22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Flip does what it says!,
This review is from: Flip UltraHD Video Camera - White, 4 GB, 1 Hour (Camera)The economical Flip does what it says and despite the rumors of the parent company selling out and etc, etc. seriously who cares at this price? I remember the huge,sit on shoulder camcorders at $1800 back in the early 1990's and the $800.00 mini camcorder we bought (still a handful) just a few years ago which, with their smaller videos, could not be loaded directly onto our computer or viewed without other pieces of equipment or a pro to upload to a disc. LOL and then within a month of buying it, the digitals popped up. So from a 20 year perspective of evolution of the camcorder, we love it!
So the FLIP was a welcome little jewel. We went for the 1 hour rather then the 2 hour at a lower price and it has been great. Quality rivals our previous expensive camcorders, it is simple to use, lightweight, and uploading to the computer is as simple as popping it onto the computer.
So don't sweat over the future of the original company. By that time something else will be out... Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Suprisingly better than expected HOWEVER.,
This review is from: Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Blue, 4 GB, 1 Hour (Electronics)Got the camera and was surprised at the quality of video it produced once I plugged into the computer. It exceeded my expectation in this very important area, so I will give it 3 stars "to be nice".
HOWEVER - I was a bit disappointed to find out that the unit that I purchased came packed with, and took 2 AA batteries (non rechargeable). I was also a little disappointed about how fast the unit seemed to eat through the batteries about 20 - 25min with the ones that came packed with.
Amazon seemed very careful not to disclose what came with the unit (probably because the unit came with hardly anything at all) the unit comes packed with absolutely no accessories other than the instructions and 2 "old" Duracell AA's. A simple case and male to female USB cable extender would have been thoughtful... I would recommend that you do your research on the actual flip web site prior to making your purchase. If I would have followed my own advice here, I would have spent the... Read more
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Awesome Camera!! :],
This review is from: Flip UltraHD Video Camera - White, 4 GB, 1 Hour (Camera)I bought the Flip UltraHD (4GB, 1 hour, white) camera on December 26, 2010, and it arrived on December 31st. I played around with the camera and the software yesterday and today, and I love it!
This camera is -so- user friendly. You literally turn it on and press the red button to start recording. Also, the time to turn it on and start recording is about 2 seconds. It's not one of those cameras that takes forever to start up, making you lose your video opportunity.
Viewing the videos directly on the camera screen is simple as well. Just push the play button (a button with the triangle play symbol on it), and it starts playing the most recent video you've recorded. From there, you can delete videos off your camera as well.
The FlipShare software it comes with is amazingly user friendly as well. The first time you plug your Flip camera into your computer (with the super convenient built-in USB arm), just open up the Flip folder and run the Setup file... Read more