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    Flip brand HD camcorder

    Anyone here got one? If so what are your thoughts?



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    I'm also considering one.



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    u mean the 150 buck flip cameras? I have a first version...it does a great job for vlogs and stuff, and would be good for in home recording of kid stuff too...easy to publish to facebook to share with family and friends, save to CD's...I think its a good compliment to a video camera.


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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    u mean the 150 buck flip cameras? I have a first version...it does a great job for vlogs and stuff, and would be good for in home recording of kid stuff too...easy to publish to facebook to share with family and friends, save to CD's...I think its a good compliment to a video camera.
    Do they work good in bright sunlight?



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    This post got me in the mood to buy a new toy. I went and picked up a flip ultra HD after work.



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by hursts View Post
    Anyone here got one? If so what are your thoughts?
    awesome. get HD version.



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    I forgot how much I hate best buy.

    "Can I help you"
    "Sure can you get me one of those Flip UltraHD's out of the case"
    "First can I ask you how you're going to use this"
    "I'm going to use it as a pocket video camera"
    "OK well you may want to try out one of these larger cameras"
    "I'll pass thanks"
    "I would like to recommend that you buy a warranty"
    "Thanks but I'm not interested"
    "One last thing. Do you realize to get true HD you'll need to buy an HDMI cable? I'd recommend you buy a Monster HDMI cable to get the best picture"
    "Wow did you just go to a up-sale meeting or something?"

    He laughs and hands me the Flip. Of course he hands me the wrong one.



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I forgot how much I hate best buy.

    "Can I help you"
    "Sure can you get me one of those Flip UltraHD's out of the case"
    "First can I ask you how you're going to use this"
    "I'm going to use it as a pocket video camera"
    "OK well you may want to try out one of these larger cameras"
    "I'll pass thanks"
    "I would like to recommend that you buy a warranty"
    "Thanks but I'm not interested"
    "One last thing. Do you realize to get true HD you'll need to buy an HDMI cable? I'd recommend you buy a Monster HDMI cable to get the best picture"
    "Wow did you just go to a up-sale meeting or something?"

    He laughs and hands me the Flip. Of course he hands me the wrong one.
    That's funny. So how is the camera? It lacks a zoom feature right?



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I forgot how much I hate best buy.

    "Can I help you"
    "Sure can you get me one of those Flip UltraHD's out of the case"
    "First can I ask you how you're going to use this"
    "I'm going to use it as a pocket video camera"
    "OK well you may want to try out one of these larger cameras"
    "I'll pass thanks"
    "I would like to recommend that you buy a warranty"
    "Thanks but I'm not interested"
    "One last thing. Do you realize to get true HD you'll need to buy an HDMI cable? I'd recommend you buy a Monster HDMI cable to get the best picture"
    "Wow did you just go to a up-sale meeting or something?"
    He laughs and hands me the Flip. Of course he hands me the wrong one.
    haha great!!! Exactly why I buy electronics from the safety of my man cave (aka my couch) and for 1/4 the cost.



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    It has zoom but the picture becomes grainy when you use it. I think it's only like 2x zoom anyway and of course it's digital. I am a little concerned about the charging. I've heard of a lot of people having issues when charging it via usb. If that doesn't work I'll just use normal rechargeable batteries.


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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by RideRdie4life View Post
    haha great!!! Exactly why I buy electronics from the safety of my man cave (aka my couch) and for 1/4 the cost.
    I was going to get it from Newegg but it wouldn't haved saved me any money and I wanted it today. It's pretty much $200 everywhere I looked online as well as the stores.



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    it is a great video camera but definitely fits a niche. It is for those quick videos of your friends and kids that you watch again not those hour long videos of weddings that you never see twice or those zoomed in videos of your lame family trip to mt rushmore or wherever.



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    I have the HD version (company present this past xmas)...

    zoom is EXTREMELY limited (it has about 3 zooms, but really doesn't go in far)
    the size of the files are HUGE... you'll want to be able to reduce the file sizes to be able to send out to friends/etc.
    the quality is great - it's wonderful
    i love it for facebook posts, like others have said
    it handles sunlight very well, auto adjusting to the light intake
    you can take still images with the software from the video clips


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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I was going to get it from Newegg but it wouldn't haved saved me any money and I wanted it today. It's pretty much $200 everywhere I looked online as well as the stores.
    Ya, I hear ya there. Sometimes it's just easier and I want it NOW But if you wish for future use www.slickrank.com, it's a great site put together by my brother (a fellow clone). It compiles the best deals on the net at that given time. Enjoy!



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    Re: Flip brand HD camcorder

    If you're not in a big hurry you may want to wait to see how the reviews are on the new Kodak Zi8 are. It's coming out in September for $180 and has a few more features.



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