|Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Orange)
|List Price: $149.99
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The FVULT60MINB 60-Minute Flip Video Ultra Camcorder lets you capture the everyday moments that happen anywhere and share them with friends and family everywhere. It's simple, portable, and amazingly affordable. Simple editing tools let you make custom-edited movie mixes with music Create and organize your personal video library 1.5 diagonal color anti-glare playback screen for instant viewing and deleting, 528 x 132 pixels screen resolution Video Resolution - 640 x 480 at 30 frames per second Video Bitrate - 4.5Mbps (average - auto adaptive algorithm) Video Format - Advanced Profile MPEG4 Lens Type - Fixed Focus (0.8m to infinity) Aperture - f/2.4 (fast lens for great results in low-light environments) Fast lens for great results in low and bright light, smooth multi-step 2x digital zoom Interface - 8 Buttons (Power, Play, Delete, Record and 4 way navigation) PC Connection - Built-in flip-out USB arm (up to USB 2.0 speed) NTSC TV Out with included cable Battery Life - Up to 2.5 hours with 2x AA Alkaline batteries, Up to 6.5 hours with 2x AA Energizer e2 batteries System Requirements - Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, SVGA display monitor (1024x768) and video card, Windows Media Player 9.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0, PowerPC G4 1.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.3.9, SVGA display (1024 x 768) monitor and video card, QuickTime 7 or later Dimensions - Height 4.17 x Width 2.16 x Depth 1.25
- Simple to use, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording and digital zoom
- Holds 60 minutes of full VGA-quality video on 2GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required
- Convenient USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy viewing and sharing
- Built-in software lets you easily e-mail videos, upload to YouTube and AOL, and capture still photos from video
- Watch videos instantly on TV with included cable
- Great little video camera
I bought several of these cameras to test with elementary-aged students and they work beautifully. The students don't need much more training than a couple of minutes and the transfer of the files to the computer is simple. I go straight through the DCIM folder instead of installing the software. We use MovieMaker to edit the files and the students have prepared amazing projects.
The sound quality is not the best but if you keep in mind where you are recording there usually is no problem.
This is a great little video camera for just about anyone!...more info
- Easy to use Flip Ultra
I bought this model becaus it was so cheap! One of these days I'll get a Flip Mino HD, but for now this Flip Ultra (30 minutes) is a great little camcorder. It's small and lightweight so I can carry it with me all the time.
It's good in all light situations. However, when I zoom in, it's a little blurry. So I don't use the zoom, I just get closer if I can. Other than that, I'm happy with it....more info
- Easy to use, tons of fun for 11-year-old
We got this camcorder for our daughter as a gift for her 11th birthday (about 2 weeks ago). So far it is working very well, is easy to use, and seems quite sturdy as it made it through the sleepover party with no problems. The sound and picture quality are both good and it is very easy to upload videos to the computer. ...more info
- Buy this first!
Before you buy a camcorder for the first time, you need to buy this one! The price is cheap for an excellent product. This maybe all you need!
P.S. Emailed videos are not quite as good as videos downloaded straight from the flip to your computer!...more info
- Flip Ultra is just what I needed.
This is one of the best purchases I have made lately. It is so easy to use, even I can do it. Just point and shoot. Clarity is unbelievably good, whether watching it from computer or TV. Easy to connect to computer or TV. Uploading is a snap. Some of the reviews said the sound was poor, but for my purposes, filming my new baby granddaughter, the sound is very good. Because it is so small and portable, I always have it with me. Making spontaneous videos is always possible and easy. I would recommend it to anyone. It may not be the best for filming a concert or a wedding from the back of the cathedral, but for everyday things, it is perfect!...more info
- flip video camera- good buy for a starter
this camera is a 30 minute version of the popular flip camera and a good buy for a starter, easy to use and upload digital video; i find that most of my videos don't require more than 30 minutes and i was using the one time video cameras from CVS to use on trips, send to my grandchilren to use then send back to me,etc, so this is a cheaper alternative, and a reusable resource. ...more info
- Flip Video
An amazing tiny video camcorder that captures sharp vivid images. Very very handy, needs a little adjustment yourself on how to record with steady hands. Best thing also is that you can choose to take still photos out of your recorded video just with this little device. Downloading also isn't hard at all....more info
- Great tool for teachers short on time
As a primary school teacher I often find myself wishing I'd filmed those great moments of achievement or authentic realisation, but wasn't prepared; couldn't be bothered getting the professional camcorder out of the supplies cupboard, booking it in 'just in case' downloading it to Moviemaker, editing it, etc etc and finally showing it to the students at their gr 6 graduation- 9 months later!
