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 ...