By J the Kayaker

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • No External Mic Input
                  • Poor Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue):

                  I used this on a recent whitewater kayaking trip. It worked wonderfully and 2 AA batteries lasted all weekend. The HD quality is actually HD. For the price, I was pleasantly surprised.

                  Pros: Picture Quality, Battery Life, Price, Definitely waterproof (I was upside down multiple times in the water)

                  Cons: Audio is weak, water doesn't come off the lens quickly when wet and makes images blurry (have to wait a few minutes to dry), not many movie editors available for .MOV format

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best waterproof camcorder

                  By Edmund Parker

                  from Texas

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Blue):

                  I am a Canon diehard fan. But Canon does not have a rugged waterproof camcorder. I decided to take a stab at this, because Coleman is definitely a tried and tested brand when it comes to the outdoors. At 1080P the video recording is fine. But, at 720p and 60 frames per second this camera rocks, the results are great. I have used it around and in water. I am planning to use this for our Disney World vacation this year in the various parks. This camera takes 8MP stills, so now I have a camera that can take video and stills on demand wet or dry. It has a 5MP sensor, so the 8MP is an interpolated image; still comes out looking decent. I have other cameras in the same category like Flip and Samsung both do not compare, even at 720p 60 frames per second. [$] pricetag is also very affordable. Easy to carry, very user friendly to move files from the camera to the computer or directly to Youtube. Nightvision would be nice but most of my recordings will be in Daylight. Bottom line great camera and I have no cons to talk about.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great underwater performance

                  By Jacob Nguyen

                  from La Jolla California

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom
                  • No image stabilization
                  • Poor Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Waterproof and underwater
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Waterproof HD Pocket Video Camera (Yellow):

                  Amazing quality. I bought this specifically for my cruise in the Caribbean and was pleasantly surprised. I never thought I would be able to take underwater video in 1080p. I also shot some video in 720p in 60fps - the 60fps makes it look unbelievably clear and smooth. The still shots came out nicely too, just wish there was some optical zoom on this and an image stabilization feature. All in all, a great piece.

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