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Product Review: Flip UltraHD Video Camera (3rd Generation)

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The Flip UltraHD Video Camera is not only easy to use, but very practical. If you need a camera (whether it’s for work or leisure), this one is for you.

The Flip Camera is very portable (considering it’s 2.2 x 1.2 x 4.2 inches and 7.2 ounces) and can easily be carried in a purse or pocket. For this reason, the camerea is ideal whether you are looking to film a family vacation or are covering a Tea Party rally in downtown Los Angeles. The camera also films in HD, making the picture quality excellent when you go to edit it on the computer. The sound quality is very clear. The 8 GB version of the Ultra holds two hours of video at one time; in addition, the camera comes built in with a USB arm, so you don’t have to worry about misplacing a removable thumb drive or memory card.

The best part of this camera is its simplicity. Nowadays, cameras have a billion different buttons, and it takes forever to figure out how to use them. The Flip Camera is simple with very few buttons, with similar quality results. Anyone could figure this camera out. It would be a great gift for a 10-year-old who wants to film his first movie or a technology-illiterate grandparent.

Once you plug your new Flip Camera into your computer, the device installs an editing program called FlipShare. Like the camera, FlipShare is fairly easy to use. On FlipShare, you can edit the videos you took with the camera, cutting out the parts you don’t like. You can also combine videos to make movies, adding titles, credits and music. After you finish your movie, you can share it on Facebook, MySpace or Youtube with just the click of a button.

I have used an older version of the flip camera, and this one is a lot better. It’s like comparing a walkman to an iPod. The 3rd generation Flip Camera comes with a rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to keep buying batteries. The sound quality on the new Flip Camera is also a lot better than earlier versions. The old camera was a good way to capture a silent movie, but the UltraHD captures sound along with picture. Also with the old Flip Camera, my pictures would always shake, because I couldn’t keep my hand still. The new camera helps avoid the shaking.

There are a few things I haven’t figured out about UltraHD camera, but then again, I’ve only had it for a day. I’m still trying to figure out how to import my iTunes music onto my videos. Although, I know it’s possible. I had trouble creating a video with 20 clips, because I kept getting a error message, so I went down to about 10. I’m not sure if there was something wrong or if it just isn’t possible. However, these drawbacks couldn’t stop me from giving the camera a great review.

I’m incredibly happy with my Flip Camera and I think you’d be happy with one too. So, take that money you got for Christmas and invest it in a camera today.

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