I gave it one star because it arrived very quickly ...
1 week ago
Summary: I gave it one star because it arrived very quickly. Unfortunately, it was a very expensive paperweight after that. It would not turn on and my computer could not recognize it when I plugged it in. The red charging light was the only sign of life it showed. I suspect the battery was dead on arrival, but no tech help was available. Back it went!
Summary: It's a bit too pricey for the product. I bought this for my brother who has autism and doesn't have the maturity or cognitive control to own and keep safe a smartphone but who loves to record videos. After researching other alternatives, this model is just too pricey for a product market with fairly low demand. The controls and interface are very user-friendly and the video quality is above average.
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.