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Flip VideoUltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours)
 
4.5

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (103)
  • Great picture quality (79)
  • Image stabilization (64)
  • Great sound (45)
  • Large clear LCD (40)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (41)
  • Poor in low light (21)
  • No external mic input (14)
  • Poor sound (5)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (73)
  • Travel (63)
  • HD shooting (35)
  • Weddings (30)
  • Movies/short films (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (55), Enthusiast (29), Semi-pro (10), Pro videographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple, easy, and great video!

This one is so much better than previous versions of the Flip! The image stabilization makes a big difference - the video is so much smoother and it makes everything more enjoyable to watch. ...Read complete review

This one is so much better than previous versions of the Flip! The image stabilization makes a big difference - the video is so much smoother and it makes everything more enjoyable to watch. The resulting video looks GREAT!

Also, I like that it has a rechargeable battery but I can also use AA's in a pinch.

Same simple, easy user interface as the other Flip cameras- I can hand it over to anyone and ask them to shoot stuff for me

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for Outdoors/Low-Light Not So Much

For the price and convenience the Flip UltraHD III is really a good value. If you can live with the fact that Cisco will no longer be supporting the product in a year, just...Read complete review

For the price and convenience the Flip UltraHD III is really a good value. If you can live with the fact that Cisco will no longer be supporting the product in a year, just want a camera to shoot casual video, and aren't too hung up on low-light quality then I'd recommend this to you. I bought this to compare video quality to the Zoom Q3HD while shooting concerts, and there is no comparison. The Zoom HD video quality is far superior to the Flip, where the Flip footage pulls in more reds and pinks when shooting indoors, so the footage has a pink tint to it. Outdoors I haven't notice any real issues. This is a basic camera that will be great for young videographers, and for fun shots on the go.

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5.0

Great Camera!

By Nick the Swimmer

from Los Angeles,CA

About Me Pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Great Zoom

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

    works great! amazing quality for such a compact camera

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great camera, for a great price

    By Darling Nikki

    from Providence, RI

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • No External Mic Input

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

    Purchased this for a trip abroad & can't wait to see what great footage I will have.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Favorite of Teachers

    By Joy

    from Arp ISD

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Classroom instruction

      Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

      Teachers love using this camera to record lessons, experiments, and class projects and then upload these videos to their instructional blogs.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fast shipping

      By AJ

      from Boston MA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

          I search for the camera for a long time. This is the cheapest one that I could find. I am surprised that I got it one day after I ordered it. Really fast.

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          • No

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          1.0

          This product does not work!!

          By Video Productions teacher

          from Florence, SC

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                I do not know what is wrong, but the camera will not charge. I was able to charge it one time and shoot some video, but now it will not charge at all. It will not charge with the charger that I bought to go with it and now it will not charge on the computer either. I am very disappointed with the purchase as I had to pay double for the camera from the original order due to it being discontinued, but still being on the website. The deadline for spending the money has passed and I will not be able to spend the money even if I get a refund. I will be contacting B&H personally when I have the time to wade through the wait time on the phone.

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                • No

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                5.0

                SUPER DUPER

                By fred dog graphics

                from Dousman, Wisconsin

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                  Product is used for short interviews, one on one, with celebrities for a new magazine called Positive Impact Magazine. It's compact, unobtrusive and easy to use.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Video Camera...

                  By JW

                  from Forestville, MD

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                  Great camera! I wish the zoom was better, but other than that I cannot complain.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By romellybelly

                  from san lorenzo Ca

                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                  best for parties, outdoor, weddings, taveling, etc
                  its not good when the mic picks up the wind noise

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Wish they were making more of this model

                  By T's mom

                  from SF Bay Area

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                  The improved stereo sound is wonderful and crystal clear. The stabilization features have also made this a useful HD camcorder.
                  The software makes it easy to use. My daughter's friends now all want one and are VERY disappointed to here that they are disappearing from the market.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A great little camera

                  By Teacher Girl

                  from oklahoma

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • SportsAction

                  Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                  Quick and easy to use. Also, a great value for those of us that don't want to invest a lot in a camera.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Brought video into my teaching lab

                  By Prof Mary

                  from Orono, ME

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Classroom and lab use
                    • Documentaries

