Excerpt: I owned the Flip Video for about 2 years. It does have a lot of storage for the average person. I guess something like 30 minutes of video is more than enough. I does have a pretty comfortable grip, it is ideal to hold one handed while recording. Its fairly simply to upload, no cables needed, just plugs right in and saves to a specific flip video library.
Summary: Already having a Flip UltraHD camera myself I purchased this for my niece's birthday. Newest Model doesn't mean improvements, it means cheaper construction and less amenities than the original. I can't tell you how the camera operated as we didn't have BATTERIES(not included). The original has a usb to charge from the computer and a charged system when bought. The original has a sleave carry case and a wrist wrap the newest has nothing.
Summary: I purchased this video camera based on the positive reviews. None of the reviews mentioned the problem with charging the battery. Right out of the box this camera did not work and the battery did not charge. On YouTube it appears some video cameras work right out of the box and others do not. It's just the luck of the draw. I just happen to get a camera that didn't work with the rechargable battery.
Summary: This is a nice little video camera, however it has one flaw. I purchased this for my sister because she enjoys recording random videos to post to youtube and she thoroughly enjoyed this camera until the dreadful "LOW BATTERY" sign popped up after 30 minutes of use. We might have received a defective camera, however this problem was resolved quickly through Amazon's amazing customer service.
Summary: I purchased the flip video camera to take short vidoes of my kids. For that purpose, I guess I could say it worked. I should have done more research though. I discovered after buying it that it did not come with rechargeable batteries, a wrist strap, or cables to connect it to my HDTV. After purchasing each of these items separately to the tune of $70, the software stopped working. It had worked perfectly for one month.