Flip UltraHD 2010 (1 Hour, White) comparison

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Samsung HMX-W300 (Red)

Samsung HMX-W300 (Red)
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Flip UltraHD 2009 (Black)

Flip UltraHD 2009 (Black)
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Kodak Playsport (Black)

Kodak Playsport (Black)
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Price $279 at 1 store $224 at 1 store $349 at 1 store $279 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: 8.0 (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 2.5 stars out of 55 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews
Release date September 20, 2010 March 28, 2012 March 15, 2011 April 27, 2009 January 07, 2010
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 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.

Basic specs

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