Summary: This was our third Flip purchase in the past few years. The USB piece that "flips" open and charges from the computer breaks too easily. This one too is already broken and I can't risk spending money on another one so I am without a camera at the moment. Other than this problem, the Flip is the best video camera of its type. None compares in ease of use and quality.
Summary: I got my camera in the mail and it was broken. It wouldn't turn on or do anything. The only thing that would happen was the red light would go on but it wouldn't charge. I sent it back and got my money back.
Summary: I found out that this has a re-set button to re-set the battery. Step 1 Take a pin and insert it into the reset hole found in the tripod mount for the flip slide of the video camera Step 2 Press and hold it down for 5 Min Step 3 Remove the pin and hold down the power button for an additional 5 sec Note: The battery is now fully discharged.
Summary: LOVE the Flip cameras. They are simplicity itself and super use friendly. So easy to take perfect still photos out of video clips and the camera is extremely reliable with more than enough memory. They certainly should continue to be manufactured but evidently something is up w/ the company but even still, the Flip is the best camera in it's class.
Summary: It's a great camera! I use it all the time, just to film dumb stuff. But the mic works really well, and it's very clear. Along with the camera itsself. I love the slide feature. It makes it easier to view your videos!