Pros * High Resolution picture quality
* Easy to use built-in software
* Fast boot-up time
Cons * Bad image stabilization.
* Too much cutting in the video
* USB interface is not easy to use
* Mini HDMI cable is not included
* FlipShare software only uploads HQ
* Battery life
* Playback interface is not user friendly
* Bad customer support
Summary Overall, I am not completely happy with the product. 200 is a lot of money and what you get is not giving you the feeling of a durable material. Looks like the cheapest materials used and glued together. I would say their encoder needs a little more work in terms of picture quality. Their firmware is good enough except it needs some enhancements such as easier navigating and faster fast forwards and rewinds. I was trying to playback a video I have recorded and show a certain time to my friends but the fast forward is not really fast. Also you have to hold the right button to fast forward and if your finger just slips a little it will skip to the next video and you have to come back and start fast forwarding from the beginning. Bad firmware design in that sense. It took me 5mins to show it. I could have just played back without fast forwarding.
The lens glass is very fragile. Mine broke in the first day of usage. It was inside its soft fabric case, and accidentally it touch my pocket where I had my cell phone in. Voila, it is broken. These little glasses are not replaceable which I am having a hard time understanding because it is just a simple glass glued in front of the lens. The customer support is not helpful and not understanding. Bad attitude. If I had a chance I would have returned it and not buy this again.
Pros portible, cute, easy to charge, easy to use
Cons confusing upload program, i dont use it very much.
Summary i think this is an easy, portible, alternitive to my video camera. I think this is good to carry around and pull out really quick at surprising moments. its also good for kids, and i think even elderly people could use it. Good for simple, short, family moments or travel- which i think is what it is intended for anyway. I really like it though, as an extra video camera, or like i said- for the kids!
Pros As an avid golfer I take my flip to the range and video my swing. I've not used it a great deal but enough to know it works for me. It's handy, portable and yes the screen will scratch, but so does a newer cell phone. So, use a plastic laminate.
Cons It's not all that great in low light. But, for me personally, I don't need it for taking photo's indoors. This is not a professional grade camera so anyone that thinks they're buying one will be totally disappointed.
Summary For the cost and for out door shooting, you cant go wrong.
Pros Worked good for about 60 days.
Cons Normal use it Froze/Locked on a black screen with just the red 00:00's and Battery Meter, until the battery drained. new FLIP but all of my media was lost?!? I know this data can be recovered but they are not willing to explain why my DVD is blank!?
Summary FLIP is a horrible product- It is wrong and immoral to sell a defective product that will erase your memories with out notice. Their only resolution is to send you a new one (if still under your 90 warranty). They do not care about the memories or media attached to their defective products and it is seriously concerning. DO NOT BUY FLIP if you value the memories you are trying to capture.
Pros The quality is great! And I mean great! It is perfect for youtube videos. The sound quality is also great. It picks up the tiniest whisper.
Cons There are very limited controls on it. (Zoom in,Zoom out,Left,Right.) If your trying to review things for youtube that have a screen, the screen is going to be blurry. The mate surface gets very slippery if your hand starts to sweat.
Summary The Flip Ultra Hd is a great product...IF your not reviewing tech products. Like I said, if your reviewing a product with a screen it will appear blurry. There is also very limited storage. But still it is just a great product over all!