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All posts tagged "flip slide hd"


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Flip Slide HD

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/14/...lide-hd-review/

"If you'd asked us to bet, we'd have put money on the next Flip camera including minor-but-important enhancements like image stablization and perhaps a 1080p sensor with better low-light performance. After all, competitive products like the Kodak Zi8 and Sony Bloggie get great reviews for these simple incremental feature additions, and it's been nearly a year and a half since the original Flip Mino HD came out. But apparently you get to play by different rules when you own nearly 40 percent of the "shoot and share" camera market, and Flip's latest cam eschews the spec upgrade game in favor of repackaging the Mino HD into a radical new form factor with a tilt-slide screen that's designed as much for playback as it is for recording."

This review mirrored my exact thoughts when I first saw this. The Flip line is successful because it provides good enough features at a great price. The big touchscreen isn't necessary and the prices tag of $279 is certainly a great selling point for all the point and shoot cameras that also happen to shoot better quality video than the Flip at the same price point.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Flip Releasing the Slide HD Soon

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:50 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/07/...o-cameras-view/

"All we have is this one image, care of a gracious anonymous tipster who said it was found at Best Buy. Our best guess? Well, it's a Flip camcorder, and there's a sliding element to it -- amazing deduction skills, we know."

What's that? A new Flip HD camera? Seems so - and if that yellow sticker is any indication, we'll see it launched in under two weeks. Oh Best Buy employees, can't you keep anything a secret? Spec wise, the Flip Slide HD has 16 GB of built-in memory, good for up to four hours of video. Unfortunately, it's still limited to 720p h.264 video at 30fps - I was hoping they'd be up to 1080p by now, or maybe 720p with an option for 60fps. The big change here (beyond the bump in storage capacity) is the much bigger screen - though based on the position of the lens, you still use it held vertically. Which means the bigger screen is for...playback and showing your videos to others? I can see that actually - I bet a lot of people keep their favourite video clips on their Flip and don't transfer them to their computers, so having a bigger screen means it's better for sharing.

I have a Flip Mino HD and like it quite a bit, but what I really want - what would make it a better product for me - is better low-light performance. That's something I'd pay more money for.


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