Kodak Playsport Video Camera Captures 1080p HD Video at 30FPS, Available Now

It's been a few months since Kodak came forward and announced the Playsport Video Camera existed, but the time's finally arrived and the feature-packed HD camera is available right now. It may not be the most attractive piece of hardware out there, but you've got to admit: it's pretty cool that you can throw it into a shallow pool of water, right? Well, at least the picture makes it look fun.

Kodak's quick to point out that the Playsport Video Camera is waterproof. You can submerge it up to 10 feet (3 meters) of water, and still keep snapping your favorite photos, or grabbing some HD video. That's right, the Playsport can capture full 1080p HD video at a full 30 frames per seconds (FPS). It also features things like electronic image stabilization, a brilliant 2-inch color LCD display with an integrated LCD glare shield, and the ability to capture 5MP HD stills, at a 16:9 ratio.

You can also expect to find face recognition, and the ability to expand the integrated memory with either SD or SDHC memory cards, all the way up to 32GB. That'll give you about 10 hours of HD video, give or take. It has the ability to upload images directly to social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, using the software on the camera, or the USB cable that comes with it. Finally, you can pick up the Playsport Video Camera in three different colors: Abyss (black), Wave Crash (blue), and Adrenaline Rush (purple). It'll set you back $149.99, but with all those features, you can't pass it up, right?

[via Kodak; thanks Bryony!]