Flip UltraHD (2009, White) comparison

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Flip UltraHD (2009, White)

Flip UltraHD (2009, White)
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Kodak Playsport (Black)

Kodak Playsport (Black)
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Flip MinoHD Video Camera (3rd Generation, Black)

Flip MinoHD Video Camera (3rd Generation, Black)
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Price $299 at 1 store $245 at 1 store $349 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 22 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 2.5 stars out of 43 reviews
Release date April 27, 2009 January 07, 2010 March 15, 2011 November 14, 2008
The Bottom Line The Flip Video UltraHD may not be the sexiest mini camcorder out there, but it offers a respectable feature set and some of the best video we've seen from this type of cheap, YouTube-friendly camcorder. The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card. While it has its flaws and is a bit expensive, the ultrasimple Flip Video MinoHD produces impressive video for a camcorder of its size.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/2.4
F/2.8
F/1.8-3.4
F/2.4
Media type Internal flash memory
Flash card
Flash card
Internal flash memory
Optical zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable 30 x
Info unavailable
Optical sensor type CMOS
Info unavailable Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 2 x
Info unavailable 350 x
2 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Image stabilizer Info unavailable Electronic
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Info unavailable
Weight 6 oz
Info unavailable 8.8 oz
3.3 oz
Manual focus Focus free
Focus free
Manual
Automatic
Focus free
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