Flip Video Camcoder Review

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The flip video camcorder is an appropriate buy over the standard video recorder because of its affordability, convenient sizing and sturdy design. The Flip digital looks extremely elegant in white. It is a lightweight plug and play digital video recorder  that allows for USB connectivity, though the USB connector can be hidden in the model outer case. It can be spruced up with the optional 1GB of memory card instead of the regular 512MB for additional storage capacity of upto 60 minute of VGA recording. The Flip video camcorder can be directly plugged to a display device like the TV and delivers amazing video quality. The 1.4inch LCD display enables immediate playback for videos. During the video shoot the users cannot toggle between the various shooting modes. The sound quality is great in contrast with the size of the mic. It is easy to operate and the data transfer rate with this camcorder is fast for moving the videos to hard disk and other storage devices. Sharing files with digital flip is exceedingly fast especially over the Internet. Users can also choose the lower resolution transfer mode for quick transfer. However, the Flip Video Camcorder uses only the ordinary alkaline batteries. Users may find a little difficulty in operating the push buttons. There is no inbuilt protection for lens or the LCD playback screen calling for careful handling. The sound playback level has to be turned on every time the camcorder is switched to on mode. The colors are vibrant with immense clarity but the flip video camcorder does not support the white balance adjustment feature. It also records a clicking sound when the zoom feature is used. The digital Flip is both Mac and windows compatible but works better with Windows interface.

Product Description

Pure Digital Flip Video F160W Camcorder with Built In Memory – 1GB – WhiteThe Flip Video Camcorder is a portable, easy-to-usesolution for creating and sharing high-quality home movies. Flip Video is theideal choice for capturing everyday moments that happen anywhere, and sharingthem with family and friends everywhere. The camcorder’s built-in software makessaving and sharing memories simple and convenient: email videos, make custommovies, capture still photos from video clips, and upload videos directly topopular sharing sites, including YouTube and Grouper Networks. Flip Video comeswith a TV connector cable, wrist strap, soft carrying case, two AA batteries,and an instruction booklet. Simple to use, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording and digital zoom Holds 60 minutes of TV-quality video on 1GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required Convenient USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy sharing and archiving Built-in software lets you easily e-mail videos, share them on YouTube and Grouper, edit footage, and capture still photos from video Watch videos instantly on TV with included cableCamera Details 1.4 inch color screen to play back and delete videos Video Quality comparable to expensive camcorders 2x digital zoom capability TV out and connector cable for instant viewing on TV Connect to computer via innovative, flip out USB arm Built-in flash memory: 60-minute version = 1 GB Accessories included in package: TV connector cable, wrist strap, soft carrying case, two AA batteries, and instruction booklet Email videos and video greeting cards Create custom movies with your own music Capture still photos from video clips Publish videos online at partner websites: YouTube and/or GrouperSystem Requirements Windows: PC with USB port and Windows 2000 / XP / VistaMac: Macintosh with USB port and Mac OS X

Technical Details

Simple to use, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording and digital zoom

Holds 60 minutes of TV-quality video on 1GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required

Convenient USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy sharing and archiving

Built-in software lets you easily e-mail videos, share them on YouTube and Grouper, edit footage, and capture still photos from video

Watch videos instantly on TV with included cable