Excerpt: The Good 60FPS video with image stabilization. FlipPort for extending the feature set. Still very simple to use; same for FlipShare. Good audio quality. Neutral color balance. Replaceable battery. The Bad No 1080p or optical zoom. Value is hurting compared to multi-role devices.
Pros: 60FPS video with image stabilization., FlipPort for extending the feature set., Still very simple to use; same for FlipShare., Good audio quality., Neutral color balance., Replaceable battery.
Cons: No 1080p or optical zoom., Value is hurting compared to multi-role devices., Visible compression and blur artifacts in video., FlipPort is proprietary.
Summary: Another minor refresh from Flip Video, the new UltraHD is a small, simple camcorder with only a handful of new features to differentiate it from the last model in the range. There are a couple of glaring omissions -- no 1080p or photo modes, for example -- but it's still a great choice.
Pros: Good quality video recording;. small and light;. easy to use;. comes with handy on-board editing and sharing software.
Cons: No memory card slot;. HD up to 720p only;. no photo mode;. no HDMI cable provided.
Conclusion: Smooth, balanced footage without tics and jerks trumps slightly-off color every time, and both the accessories and dual battery capabilities make the UltraHD 3 a far more flexible model than any in Flip’s line.
Pros: Gyro-based anti-jitter, 60 fps smoothes out footage, 16-pin FlipPort allows third-party accessories, Runs on both lithium ion cell and alkaline AAA
Cons: Less natural color, less contrast than previous generation, No still image capture, Micro HD jack, no included cable or adapter, Too expensive for too few capabilities
Excerpt: The Good HD video at a still-affordable price. Good form factor; HDMI out is new. Very user-friendly hardware and software. Much more storage; longer recording than Mino HD. Replaceable battery. The Bad No optical zoom; same image quality as before. FlipShare is quick but still limited.
Pros: HD video at a still-affordable price., Good form factor; HDMI out is new., Very user-friendly hardware and software., Much more storage; longer recording than Mino HD., Replaceable battery.
Cons: No optical zoom; same image quality as before., FlipShare is quick but still limited.
Flip Video UltraHD Pocket Digital Camcorder Review
26 May 2009
Summary: The first Flip Ultra pocket camcorder really changed the game when it came to casual video recording, because it was just so simple and easy to use. The video was better than cell phones, but I'd still say that regular digital cameras were able to record better quality video.
Pros: Increased storage capacity allows for 120 minutes of video, Remarkably easy to use and understand, HDMI output for instant sharing, Improved low light performance compared to MinoHD
Cons: No included mini-HDMI or USB extension cable, Only 2x digital zoom, no optical zoom, Significantly bulkier than the MinoHD