I’m still taken aback that there are underwater HD camcorders available for less than $200. Five years ago that would have been unthinkable. That said, the Burton Edition is a decent device in the shrinking pocket camcorder market, though no different than the Zx5 that came before it, sans the funky design.
The Zx5 can be had for as little as $110 at the time of this review. The Burton Edition PlaySport has an MSRP of $200 at launch, but it includes fun accessories not found in the base model, including the tripod and HDMI cable.
The Burton Edition will undoubtedly come down in price, then it will be a compelling buy because it’s a good camcorder. Until then, the cheaper Zx5 is the best bet.