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Flip SlideHD Video Camera - White, 16 GB, 4 Hours

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  • Record up to four hours of HD video
  • 3-inch wide touchscreen to show your favorite videos instantly
  • Store up to 12 hours of videos and photos in Space Saver format (using FlipShare software)
  • Connect the built-in USB arm to your PC or Mac to launch pre-loaded FlipShare software to organize, create and share your videos
  • Headphone jack (headphones not included) to enjoy your videos in any setting
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Flip Video
  • Model: S1240
  • Media Type: SD
  • Lens Type: fixed
  • Optical zoom: 2 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 3.5 x 7.7 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B003FMUPA0
  • Item model number: S1240
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,950 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 12, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Introducing SlideHD: The World's First Shoot and Show Camcorder

Flip SlideHD is the all-new camcorder from Flip Video that lets you shoot, show and share HD video in a fun new way. SlideHD captures up to four hours of HD video and features a slideable 3-inch widescreen for instant watching. Plus, SlideHD stores up to 12 hours of content, allowing you to take your favorite videos with you anywhere you go. SlideHD also comes equipped with pre-loaded FlipShare software, which makes it easy to organize, create and share your videos.


Key Features & Benefits



  • SlideHD is the world's first shoot and show camcorder
  • Shoot up to four hours of incredible HD video on the portable SlideHD
  • Press the big red button on the sleek touchscreen to start capturing high-quality HD video
  • Slide open the 3-inch widescreen to show your favorite videos instantly to friends and family
  • Store up to 12 hours of videos and photos in Space Saver format (using FlipShare software), so you can take your favorite Flip Video content with you wherever you go
  • Connect the built-in USB arm to your PC or Mac to launch pre-loaded FlipShare software
  • Use FlipShare software to organize and edit your videos, capture photos, and create custom movies
  • Share videos privately using FlipShare's attachment-free email or by creating Flip Channels; share publicly with direct video uploads to Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and other sites
  • Watch your videos on your HDTV by connecting your SlideHD to your TV with the Flip Video HDMI Cable (sold separately)
  • Plug in headphones (not included) to enjoy your videos on Flip SlideHD in any setting
  • Recharge the internal lithium-ion battery by connecting SlideHD's USB arm to your computer (or by using the Flip Video Power Adapter –sold separately)
  • Record high-quality H.264 HD videos that are compatible with most video-playing applications, including Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and iTunes
  • Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per seconds (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files
  • Included in package: Flip SlideHD Camcorder, wrist strap, soft protective case, user guide
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SlideHD features a headphone jack for private viewing of your videos, as well as HDMI output for watching your videos directly on your HDTV.


Shoot It

Like all Flip Video camcorders, Flip SlideHD makes it easy to capture high-quality HD video anytime, anywhere. Simply power on and press the big red button on SlideHD's sleek touchscreen to start shooting crisp, clear HD video. SlideHD captures up to four hours of HD video, and its portable design is ideal for on-the-go video. Whether you're hanging out at home with the kids, enjoying a late Saturday night with friends, or jet-setting across the world, your SlideHD lets you capture all the action.

Flip Share
Slide It

SlideHD features a slide-up 3-inch widescreen for instant viewing of your videos. Just slide forward to open the widescreen, press the thumbnail of the video you want to watch, and start enjoying your video on the full widescreen. When you're ready to watch another video, use the touch-sensitive slide strip located beneath the widescreen to scroll through all of your videos.

Show It


SlideHD lets you show all your videos to family and friends directly on the large 3-inch widescreen. Simply slide up the widescreen, and you and your friends can instantly watch your HD video. Stereo speakers make it easy for groups to enjoy videos on the SlideHD. Plus, SlideHD stores up to 12 hours of videos and photos in Space Save format*, so you can easily bring your favorite videos, movies and photos with you wherever you go. SlideHD also features HDMI output for watching HD video directly on your HDTV.