The Flip allows me to quickly grab it at a moment's notice (from my desk), ask the students to continue on and I (or they are) able to film those special moments of learning without any fuss, and to quickly download them, and view them all within minutes. Amazing! They are far more interested in improving as learners if they've watched themselves rather than the teacher just telling them what they should do next time.
Highly recommend it for anyone who wants a 'fuss free' camcorder.
Took it to a band the other night too and that was great, in spite of how far we were from the stage, the sound quality was exceptional- just don't tell my principal! ;-)...more info
- Fun little camera
I gave this camera to my boyfriend for his birthday, knowing that he'd have fun making videos of the cat. He does. :) This camera is easy to use, the recording quality is good- both visual and audio are quite nice, and the programming makes it easy to edit your video and put it on you tube. Its a lot of fun and would be great for people with children (or, in our case, people who treat their pets like children.) ...more info
- [...] are LIERS BEWARE Mac users!!!
This thing is a piece of junk! They claim it will work with IMovie but it does not. Their solution was to call Apple at $[...] a call. BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE Mac users!!!!!!!!!!!! Total CRAP!!!!!! ...more info
- So easy my 5 year old can use it!
I bought this when it was featured as a gold box deal, and it was worth every penny. Fits comfortably in my front pocket, very easy to use, and takes good quality video. Video looks good even indoors. It took me 2 minutes to teach my 5 year old daughter how to use it and she was off and running. So far I've dropped it twice from about 4 feet with no damage to the unit. I should have been using the enclosed wrist strap. Tranfering to the computer is a snap. I'll definately condiser purchasing the HD version of this camera....more info
- very nice unit
i love this thing for filming just moments. its the same quality as your cell phone, just that it records longer. has cool built in software that will help you up load to different sites like you tube,Facebook etc. needs full light to work well,....more info
- Great little camera
We bought this camera for my 9 year old son who desperately wanted to do video-taping. I was stunned at how nice of a camera it is! It is super-easy to use and has great picture. The 30-minutes of video is perfect for my son. I would recommend this camera....more info
- Buy only if you consider it DISPOSABLE
We bought our Flip Ultra not quite a year ago, and it served its purpose as advertised - we were truly generally happy with the product. I should also share that we weren't heavy users, and took very good care of it. Recently it stopped turning all the way on, so we can no longer record or play back. Internet searching revealed many others with the same problem. Flip's response? Sorry, Charlie. We won't even offer to repair it for a cost, and this is what happens to electronics. It seems perfectly rational for it to fail before you've had it for a year. Enjoy your brick.
I would caution folks that Flip is very firm about their 90-day warranty, and and when you judge what you're spending, consider it to be a disposable item that you could have to replace at your own cost anytime after 90 days....more info
- Impressive little camera
We're impressed with the way this works. We still need to find out how to share the videos because they are too big to email....more info
- Super Cool item
I love this item!!! I carry this camera in my purse and nothing is sacred. My friends and I send Flip videos to each other. Super easy for computer stupid people to use and enjoy. I'm loving it....more info
- Easy to Use But...
The flipcam itself is extremely easy to use and seems to offer good quality. The only problem we had was downloading the software -- built-in software in cam did not work...kept freezing up. Ended up going to website and downloading from there. ...more info
- Great value
This Flip camcorder has been a blast to use. Sure, you will not be producing the highest quality videos, but the ease of use and cost more than make up for that. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone who wants an inexpensive and easy to use device for recording video. ...more info
- James Bond Camera
This video camera is an excellent value and has many uses. It captures motion well and the color is very good. Having the software resident in the camera is a very useful way to make it compatible with any computer, wherever you are....more info
- Having trouble with Mac
I love the product, but it's buggy with my mac laptop. I am going to get a netbook soon, so I'm still happy with the purchase, but Flip isn't really fully functional for the Mac no matter what they say. I have not yet messed around with the HD new version. My neighbor has it, though, and I'm hoping they've worked out some kinks. It is small enough for large pocket, but the newer HD one is considerably slimmer....more info
- Love It!
