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Flip UltraHD Camcorder Review – Even Better Than Its Little Brother

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
The best point-and-shoot HD camcorder around, the Flip UltraHD

The best point-and-shoot HD camcorder around, the Flip UltraHD

We had a chance to use the Flip Mino HD Camcorder, which we loved. It’s a 720p point-and-shoot digital camcorder you can slip in your shirt or pants pocket, with a built-in USB jack and easy to use software for Mac or IBM. How could Flip possibly improve on it?

Well they did. With the Flip UltraHD Camcorder. The Flip UltraHD Camcorder isn’t as pretty as its little brother. It’s slightly thicker, and the buttons aren’t recessed and touch-sensitive. But the slightly uglier form factor is way overcompensated for with some truly awesome features.

The Flip UltraHD Camcorder has an even better picture than the Flip Mino HD Camcorder. It looks sharper, and the colors seem more realistic and vibrant. The sound quality is just as good.

Where the Flip UltraHD Camcorder really shines is:

  • That it has twice the battery life — lasting around 2.5 hours per charge
  • That if your battery runs out, you can use regular AA batteries! Meaning that you don’t have to worry about charging the included rechargable battery via the USB port if you just want to get up and shooting quickly.
  • That it has twice the storage capacity — 8 gigs instead of 4, meaning that you can store up to 2 hours of footage at a time. Making the Flip UltraHD Camcorder far more suitable for things like taping your kids’ play or sporting event.
  • It has a larger screen (2 inches)
  • And best of all, the Flip UltraHD Camcorder is even cheaper than the Flip Mino HD Camcorder.

So better features, better picture quality, the same ease of use, and a lower price? The Flip UltraHD Camcorder is nearly perfect for easily capturing video and saving the memories or sharing them online (you can upload videos t Youtube with one button in the included software).

That’s why we’re giving it an unprecedented 10/10and a Must Buy!

Amazon’s doing their coy little “add to cart to see price” on the Flip UltraHD Camcorder, but it’s a bargain at $169.99. Pick one up today. It’s an HD camcorder that’s perfect for capturing daily memories, and it’s so easy to use, it makes a great gift for a child, your college student, or your elderly parents.

Flip Mino HD Camcorder Review – World’s Smallest HD Camcorder – Big Performance, Tiny Package

Monday, July 13th, 2009
The Flip Mino HD Camcorder is a lot of camcorder for not a lot of money.

The Flip Mino HD Camcorder is a lot of camcorder for not a lot of money.

The Flip Mino HD Camcorder is pretty amazing. A full 720p HD camcorder in a small form – just 3.94” x 1.97” x 0.63” and 3.3 ounces total weight! The Flip delivers stunning HD video and high quality audio in a tiny camcorder that you can easily slip into a pocket.

Flip’s known for making no-nonsense, easy to use gear, and the Flip Mino HD Camcorder is no exception. Shooting is easy, just press the red button and line up what you want to shoot in the viewfinder. Want to play it back? Just press “Play” and watch the action on the built-in 1.5” LCD screen.

Transferring video to a computer’s a snap as well. You just flip out the Flip’s built-in USB connection and pop it into your computer. The included FlipWare software makes downloading clips, editing videos, and even uploading to Youtube incredibly easy. You can also create snapshots from your video clips.

It’s time someone made a camera for the digital age, one that doesn’t require tapes, DVDs, or annoying hard-drive access. And that camcorder is here – the Flip Mino HD Camcorder. Amazon’s having a great deal on the black version right now – just $194 (although you’ll have to add the camera to your cart to see the price).

The Flip Mino HD Camcorder comes with 4GB of memory, enough for 60 minutes of HD video footage. You also get a wrist strap, a soft carrying case, and a TV connector cable, in case you feel like watching your videos directly on your TV.

We can’t recommend the Flip Mino HD Camcorder highly enough for everyday video making. Its small size, cheap price, and ease of use make it perfect for capturing key life moments or shooting Youtube videos, and its cheap price mean you can give it as a gift to elderly parents who might be confused by a more complicated traditional camcorder (or even grads or teens). Some enterprising young filmmaker will probably release a feature film shot entirely on the Flip Mino HD Camcorder – the quality is good enough.

The only reason the Flip Mino HD Camcorder wouldn’t be right for you is if you were using it as an event videographer or for a professional-level video camera. The lack of picture adjustability and the fact that you have to dump footage off to a computer after 60 minutes are drawbacks in those instances. But you have to remember that you’re talking about an HD video camera that fits in a pocket and costs about as much as a digital still camera.

Recommendation: By all means, buy a Flip Mino HD Camcorder.

Overall Rating: 9/10