Summary: If you're looking for a Flip camcorder because you've decided you like it's out-of-the-box simplicity, we don't blame you. We just think that the $279 SlideHD isn't the Flip you should be considering.
Excerpt: We found plenty of things not to like about the second-generation Flip MinoHD , but its sleek, compact design was not one of them. With the new SlideHD, Flip throws out this most likeable asset, preserves the ho-hum feature set, and backpedals on features like usability.
Excerpt: The Good Simple control and software. 16GB of storage. Good for previewing recorded footage. Capable, though not spectacular HD. The Bad Unresponsive resistive touchscreen. Video and audio quality mostly unchanged. Possibly unreliable slider mechanism. Expensive for the category.
Pros: Simple control and software., 16GB of storage., Good for previewing recorded footage., Capable, though not spectacular HD.
Cons: Unresponsive resistive touchscreen., Video and audio quality mostly unchanged., Possibly unreliable slider mechanism., Expensive for the category.
Conclusion: The Cisco Flip SlideHD features an easy-to-use, touch-screen interface and a nifty tilting display for video watching, but if you're looking for recording versatility, you won't find it in this pricey pocket camcorder.
Pros: Sliding, tilting 3-inch LCD. Easy-to-use, touch-screen interface. 16GB of embedded storage. Loud speakers. HDMI out. Bundled FlipShare software simplifies video management and sharing.
Cons: Expensive. No still-image capture. No 1080p recording. No microphone input. Only a portion of the LCD is usable while recording video.