Summary: I ordered this as a present for my brother-in-law. The description said "gray shading". The "gray shading" was black fingerprints like it was used to film a house fire. After e-mailing customer service they told me that "it clearly states gray shading". Is this a joke? you sent me a dirty piece of s*** flip video. Never again with these idiots. Order a flip camera from anywhere else bug these morons.
Summary: When I first got this, I admit I was happy with it, using it to record anything that seemed interesting to me. The portability factor and the simple fact that it's so easy to use and to upload the vid to your computer was what had originally attracted me to purchasing this product. But early on, one of the main things that bothered me about this was the fact that it doesn't have any decent stabilization.
Summary: Dear Friends of FLIP: It's a great little device, but do beware that it is shoddy and poorly manufactured. We've found now with TWO (2) FLIPs they have a shelf life of about 10 months. FLIP clearly knows where the weaknesses are located; go to the support page and in a drop down menu all the weakness are there: the camera won't turn on (poor battery point connection); incorrect remaining recording times (a cache glitch) etc...
Summary: this product worked pretty well for the first 99 days or so. after use yesterday, it is now completely dead. this item was carefully handled and properly used. it has a 90 day warranty. buy another brand.
Summary: It was great but only for 5 months. After sporadic use, it got dead. It even does not let me to extract already recorded vidoeclips :-( It does not turn on, it is no longer recognized by PC, it does not recharge battery - it is dead dead. Here is what worked, following the advise from Flip Support (I wonder, why they did not include this information in startup instruction): "..
Summary: After having this camera only 6 weeks the internal lithium ion rechargeable battery crapped out and will not hold a charge enough for the camera to turn on for more then 2 seconds. The worst part is you can't buy another Battery@! Bummer, I wrote Amazon to see if they would swap for a replacement (No Luck, too bad it took 6 weeks to fail and not 4weeks) $150.00 Flushed.............
Summary: Had bad experience with 2 of these in a row. Cool product just maybe too soon to buy, They need to get the bugs out. I had the veiw finder screen go weird on one and the next one shut off after a brief session and never came back on. Maybe next years model.
Summary: Seemed like a great idea. My husband, quite difficult to please, LOVED his birthday present - the Flip MINO. First problem was how to attach the wrist cord (very brief instructions; it's the new thing - go find the how-to guide on the internet), but he mastered that. The size is great, the quality of the picture - surprisingly good, and it was simple to use. We even downloaded to e-mail and bored our friends with our test results.