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Flip Video Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 508 reviews of Flip Video Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and price are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and zoom get negative reviews. There are some mixed views about the memory.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

zoom, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Flip Video Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Flip Video Ultra

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 user reviews of Flip Video Ultra from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the memory. The reliability and zoom get critical reviews.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

zoom, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Flip Video Ultra

 

With the likes of YouTube encouraging the point, shoot and share approach, the Flip Video Ultra camcorder looks ideal. Updated with video review.

Like the Vado, the Flip shoots at 640 x 480 and 30 frames/sec, which is great for YouTube compatibility but not so good if you want to burn a PAL DVD of your footage, as that will be running at 25 frames/sec and quality-reducing frame interpolation...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Andy Zarkesh (expertreviews.co.uk)

Flip Video Ultra

 

The Flip is the rebellious toddler of the camcorder world. It's spawned a new category of budget MPEG-4 video cameras that, while not intended to replace a more expensive digital camcorder, still provide quality far superior to that of a mobile phone....

This is not a toy. An MPEG-4 video camera that lives up to the hype.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Flip Video Ultra

 

The Flip Ultra camcorder features a 1.5-inch TFT display and, thanks to a 1/4 inch VGA CMOS sensor, captures video at a 640 x 480 resolution at 30fps. It also boasts a 2x digital zoom, powers up in four seconds and has a battery life of four hours. It...

A great choice for pocket-money Polanskis, the Flip Ultra lets you make YouTube movies with significantly less effort than tying your shoelaces. You can still trip up on its cut-down feature list, though, especially now that some digital cameras are...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Flip Video Ultra review

 

At the time of this writing, the best selling camcorder at Amazon.com isn't a model from Sony, Canon, or Panasonic. It happens to be the Flip Video Ultra, the third iteration of Pure Digital Technologies' simple plug-and-play video camera that features...

With its Flip Ultra series, Pure Digital has upgraded the design, video quality, viewing LCD, and software of its lightweight video camera that makes it very easy to capture and share low-resolution video via e-mail and the Web; we also appreciated...

No SD/MMC card expansion slot; don't expect video quality to match that of a MiniDV camcorder's. The Muvee editing features only work with PCs, not Macs.

With improved video quality, a slightly trimmer design, and upgraded software package, the Flip Video Ultra is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the emerging low-end digital camcorder category.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Jacob Spindel (mobiletechreview.com)

Flip Video Ultra

 

Suppose you're going for a walk one day, and across the street, you happen to spot Steve Jobs. He's getting out of his top-secret iCar and strapping on his top-secret iJetPack. Sensing the opportunity of a lifetime, you pull our your digital camcorder,...

Convenient and portable design ; simple, fast, and elegant user interface ; nice viewfinder screen ; software installers built into the unit itself ; supports Mac OS X in addition to Windows ; includes TV-out cable ; very high quality video with high...

No optical zoom ; digital zoom limited to 2x ; no lighting

Measuring 4.17" x 2.16" x 1.25" and weighing 4.9 ounces, the Flip Ultra is a small, rectangular unit with an understated appearance. Versions are available in black, white, orange, and pink (but not blue, strangely enough). On the front, you'll find...