Purchased this camera about a month ago and love it! Super easy to use. Plan to purchase one for my mother who is totally technology incompetant (I say that lovingly...she's 71 years old and struggles with all electronics). I really believe even she can use it....more info
- Flip Ultra Series Camcorder
Another Made in China piece of junk!! Tried to download our video onto 8 computers, Mac/XP/Vista.. Nothing--squat. Tech help was worthless. Now have to send the camera back at MY EXPENSE!!!
Stay away from this dreck/drek....more info
- great little video cam!
I bought two cameras...one for me and one for my daughter. A way to share what we are doing when we can't travel to see each other. We love the portability and the simple interface with our computers.....fun to use with no fuss!...more info
This little video recorder is fun and so easy to use. Even someone as technically handicapped as I am can use this camera. I wasn't in the market for an item like this until I saw the price. For $60 you can't go wrong. It is easy to download to the computer and it is so easy to use. ...more info
- FLIP REVIEW
Product came in good shape and quick delivery.
Very satisfied with the product and seller....more info
- frozen after 6 months
The product is easy to use but I had trouble within the first couple of months with my desktop not recognizing the camera and therefore I could not use the software that came with it but it was still another "hard drive". I disconnected it without first "ejecting" it using the computer promtps and from then on it was frozen and would not work at all.
In total, I had it for 7 months.
There is NO POSSIBILITY of resetting or rebooting this camera so that it would get "unforzen". Be Careful...more info
- Not good for youtube music videos
sound quality is poor. i do not recomment getting this to make youtube acoustic guitar cover videos...more info
- Piece of Junk
I used this camera a few times and then it died. It won't power on. Unfortunately, It was over 90 days old(warranty period) so it's my loss. The company has not been too helpful....more info
- flip is fantastic
Works well. This is the second one I have purchased. Very easy to use and the only thing that I would change is to get the HD model....more info
- Surprising audio quality from this very affordable camcorder
So many people have already commented on the video quality and I won't go there. I'd like to say something about the audio quality of the videos it produces. For a camcorder at this price, you would expect the sound quality to be crappy. Not in this case with the Flip Ultra. The sound it picks up is very crispy and clean, and it can handle very loud sound level with minimal distortion, producing full-spectrum audio with adequate high and low frequencies, and very clean mid tone. It may not be as clean or noise-free as a dedicated recording microphone, but for an on-camera microphone it's surprisingly good, even better than my friend's Sanyo Xacti, which records in stereo. (Yes, good quality mono DOES sound better than so-so stereo.)
So many people overlook the audio quality of a camcorder, but I consider it very important since it's a big part of the overall video shooting experience, especially when you're shooting something with music. I rate the Flip Ultra very highly in this department.
The reason why I am only giving this camcorder four stars is the lack of video playback control (NO fast forward, NO rewind and NO pause). Sometimes it becomes quite inconvenient when you're reviewing long clips on the camcorder itself. The newer version of Ultra (120 minutes) has these video functions, which made me feel a bit sad about picking up the original Ultra. (should've waited a little longer, duh)
- Excellent Product
This is an excellent user friendly product.
How to make it better: Include some simple instructions on managing the clips in your desktop/laptop. I lost two clips that were previously downloaded from the camera to my laptop simply after I plugged in the camera to download new ones.
- Pleasantly surprised
I purchased this Flip video camera about 6 weeks ago. The software would not install on my computer at first but suddenly on the 10-11 time it went smooth as a whistle. I still haven't been able to play a video on a TV. I haven't done any editing. The videos download easily and the file set up is simple. I am really pleased and surprised at the quality of the video and sound. I have taken about 90 minutes of video most of it close up such as in a restaurant or in a conversational group. The video is very sharp and the audio is clear. Given the low price I am quite pleased with this camera -- the quality of the video and the ease of use....more info