Summary: I'm giving this FLIP 4/5 stars. The picture and sound quality are top notch, high definition with a super clear picture and crisp clean sound with no feedback of any sort. I used it at a Lady Gaga concert, and with most cameras I expected a lot of harsh extra noise, but surprisingly I could clearly hear every last note, and word. It's completely easy to use - with a touch interface. forward backward record, zoom and play button. Pretty elementary stuff.
Summary: Had to return it. Came with a DEAD battery. Would not take a charge with USB or New Charger. It was a gift....so I am quite embarrassed. DO NOT BUY!!! I ordered a second one and it also has a near-dead battery that won;t fully charge!!! AVOID!!!!
Excerpt: I love photography a lot, but I recently also started doing a bit of amateur videography. Some time back, I used to have one of the fist flip cameras, but unfortunately I was not very impressed by it.
Summary: A waste of time and money. The battery was dead on arrival and wouldn't charge despite every option. I wish I had read more reviews prior to this purchase as it seems this is a common problem. Apparently this is an older model. AND, the price tag on the actual box, which was from a discount store, was 1/4 of what I paid for it! Disappointing and frustrating.
Summary: We purchased this for our son for his birthday. To our dismay, the unit never charged or even turned on. We returned it and are left finding a different, and belated, birthday gift for our budding movie director. He had an older Flip he dearly loved that petered out after about five years but after this experience, we seriously doubt we will buy another Flip product.
Summary: We got this as a wedding gift for a family member. They have told us on countless occasions how much they appreciated it and have used it regularly since then. Now that they have a new baby they are using it even more!