Summary: The product is awesome in a lot of ways. Small, compact, great flip out memory stick but the batteries last 1 day at most with intermittent video taking. Maybe I just need to remove the batteries in between use. Otherwise I like the quality of the images and recommend it.
Summary: i had the flip for 1 1/2 months and now it not working. It stops functioning after I started my first uploading of video to my laptop. Not sure if this is just an exception. It took great video shots but now i have no way of seeing the shots i took.
Summary: Bought a Flip for my daughters, one had a problem with hers after a couple months but Amazon replaced no questions asked. Both work fine. The only drawback I saw was trying to take a picture off a clip we had shot, the picture was grainy and not good quality. For the money I think it is a very good deal. My eight year old granddaughter has gotten quite good at using it. It's easy to use, quite small and easy to carry and transfers to your computer very quickly.
Summary: In this day & age you'd think there would automatically be an image stabilizer on all camcorders -- not the Flip Ultra :( There is also no rewind/fast forward on the camera, and the volume control is loud, louder, loudest. Otherwise it is small, easy to use, and portable so that is a plus.
Good portable camera, the younger brother to the HD Model
Heath Buckmaster "_heath_", Amazon
9 June 2009
Summary: I have two Flip camcorders - the MinoHD, and the Flip Ultra (this product). I consider this one to be the younger brother to the MinoHD, with lower video quality, but also some things I like better than the HD model. Therefore I'm giving this 3.5 stars, and here is why. Here's what I like BETTER: 1. the larger viewing screen on the camera - as compared to the HD version, this one has a much better viewing screen and a much better field of vision.
Summary: I purchased the Flip Video Cam in Oct 2008. I always do a good deal of research before buying something - both on Amazon and elsewhere on the web. And I am tech savvy.
The main problem with the camcorder is the button. Other reviewers have mentioned this - specifically that you need to press hard. The button is certainly the problem but it is not pressure that is lacking. I believe the contacts are inconsistent.
Great camera shame it doesn't give you what it claims when uploading via flip!
L. M. Hayes, Amazon
26 June 2010
Summary: I bought the Flip Ultra HD 8gb last week. It is an amazing camera. The sound quality and picture are supurb when you upload it to your computer. I am completely impressed with how the bass is not diminished as it is on most cameras. It is so easy to use. I LOVE it! Here is the big rub: Being a Flip, there is an option of uploading it straight from your camera to the internet via the little flippy out USB connector.
A great little video camera... when the battery will charge
27 May 2010
Summary: Bought the Flip Ultra HD in November 2009. POSITIVES It is the easiest video camera I've ever used - literally push big red button to stop and start, it's great for those who aren't looking for something highly technical (Had a Panasonic DVD Camcorder before and it was far too complicated with different recording formats etc) The picture quality is really good, especially when you plug directly into a HD TV The flip software is excellent.
Summary: Briefly, we were delighted to open the Flip (a birthday present to my husband) and to be able to use it instantly. Very easy. Good, simple design. At last a camcorder that all the family can use. We successfully viewed our footage on a MacBook. Fantastic! However when we picked it up on day 2 of holiday the machine had frozen. We tried everything suggested by trouble-shooter, no success. Eventually found helpline - email only. Followed their suggestions, no success.
Excerpt: ...Questa videocamera è la prima Flip Ultra da 1 GB e ci tengo a precisare subito che non è più vendita. Ne hanno fatte di migliori che hanno sostituito questa. Ciò che piace molto di questo articolo è il design ultrapiatto che la rende una videocamera tas ...