Summary: Great product with one major flaw: Can't wall charge without buying their charger, can't car charge at all! Details: Later versions have some software that won't let you carge the camera from a standard USB wall charger (google . I contacted support and they indicated this is intentional because over-amping the battery can reduce longevity.
Summary: This is a nice compact little unit for basic videos, easy to use and carry along. Be sure to look over the warranty, however. We had a 6-month old, barely-used Flip just quit working, and it appears all the company will do is maybe get the videos off for the 'victims' of their equipment. What kind of company warranties their product for 90 days?
Summary: Flip was great for a few months. Though the video is shaky (due to the small size and the slightest move causes greater shake during playback) it's crisp and clear and very easy to use. Here is where the wheels came off the bus: The software was upgraded (I did this automatically when prompted) and it now takes nearly 1 hour to download and save files to my computer. This used to take 5 minutes.
Summary: People were giving it great review for having pretty good video quality but in my eyes came up short in terms of that. I'm no video camera expert and this may very well be the best video quality your gonna get from something like this but not to my standards.
Summary: An interesting little camera. It is small, about the size of a small remote control, has a fixed internal memory and recharges its internal battery only through a USB port. The video quality is okay, but not great. My Canon A720 IS shoots MUCH better video, and more of it, depending on the memory card used. This camera is limited to only the internal memory, and records 60 minutes at 640x480, 30 fps in MPEG-4, (assuming the battery lasts).
Summary: I wanted to get a flip mino to go with my digicam so I could take pictures and film at the same time (using 2 devices). I decided on the mino because I heard it was faster and a little better than the regular flip camcorder. In the end, I have to say my digicam took better video, with better sound... and it could actually hold more (oddly enough). My 2G Memory Stick, could hold about 1 hour and 30 minutes of video, while the flip could only hold about 1 hour 5 minutes.
Summary: I bought this as a present - I already have two of these one for work, one for home. Both work really well and I would have given 5 stars to, however, this one had some sort of glitch with the battery which I have since discovered is a common fault. I sent it back, only to have it returned to me and be told it's in full working order! It clearly wasn't so I returned it once again for a refund and have bought the 3rd generation version from somewhere else.
Summary: I bought the flip for my partner as a present xmas present. It has only been used a few times in 5 months and a quarter of the screen has become disfunctional. Amazon asked me to contact the manufacturers who are in the czech Republic by the way to see if the problem could be resolved. They said they would replace but i would need to return it to them.
Summary: I bought a Flip Mino a couple of months ago. It's beautiful to own and dead simple to operate. The picture quality is perfectly acceptable if you accept that it's not a high-end camcorder. The sound is okay, but could be better. However, I had a BIG problem, in that mine locked-up three times in the first few weeks. First and third time it was the Pause/Record button that froze. The second thime it was the Power On/Off button.