Received my flip today (1 day late, but royal mail’s fault, not amazon’s)i have been looking round for a digital camcorder, some over £100. As i didn’t want to spend a lot i saw this one and heard good things about it. Good things i can agree with. Came in a nice stylish box (first impressions are important to me), and lifts out nicely with the flip on top and underneath you get x2 aa batteries, video cable, pouch, cord and manuals etc. Batteries easily go in the front panel by unlocking it from the bottom and sliding the front down. Once the batteries are in, it’s ready to go. Switch it on from the side, set the date, and then hit recordplug it in via usb, installs in a few seconds and you can access all your video files just like you would browse a usb drive or any other memory card. You can then either copy, edit, burn your files. The quality i was impressed with.
Flip’n briliant piece of kit. Just got it out of box and tried it out seems good to me easy to use quality seem very good for size of it going to a beatles tribute next weekend so i will try it out for real next week i am a bit of a techno wiz so it just up my street i bought it because of it’s size mainly look’s well made i think flip is short for flippen briliant.
Flip F260B-UK Video Ultra Series Digital Camcorder – Black (60 mins)
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- Aperture: f/2.4 (fast lens for great results in low-light environments)
- Backlit Display: Yes
- Battery Life: Up to 2.5 hours (Battery life may vary between batteries and use pattern)
- Display: 1.5 inch TFT
- Exposure: Auto
- File Format: Advanced Profile MPEG4 AVI
- Flash Memory: 2GB built-in memory holds up to 60 minutes of recorded video
- Image Sensor: 1/4 VGA CMOS sensor. Large (5.6 µm) pixels for maximum light sensitivity
- Interface: USB arm to connect directly to computer
- Weight: 2.3kg
I found the flipcam a very convenient and efficient little video camera. On a weeks holiday at christmas in germany it produced a comprehensive record of our visit using only 30 minutes of its 1 hour capacity. The editing programme that is built in to the flipcam is excellent.
Flip f260b ultra video digital camcorder is fool proof. This product is a simple easy to use and feels of good quality. It is small enough to carry in pocket about the size of an old mobile phone. The software is built in as is the usb connector so when you have videod you just plug in to usb and follow instructions on sceen, no discs to load very simple. A video can be filmed and emailed in less than 5 mins even by a fool like me, its that easy. Also when you switch it on it is ready to record in less than 3 seconds. Only down side is video quality not great.
My flip arrived in the post this morning and it’s incredibly simple to use. You don’t even need instructions as it’s so easy – i was recording in just a couple of minutes. The software supplied is also very straight forward – i had recorded and edited a mini movie just 40 minutes after the postman dropped my flip off. Uploading to the web was also simple to do. I expect i will probably invest in some new software soon, as i would like to be able to do a little bit more in the way of editing than the supplied software allows. However it is more than enough to get you started and for people who want to keep things simple it’s ideal. The flip records well indoors, even in low light with the curtains closed, but i expect it will struggle at night as there is no built in light. It’s small enough to slip into a pocket or handbag and very light weight. Also better image quality recording than my mobile phone – none of that blurring that you often see on phone cameras.
Flip F260B-UK Video Ultra Series Digital Camcorder – Black (60 mins) : Flip camera, great sound quality and picture quality very good. It came with batteries which i inserted. After second time of using and after about 30 minutes recording time the battery died and i ended up with a wasted interview which i could not repeat. Another girl had a similar camera but i noticed it came with rechargeables. I would say buy this camera but always carry spare batteries and if you hear a little bleep that will be the camera switching itself off. Flip f260b-uk video ultra series digital camcorder – black (60 mins).