                    Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                    I teach college biology courses. This video camera has made it possible for students to easily take videos through microscopes, just by holding the lens of the camera up to the ocular of the microscope and pushing that big red button. The ease of use means everyone can use it without instruction. I have now bought 5 of these for my course, and hopefully will have a chance to buy three more. My students love the camera, and the high resolution images it produces allow them to see more in the video they shoot than they saw through the microscope. I absolutely love these cameras as teaching tools!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very perfect

                    By nath

                    from montreal canada

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel

                    Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                    The service was very good and fast

                    the camera is perfect for what i did and the images are clear .
                    very good camera for the price
                    thanks again

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    a real value

                    By Mike W.

                    from Marietta, GA

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                      A friend had an older model and I was impressed by the HD image and the size and decent picture at low indoor light. I bought a newer version with 2 hour recording and image stabilization. Am thinking of even buying another one cause my wife has bogarted mine. Perfect for the shirt pocket for quick grabs at family get togethers or just see something worth shooting. Down side is the downloading\archiving software...terrible. After the software freezing the computer a few times, now I just drag the files from the camera to a folder on the computer. Too bad they are discontinuing the line.

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                      5.0

                      PERFECT POCKET OR PURSE VIDEO CAM

                      By emmie

                      from southern cali

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Zoom range/performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • Home Movies
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                        My new Flip camera fits easily in my purse or pocket. Purchased to take on upcoming Disney cruise but already proved useful. Son used for video project assignment for his Spanish class and loved the simplicity of use. The ease of use and quality of picture far exceed that of my smart phone. I think this was a very good buy and worth the small amount of space it takes up in my purse. Transferring images to pc also was a breeze. Too bad Cisco Systems decided to abandon this product...hopefully someone else will step up to continue the line.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Indestructable

                        By Skiski

                        from Newyork ny

                        About Me Casual User

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Virtually indestructable

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom
                        • Poor In Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel

                        Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (Black, 2 Hours):

                        I love this camera i got a custom one for my birthday and it works great. I brougt itto can with me and it got dropped and hit a bunh of times and it still works! I bought a underwaterhousing for it for snorkling and scuba diving and it worked when i tested it inmy pool but when i brought it into the ocean the housing failed i thought it was broken after havingot for 3 weeks because the screan went all bubbly and it woulnt turn on. I dryed put the hdmi ports and then it turned on and started working as good as new!!!! But the pne thing is that the batterie doesnt last longer than about an hpur and a half.

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                        • Yes

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                        3.0

                        depends on what you want to do

                        By dave the guy

                        from nyc

                        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • No image stabilizer

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                        if you are taking cute videos of your kids this is great.

                        if you want to make outdoor action videos get something else like a gopro or contour!!!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Flip HD = Awesome

                        By Moe

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Zoom range/performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                          The flip camera is an awesome device, the HD is so visible. This camera has no shake at all, I used this for Christmas when the kids were unwrapping the gifts and it worked wonders.

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                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Exactly as advertized

                          By Aqualung12

                          from Finksburg, MD

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Travel

                          Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                          Purchased this for our daughter and gave it to her two days before Christmas to use with our 10 month old grand son. Good thing we did, he crawled for the 1st time Christmas morning!! Grabbed the flip video, turned it on and got all of it. Priceless!!

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          an incredible underrated HD camera

                          By Judeman

                          from New York City

                          About Me Video Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                          • No External Mic Input

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentaries
                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Movies/Short Films
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (Black, 2 Hours):

                          I bought this camera for my wife as a Christmas gift and we couldn't be more pleased. I've used the Flip Cameras for the past 2 years as a music educator and as a freelance percussionist and composer. The video quality is extremely high and the microphone has continued to surprise me even while recording absurdly loud drumset and ensemble performances / rehearsals. *The rechargeable battery can also be substituted with store-bought AAA batteries (a must for last-minute recording opportunities when you may have forgotten to recharge)* - a huge selling point to catch an impromptu memory.

                          Cisco no longer makes these cameras, so buy them while you can. You will NOT be disappointed.

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                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Love It!

                          By LauraS

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about UltraHD Video Camera (White, 2 Hours):

                              I purchased the product for my son to use instead of his i touch. It is compatible with the mac easy to use and has two hours of record time.

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                              • Yes

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