Hooray for the Kodak Playsport, which has just been named “Best Mobile Imaging Device” at the 2010 Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA) Awards!

I’ve had mine over a month now and I’ve been pleased with a) its performance and b) its convenience. It’s with me ALL THE TIME, even when I have no particular reason to shoot, and is a wonderful “just-in-case” camera for all those moments I chance upon at random. In Kota Kinabalu last week I rode a quad bike through the Sabah jungle, mud, mosquitos and all, with the Playsport mounted on the bike’s bumper with a GorillaPod and it survived. Took cool video, too, though the engine vibrations were pretty obvious on the footage.  I took it up a mountain to meet Reg, a 3-year old orangutan who wanted to play with it, and on a sunset speedboat ride across Dalit Bay. Sea spray, no problem.

What I didn’t have time to do, though, was take it for a dip in the ocean nor the pool. That’s on the agenda for next weekend.