A Review Of The World's Simplest - Flip Ultra HD Camcorder
The low cost Flip Ultra HD is and easy to use pocket sized camera. Another bonus is that it is quite sturdy. This is perfect for someone looking for a low profile or easy to carry camera.
This camera can take some quality videos for its size and weight. The colour display is vibrant, even with only a two inch screen. It has fantastic sound recording and playback, and built in speakers that are very loud and clear. The Ultra HD also has a HDMI port and can suport two AA batteries, unlike all the other Flip cameras.
No item is perfect and the next section outlines some challenges with the Ultra Flip HD -
The camera base is strangley shaped. The camera may shake when placed on a flat surface because of the uneven base. Even though I haven't experienced the camera falling, this is something to be aware of when it is in use.
Low light situations cause the video quality to degrade. It becomes very grainy. The image stabalization appears to be non-exsistant, so hold the camera very steady to record high quality videos.
The camera display has no information on how much power the rechargable battery has left until just before it runs out. It takes up to 7 hours to charge fully once the battery is dead.
Also there is no way to fast forward or rewind while you're watching a video clip on the camera.
I'd hope that lots of these issues will be updated in the next release of the Flip camera. Is it better to wait for the new version, or to try this one? What you want from your camera is really the first thing to answer. If you want instant recording of what is going on at any moment, this is a great, easy to use, point and shoot camera. However if you are looking for high quality movie recording, then you would be better to go with a different camera.
The Flip UltraHD is fun to use, easy to carry, quick to point and shoot and downloads to send easily.