Flip UltraHD 2010 (1 Hour, White) comparison

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Samsung HMX-W300 (Red)

Samsung HMX-W300 (Red)
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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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Price $189 at 1 store $259 at 1 store $259 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 20, 2010 March 28, 2012 March 15, 2011 January 07, 2010 March 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The Flip UltraHD 1 Hour is an OK entry-level mini camcorder if you just need something simple to shoot and share video, but there are better options. The Samsung HMX-W300 rugged minicamcorder is a good traveling companion for capturing Web-friendly movie clips and photos of your next hike or beach trip. 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. 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.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/2.4
F/2.2
F/1.8-3.4
F/2.8
F/1.8-2.8
Media type Internal flash memory
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable 30 x
Info unavailable 10 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Info unavailable HD CMOS Pro
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 2 x
3 x
350 x
Info unavailable 200 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable
Image stabilizer Info unavailable Electronic
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Electronic
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Weight 5.7 oz
4.8 oz
8.8 oz
Info unavailable 19.2 oz
Manual focus Focus free
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Focus free
Manual
Automatic
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