"Good idea, short lifespan"1.5 starson by jbherri2
Pros: Small design, idiot-proof usage
Cons: Battery is DEAD. Overheats when charging. Poor warranty.
Summary: We bought a Flip HD in December, 2009. Now, in May 2010, it's dead. Well, not quite dead, but the OEM battery pack will not charge. I've tried after-market rechargable batteries, and they don't work either. The camera basically "eats" batteries. The technical support provided by Pure Digital is not very encouraging. It's a same, really. The camera fits nicely in your hand, and it's fool-proof in its usage. However, poor quality...whether the batteries or the internal charging system...leads me to believe there is a better camera out there somewhere.