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Flip Cameras No More

So Cisco is ending its Flip line of point and shoot video recorders. I’m sorta not surprised after owning a Flip camera.

The Flip is nice and easy to use, but… it isn’t the greatest thing either. It’s portable, and the video quality is good. But you really need to be within a few feet of the subject for good video, and even then, audio is not good. Compared to the video recording of the iPhone 4, I can see how the Flip became expendable. Instead of carrying a Flip and an iPhone, I’d prefer a single device, the iPhone, that has more functionality. That and I much prefer the audio quality of the iPhone recordings.

The moment of change for me was at the ArtSpree event. Granted this hula dancer started doing his thing adjacent to me, but after watching the captured HD video from the iPhone 4, I knew my Filp camera was no more.

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2 Responses to Flip Cameras No More

  1. Yoda808 April 13, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    Yeah,

    I never really understood why these things game out. I mean, I have nothing against the product, but I didn’t see the point as if you had a digital camera–it did the same thing. Why buy something when you already have something similar. Sure a digital camera was/is a little more cumbersome to shoot video with, but it does/did the job.

    Anywho, my daily $.02.

    • Gee Why April 13, 2011 at 2:37 am #

      The battery life of the Flip is excellent. And the FlipShare software is a benefit over regular digital cameras whose accompanied software focuses more on still images. I’d rather get a full blown digital camcorder if I have to do this over.

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