Flip UltraHD 2009 (Black)
Manufacturer: Pure Digital Technologies Part number: U2120B
- 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.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $230.00 - $288.35
- Reviewed by: David Carnoy
- Edited by: Lori Grunin
- Reviewed on: 04/29/2009
The good: Shoots 720p HD video; high-quality video for its class; easy to use; uses rechargeable AA batteries; FlipShare software compatible with both Mac and Windows machines.
The bad: Somewhat pricey; no memory card slot; no cable included for HD output to HDTVs.
The bottom line: The Flip Video UltraHD may not be the sexiest mini camcorder out there, but it offers a respectable feature set and some of the best video we've seen from this type of cheap, YouTube-friendly camcorder.
Good for general filming
by mikepier on January 12, 2010
Pros: Built-in 2 hours memory. Can swap out rechargeable batteries with regular AA batteries. PQ good on an HDTV
Cons: Wish it had 60fps. Can only output via HDMI, no regular video out. No continuous play when playing on a TV, unless you make into a movie first.
Summary: I had to replace my 10 year old VHS-C camcorder. If I took my camcorder out once a month, that was a lot, so I was looking for a general ...
Summary: I had to replace my 10 year old VHS-C camcorder. If I took my camcorder out once a month, that was a lot, so I was looking for a general purpose camcorder just for those special occasions like birthdays etc. So far I like this camcorder. There's just one issue with it. If you are playing a video on the TV, it will play only one scene, then stop. You then have to hit play again. The only remedy is to dump the scenes on your computer, make them into a movie, then download it back to the camcorder where you can now play the scenes uninterrupted. Other than that it's good so far
Its cute, but its not THAT great.
by Fairytaleigs on January 4, 2010
Pros: Easy to use, excellent sound quality
Cons: video quality looks cheap and is fuzzy.
Summary: I would rather take short videos of the same quality on my 60$ camera (eliminates the need for a second device) than to carry around this thing that is slippery ...
Summary: I would rather take short videos of the same quality on my 60$ camera (eliminates the need for a second device) than to carry around this thing that is slippery and will provide the same results as my camera. A good kids toy.
The ultimate hd pocket camcorder
by benbook on December 29, 2009
Pros: 1. Excellent picture and vibrant color quality in both low light and outdoor settings
2. Adjusted to sunlight well
3. Can swap out the rechargeable battery pack for AA batteries
4. Decent sound quality
Cons: The camera only has enough built in memory to record 2 hours of video
Terrible for the price
by Taranran on December 29, 2009
Pros: It can fool you to into thinking it's great while you're recording....
Cons: Horrible quality video for the price. Very shaky and pixelated. Hardly any zoom. Settings are almost non-existent. I have no idea how much batter life is left!
Summary: I received this item for Christmas this year and have already returned it. It was a lot of fun to use on Christmas day. The LCD screen was very clear ...
Summary: I received this item for Christmas this year and have already returned it. It was a lot of fun to use on Christmas day. The LCD screen was very clear and the video seemed steady. However, when I plugged it into my computer and my HDTV, the picture as VERY grainy and not steady AT ALL! If this item were fifty bucks and you wanted to give it as a gift to a five year old, then yes, I would say it would be worth it. Don't waste your money!!!!
Looks Like a Winner!!
by tmurquhart on December 23, 2009
Pros: I received the FLIP camcorder yesterday. I like the simplicity and software that comes with it. I have the RCA unit, but it is very limited.
AS far as the glass over the lens, it keeps us from fat-fingering the lens and messing it up. Looking good!!
Cons: Wish it has an expandable memory card
slot, but you can't have it all. If I want more time, I will get a larger camera with that capability. The Samsung with the Schneider lens looks very promising. Schneider is a good lens!
Great for What it is
by burle1812 on December 18, 2009
Pros: Portablilty, flexability to use AA or rechargables, ease of use, picture quality
Cons: The USB connector can be at a wierd angle when plugged in depending on your computer model,
Summary: Ok, you won't be shooting a 3 hour feature film with this thing, but hey do some research into what you are buying! This was specifically designed to be ...
Summary: Ok, you won't be shooting a 3 hour feature film with this thing, but hey do some research into what you are buying! This was specifically designed to be used by non-tech heads who get overloaded turning on thier computer. If you don't try and ask this camera to do more than it is capable of you will be fine! I don't know how much video you think you need, but I have a new baby we have shot over 30 hours of video with ours and barely can fill the 2 hour capacity of the camera at one time. And that was including a trip to Northern Michigan. The USB connector is convienant but depending on your computer model the camera can be plugged at a wierd angle. Software is ok, but if you like to make movies with edits and transitions I would suggest an aftermarked editing software such as Sony Vegas
Easy Fun good video camera
by jbruno3 on November 19, 2009
Pros: Simple interface. compact. interchangeable batteries. good inage quality. Good customer service
Cons: no expansion slot, no WiFi upload
Summary: This is a great ease of use camcorder. Picture is good and it can betaken anywhere.
