Product Type: Flip Video digital camcorders
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Simple technology that works
Flip Video F260N-UK Ultra Series
Member Name: tangoman84
Flip Video F260N-UK Ultra Series
Advantages: Great looks and value for money, simple to use, lightweight, portable, quick transfer of information
Disadvantages: Not HD
With todays new gadgets having more and more fancy additions each time and needing to be upgraded before you have even got them home sometimes it is nice to be able to purchase something that offers up simple technology that works and it was for this reason I decided to purchase a Flip camcorder but has it proven to be a good choice?
The flip is a very compact and lightweight camcorder that you can carry with you in a pocket so that you never need to miss a moment.
The camcorder comes with an inbuilt storage of 2GB which allows you to store an hour of video without the need for any additional pieces of kit.
Simple and quick transfer of your recordings is achieved by the inbuilt USB (USB2 can be achieved with this) connector which simply flips out from the side and you then plug straight into your PC. The camcorder also comes with the ability to plug straight into the TV directly and you get your cable for this included in your package.
The camcorder records at a good standard with a 30 frames per second rate and a resolution of 640 x 480 allowing for a clear video which may not be in HD but is still of a great quality.
Excellent value for money and looks mean this is something which is going to appeal to a lot of people and is a great gift for teenagers who will be happy to video all their antics and upload them to Facebook and You Tube or for the grandparents for those family moments to be captured and put on to their computer.
The camera takes 2 AA batteries and so you needn't worry about having to have it charged if something big is happening as you simply put in a new set of batteries. The battery life is also good and you will easily get your hour of recording in before these will run out.
The great design of the camcorder allows for you to have full control with little effort with a bright and clear 1.5 inch screen at the top of the rear of camera and the controls all just below this making it easy for all to use. The record button and zoom functions (digital zoom x2) are all together and simple to navigate and a delete button on the back makes for quick and easy deletion.
A great built in wide range microphone allows for you to capture all that is going on and hear things clearly and with a built in speaker on the camcorder you can check this out by watching your video on the 1.5 inch screen whilst on the move.
Not in HD but really not something that is a problem to me.
Overall this is a great little camcorder which offers out of the box point and shoot capabilities. Simple to handle and easy to use the camcorder makes recording special moments a lot more fun as you don't need one person having to miss out (you can pass this around and everyone can have a turn). Great value for money and a stylish look are the things that got me to buy this but once I found how easy it was to flip out the USB arm and transfer the video then I became a fan. I highly recommend the Flip camcorder to anyone interested in capturing more of those special moments.
Summary: Overall a great camcorder that delivers all it promises and at an excellent price
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