Hi. Just found your site. The CMOS chip in the Zi8 IS NOT the same chip that is in the Zi6, according to Kodak. I went around and around with them until they discovered that the Aptina MT9M002 spec quoted for the Zi8 is a "misprint" in the FW info in the Zi8. I could not get them to give me the correct spec info, but subsequent investigation showed that the CMOS Chip is not the same as the one in my Zi6. I waited for three weeks to get a response from Kodak when I originally questioned the fact that my Zi8 and my Zi6 service menus showed the same Aptina chip.
The specs for the MT9M002 are for a 1.6 megapixel, 1/4.5 image sensor. This does not match the stated specs for Zi8. Looking at Aptina's site I think a closer match might be the MT9P401. It is a 5 megapixel, 1/2.5 image sensor. It also matches the 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps and the 1280 x 720 @ 60fps. It's data sheet is at:http://www.aptina.com/assets/downloadDocument.do?id=180
Thanks Anonymous and Chuck for the info.MT9P401 may be the most close match of image sensor.Do anyone of u know the main chip used in Kodak Zi8?
Yeah, thanks for the correction :)
please! keep up the fantastic work! i have a zi8 so it would be good if you can make it get a better viedo quality, go guys!
Updates on this project? I have 3 zi8's waiting for some video improvement...
go goo... we are waiting for firmware upgrades to Zi8 !