Prices have dropped (got mine for $149) so it is a good value for ...
Summary: This is a great ease of use camcorder. Picture is good and it can betaken anywhere.
Prices have dropped (got mine for $149) so it is a good value for the money and it is MAC compatible!
Would score higher if it shipped with a USB cable.
by zonehead on November 10, 2009
Pros: Amazing quality for such a small camera.
Easy to use
Rechargeable batteries or AA can be used.
Suprised how good the images are even when seen on a 42 inch LCD HDTV
Cons: NO USB CABLE!!!
Software does not see videos unless the camera is plugged in the same computer.
Summary: I received this great little camera as a gift yesterday. My husband also thought to buy HDMI cables, but we didn't think to get a $3 USB cable. The ...
Summary: I received this great little camera as a gift yesterday. My husband also thought to buy HDMI cables, but we didn't think to get a $3 USB cable. The camera's USB connector that flips out is ok IF you clearance around the USB port on your computer. I have an older Dell laptop that I have docked at home to a 19 inch monitor/USB keyboard/Wacom tablet. I have to disconnect either my AC power cord OR my monitor and keyboard. Not good.
So I plugged it into my husband's desktop and moved the software setup files and a few short videos we recorded to my laptop using our home network.
The software installed ok, but it won't see my video files unless I plus the camera in directly to my laptop! Unless you download through the camera it does not exist. The software should be able to open other video files you may have on you hard drive but it doesn't.
So now I have to go find and buy a $3 F-M extender USB cable somwhere before I can use the free software.
So if you are buying this as a gift (we bought another one for our son so he can send us videos of our grandson easier) you may want to include a USB and HDMI cable set as well. Flip Video store has a set of 3 USB cables for $24.99; way too expensive IMO.
If I had been able to edit my videos right out of box I'd give this camera 5 stars. All they had to do was put a $3 cable in the box!
by goisles29 on November 8, 2009
Pros: About 5 months ago I put my Flip Ultra HD through the wash by accident. 2 months later it turned on, but didnt record or do anything but turn on. Now it records, and is fine! THESE ARE AMAZING!
Cons: I don't know any!
Summary: BUY IT!
Summary: BUY IT!
Stopped Connecting to the computer in the second week
by johnnyculver on October 21, 2009
Pros: Ease of use, nice quality of video for such a low price device
Cons: The connection to the computer just stopped working for no reason. I heard the same thing from 3 other people I told the story to. There are pages and pages of people complaining about the exact same issue.
Summary: Do not waste your money and if you do make sure to use it a lot in the first 2 weeks so you will have a chance to send it ...
Summary: Do not waste your money and if you do make sure to use it a lot in the first 2 weeks so you will have a chance to send it back while it is still on warranty.
- Manufacturer: Pure Digital Technologies
- Part number: U2120B
- Description: The Flip UltraHD camcorder combines Flip Video's signature shoot-and-share simplicity with the power of vivid, vibrant HD video. With 120 minutes of record time, you'll never miss another minute again. And because of UltraHD's pocket-sized portability, you'll truly be able to capture HD video anytime, anywhere.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Camcorder - 720p
- Enclosure Color Black
- Camcorder Sensor Resolution 0.92 megapixels
- Digital Zoom 2 x
- Camcorder Media Type Internal flash memory
- Optical Sensor Size 1/4.5"
- Optical Sensor Type CMOS
- Digital Video Format H.264
- White Balance Automatic
- Exposure Modes Automatic
- Widescreen Video Capture Yes
- AV Interfaces HDMI
- Type Lens - F/2.4
- Lens aperture F/2.4
- Lens system type Lens
- Focus Adjustment Focus free
- Min Focus Range 5 ft
- Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
- Additional Features Auto power save,
In-camera movie editing,
YouTube capture mode,
USB 2.0 compatibility,
- Software Drivers & Utilities
- Included Accessories Wrist strap
- Viewfinder Type None
- Type 2 in LCD display
- Connector Type 1 x USB,
1 x HDMI output
Memory / Storage
- Media type Internal flash memory
- Internal Storage 8 GB Flash
- Included Memory Card 8 GB
System Requirements for PC Connection
- Operating System Support Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or later,
MS Windows Vista,
MS Windows XP
- Peripheral Devices USB port,
- Supported Battery AA
- Supported Battery 1 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( Included )
- Audio input type Microphone
- Microphone type Built-in
- Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
- Microphone technology Electret condenser
Viewfinder / Display
- Display Features Built-in
- Width 2.2 in
- Depth 1.2 in
- Height 4.3 in
- Weight 6 oz
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- Manufacturer:Pure Digital Technologies
30 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108
- Phone: 1-415-445-7626
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org