Reasons NOT to buy a Flip Camera  

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created by JeanetteCates 2009-08-29 02:36:29 am

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I bought a Creative Vado pocket cam instead of a Flip for half the price and basically the same functionality. Works great with iMovie on a Mac with the quick installation of the Perian/Xvid codec. Love it.

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submitted by macgizmoguy 2009-11-18 09:59:32 am    


I use my camera to shoot video of me, talking to the camera. The flip is difficult to line up - to be sure you're in frame. The Insignia has a rotating screen, so I can face it toward me to be sure I'm still in the video lens. Saves time & frustration!

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submitted by JeanetteCates 2009-08-29 02:37:54 am    

I looked into buying a flip camera, but found a better, cheaper alternative. I purchased the $99 (on sale) Insignia DV camera at Best Buy. Stores to SD so I can just put a new one in, rather than erase video recordings. Charges quickly & lasts for hours.

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submitted by JeanetteCates 2009-08-29 02:36:38 am    

Most people tell you to buy a Flip Camera - but I think there are several reasons NOT to buy a Flip.

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submitted by JeanetteCates 2009-08-29 02:36:29 am    

My RCA Small Wonder mini camcorder is the best investment I ever made. Capturing myself is easy with rotating screen, the resolution is great. It is point and shoot easy. Upload to YouTube or other video sharing site. And it fits in my purse or pocket.

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submitted by MaryAustin 2010-02-15 09:47:53 pm    

What do you know about that?


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