Summary: Does a decent job of shooting basic videos. My biggest gripe is the Zoom feature is poor and limited. volume settings are also not high...other than that, it is easy to use and very handy update Feb 2012 Died after a few months of use...no wonder Cisco closed this line.,..
Summary: Flip died after three months. Worked great until then. Awesome concept. Easy to take videos. BUT THEN IT DIED!!! I tried ALL of the tricks to fix it...STILL DEAD. Don't waste your money. Buy a digital camera that takes hd videos like the Canon PowerShot SD780IS 12.1 MP. It's only $70 and won't die after just three months and takes video in HD!
Summary: This was supposed to be a Christmas present for my teenager and the thing never worked. It would boot up, and then go dark. That was it. I went the rounds with technical support and then customer service. After technical support ignored me long enough, they finally gave up and sent me to customer service. Customer service then claimed they had not received the returned product. After sending the UPS tracking number they finally admitted that they had received yet.
Summary: I wanted a camera that would convert files to WMV because the files are smaller and compatible with Windows Media Player. The support section of Flip's website specifically says, in at least two places, that the Flipshare software on the camera will convert the video to WMV. This was the main reason I purchased the camera. When I got the camera I discovered that the software does not convert to WMV.
Summary: The Flip isn't working correctly - - spots on the screen! I gave it as a gift. The receiver has contacted Amazon re: an exchange or just reimbursement and they'll purchase another. They aren't having the cooperation I always respected with Amazon. Suggestions????
Summary: Before you buy this product you should know that it only has a 3 month warranty. If anything happens after this period, even if it has only been used a couple of times and you have owned it for 5 months, they can't fix it and you can't even pay to have it fixed. My problem is the fact that the screen freezes and the buttons don't work. The only way to turn it off is to take out the batteries. Their customer service was of no help.
Summary: I purchased this camera a while back and worked great at first. I loved how easy it was to use and really easy to upload videos (although the settings for my computer would change to basic). I used it a fair bit but after about 6 months the videos I shot were jumpy and missed out frames. I would then charge it as normal, but when I went to use the camera, it would only have about 2 minutes battery life in it.
Sir Elias Dee "Doctor of Phanerothymology", Amazon
13 July 2010
Summary: The battery doesn't recharge properly. This problem is documented all over the internet. Flip need to come clean and address this issue rather than fob people off with 're-set' instructions. Not good. One star for bad customer service. It would have been 5 if it had not had this issue.