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Old 03-09-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Flip video, or other mini video cams?

I am looking to buy a very small video camera like the Flip or something similar that i can carry around easily, but still takes good/HD quality video. On Amazon I read tons of terrible reviews about the problems with the Flip camera, and was wondering if anyone here had any personal experience with a mini-camcorder that is good or bad?
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Flip video, or other mini video cams?

Most of them are going to have terrible quality, the flip being among the worst I have ever seen. I suggest investing in a real camcorder.


Make sure it's 1080p. Most are 720.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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I have a very high-end HD Sony camera, but wanted something very small that I can carry around easily - these videos wouldn't need to be super quality, just good enough to view on the computer for educational purposes. I was more worried about issues people have complained about in their reviews with unreliability, bad batteries, fragile lenses, etc. I need one that is fairly sturdy as it will be used with horses quite often.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: Flip video, or other mini video cams?

If i where you i wouldn't even buy a flip or any small video camera like that, i would buy like a sony video camera or something, those flips don't have much quality
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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If i where you i wouldn't even buy a flip or any small video camera like that, i would buy like a sony video camera or something, those flips don't have much quality
Um...I did mention in my previous post that I already have a high-quality Sony HD video camera. I need something ultra-portable and it doesn't have to be super quality, just something decent.
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Default Re: Flip video, or other mini video cams?

You have need to compare all brand video camera before baying it. and make sure which company video camera fulfil all you requirement.
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You can find point and shoot cameras that have movie function for a reasonable cost. I took a quick look at some at the best Buy site and found this one out of many in the 100.00 dollar range > http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon+-+...&skuId=9765091
I personally have a Panasonic vid cam that's about the size of 2 packs of smokes. It had a 40gig drive built in with a slot for a SD card. It's not too shabby in low light either. Here's the review I did for it at my place > http://www.computervitals.com/forum/...40-t11826.html
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Default Re: Flip video, or other mini video cams?

I Had a Samsung HMX-U10, on 720p at 60FPS, it looked pretty dam good! Heres and example clip from it,

[video]http://www.youtube.com/user/neodude112320#p/a/u/1/j8E836si0Y8[/video]
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You two realize this thread is from March, right?
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