Flip UltraHD 8GB 3rd Generation
The Flip digital video camera is known as the world’s simplest HD camcorder. Who could have imagined that you could record 2 hours worth of 720p HD video on a device that fits in the palm of your hand. That’s what we get with the 3rd generation 8GB model of this Flip Ultra HD camcorder.
The Flip UltraHD is slimmer than ever, measuring 2.2 inches wide, 4.2 inches tall and is 1.2 inches thick. You can slip it in your pocket and carry it anywhere since it fits nicely and only weighs 5.6 ounces.
As far as video quality goes, the Flip Ultra HD 3rd gen shoots videos in 16:9 widescreen, 720p high definition (1280 x 720) at 60 fps, an improvement over the previous 30 frames per second version. One of the larger complaints with the previous Flip cams was the shaky footage that emerges. But this 3rd generation model comes with image stabilization which in the end results in a better video.
The flip out usb port adds the convenience of not needing a wire, you just plug the flip cam right into your computer to get your video out or to use the software to edit and share your videos.
The cam has 8 GB of on camera storage and offers up to 2 hours of HD Video capacity at 1280 x 720p, which is impressive, but the 3rd generation Flip now records at 60 frames per second. This is twice the speed of the 2nd generation model. What that means is that fast motion videos will now appear smoother.
In addition, the camera has enhanced stability control. Those recording their child’s big soccer game will be able to see the game winning goal without feeling like you are watching the Blair Witch Project.
After you record your video, use the FlipShare software that comes with the camera to edit your videos and do much more. You can also use FlipShare’s attachment-free email program to upload videos to Flip Channels or post your videos on Twitter, Youtube, and even Facebook.
The camera comes with a rechargeable cell battery that you can charge on your usb port in your PC or Mac. For emergencies, the UltraHD can use 3 AAA batteries for a backup. That way you can still use your camera when you aren’t near your computer for a recharge.
Customer feedback on the 3rd Generation UltraHD had been overwhelmingly positive. Among the typical “great product” and “perfect gift” comments, the UltraHD has been called an excellent value and offers great efficiency and clarity.
The 8GB Flip Video UltraHD cam offers all the features you would want in a camera with improved on board storage, increased frame rate, and stability control. For right around $130, you aren’t going to find a more versatile camera.
Included with the package is the Flip UltraHD video camera, a rechargeable battery pack, wrist strap, soft protective case and a user guide.
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