Conclusion: A great choice for pocket-money Polanskis, the Flip Ultra lets you make YouTube movies with significantly less effort than tying your shoelaces. You can still trip up on its cut-down feature list, though, especially now that some digital cameras are packing High Def movie modes.
Pros: It’s the easiest camcorder in the world. Drink a bottle Tia Maria (not recommended) and you could still fathom its single-button operation (hint: it’s either stop or go). Standard def video quality is surprisingly smooth and bright, with low light shots coming out particularly well compared to cameraphones. Best of all, just plug it into almost any computer and you can be sharing your hilarious cat-in-a-costume antics with the entire Internet in minutes. You can buy A...
Cons: It’s the easiest camcorder in the world. There’s no focus, no exposure options, no video light, not even any fast-forwarding or rewinding in playback mode. The mono audio sounds like it was recorded in a crinkly paper factory working overtime during a typhoon, and the grainy 1.5-inch screen would shame the cheapest mobile.
Excerpt: If you are interested in recording videos, but don't require or need the complexities of a high-end camera, then you could check out the Flip Ultra Video Recorder, which is as simple as it gets when it comes to recording videos with which to share online or with friends/family.
Excerpt: Flip Video Ultra Posted on 9 Dec 2008 at 11:21 Manufacturer: Flip Video http://www.theflip.com/ Supplier: Play.com www.play.com Price: £68 (£80 inc VAT) Rating: 4/6 Of the three mobile-phone style cameras, the Flip Video Ultra offers the best quality. It isn't the ultimate in clarity or crispness, but just outdoes its little brother, the Mino, with footage that's a little sharper and less noisy.