Summary: I like using the Flip Video. It is simple, quick, and easy to edit and upload my videos to YouTube. I like the one-step connection with the USB along with the easy way it recharges itself. I have posted a few videos of my outdoor cooking and find it to be just the thing for those short clips. My son recommended it to me and I recommend it to you... The only reason for 4 stars on picture quality is because it is not HD. Order HD if it is THAT important.
Summary: As a mother of two kids I can always use a good video camera to capture those great moments wether its a milestone, school awards/programs, at home playing around, or out and about, and who wants to carry around a large camera all the time? This camera is perfect for my needs, its as small as a cell phone so it can be carried in a pocket, purse or diaper bag. It has great picture quality for it's size and pricing.
Summary: Aside from the confusion of the model of the Flip that was sent to me, the Flip Ultra (Model f230b) that I recieved was in great shape and was sent very fast. Flip Ultra generation 1 is a tough little camcorder, and if you want to take shorter videos and save your batteries on your more recent versions of the Flip, I suggest reverting back to Flip Ultra generation 1, with its 2GB memory. It downloads alot faster with short videos that you may want to Email or put online.
Summary: this is the most fun little video camera to own. Quick to recharge and very user friendly. I had to have it for school, but it's fun to play with. Plug it in with its builtin USB connection and a activity window automatically pops up. Doesn't get easier.