Flip UltraHD 2010 (2 Hour, White) comparison

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Flip UltraHD 2010 (2 Hour, White)

Flip UltraHD 2010 (2 Hour, White)
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Kodak Playsport (Black)

Kodak Playsport (Black)
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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Flip MinoHD Video Camera (3rd Generation, Black)

Flip MinoHD Video Camera (3rd Generation, Black)
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Price $395 at 1 store $139 at 1 store $1,403 at 1 store $239 at 1 store $239 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (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 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 2.5 stars out of 43 reviews
Release date September 16, 2010 January 07, 2010 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 November 14, 2008
The Bottom Line The Flip UltraHD 2 Hour is a solid update to an excellent mini camcorder, while staying as simple to use as the original. The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video. While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers. 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.

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Lens aperture F/2.4
F/2.8
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.4
F/2.4
Media type Internal flash memory
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Internal flash memory
Optical zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 x
30 x
Info unavailable
Optical sensor type CMOS
Info unavailable HD CMOS Pro
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 2 x
Info unavailable 200 x
350 x
2 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Image stabilizer Electronic
Electronic
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Info unavailable
Weight 6 oz
Info unavailable 19.2 oz
8.8 oz
3.3 oz
Manual focus Focus free
Focus free
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Focus free
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