Share It

SlideHD comes pre-loaded with FlipShare software. FlipShare lets you save up to 12 hours of videos and photos back to your SlideHD. FlipShare also makes it easy to organize, create and share your videos:

  • Organize your videos by dragging and dropping into folders you've created, or use the automatic date-stamped folders.
  • Create photos using the easy Snapshot feature. Capture a still-image photo from any of the 30 frames that comprise each second of your video.
  • Create movies using your favorite videos clips, plus add your own music. Or use the Magic Movie feature to let FlipShare create your movie for you.
  • Share privately using FlipShare's attachment-free email. Or create private Flip Channels, the easiest way to share videos and photos with groups of friends and family.
  • Share publicly with direct video uploads to Facebook, MySpace and YouTube.
  • Save up to 12 hours of videos and photos back to your SlideHD.
*Use FlipShare software to save your videos and photos back to your SlideHD in Space Saver format. In Space Saver format, you can store up to 12 hours of content on your SlideHD. (SlideHD captures up to 4 hours of HD video in original format.)
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Product Description

Shoot and Share Video Camera with 3-inch High Resolution Touchscreen

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This video camera is very easy to use.
Nina Raymond
If I then do the hard reset holding down the power button for 5 seconds, and repeat the process, I only get about a min recorded if I'm lucky before it locks up.
William Devine
Tech support not helpful. sent item back.
D. Berube

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

972 of 984 people found the following review helpful By VideoInFocus on May 21, 2010
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I made a rig to mount a Flip SlideHD, a Flip UltraHD, and a Flip MinoHD (2nd gen) on the same tripod, and display the video synchronized, side by side.

This review demonstrates the new features of the SlideHD, and gets down to the nuts and bolts of specs, video, and price comparisons that might cause you to choose one over the other.

The Slide adds a number of features that make viewing video on the camera itself easier and more pleasurable.
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298 of 304 people found the following review helpful By N. Farrell on April 20, 2010
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I have been a Flip camera user since they released the first gen. Flip Mino HD (not the new metallic model). I loved the camera. For what I needed it for it was everything I wanted. However like ever product not everyone is going to love it one hundred percent. I did find a few faults with the my Mino HD.

#1 - I thought the camera was a little to small and felt very flimsy in my hand. My hand shaking seemed to be amplified by the very small flimsy feeling camera in my hand.

#2 - The touch sensitive controls were not that sensitive and pressing the controls caused the camera to shake and jerk.

But for the most part loved the sound and thought the picture was great.

Soon the Flip Ultra HD came out and I had to have it. Selling points on this camera were more storage space, no touch sensitive controls, and it was bigger and felt much more durable in the hand. But just like the Mino I did have some complaints.

#1 - The rechargable batteries sucked and when I tried to recharge them my camera kept getting hot, causing it to shut down or stop charging.

#2 - The microphone on the camera I thought was not as good as the Mino. Me being a band director I find that at times it distorts when filming my drumlines and band playing, but it was only on initial loud hits and pops.

Other than that I loved this camera and I use this one most of the time. This one has a wider shot then the Mino. It doesn't have touch sensitive controls making zooming much smoother. The camera is much larger and when my hand shakes the camera (video) tends not to.

Recently Cisco came out with the Flip Slide HD and once again I had to have it.
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95 of 97 people found the following review helpful By L. Kavanaugh on April 22, 2010
This is my first video camera of any kind, and I am totally in love. I'm a bit technologically challenged, and so was pleasantly surprised to discover that the "set up" of this camera was easier than setting the time on my sports watch, and consisted only of scrolling through the date and time. Within thirty seconds of turning on the camera, I was ready to begin shooting my first movie clip. Unlike the digital point-and-shoot cameras I have owned, the menu and functions on this camera are completely intuitive. In no time at all, I had figured out how to start, stop, delete, replay, and scroll through my first few movie clips. I also needed no direction to view and maneuver the clips in wide-screen playback mode, and could therefore offer instant gratification to my children, who eagerly awaited the opportunity to see and hear themselves on film. Transferring the files to my computer was equally self-explanatory: within a minute or two of plugging the camera into a USB port, the software was installed, and I had named, saved, and emailed myself my favorite of the movie clips I'd just created. The image quality was excellent, even on the full screen of my computer display.

If I had to identify any drawbacks to this camera, I would say that the somewhat limited zoom range makes close-up shots of moving images (like my children) a bit challenging at first, and that you need a somewhat steady hand to avoid creating bumpy images. However, after only a few practice runs, I found that I was able to minimize these issues to my satisfaction. Overall, the ease of use, crisp images, and user-friendliness of this camera make it an absolute asset for any number of different contexts. I couldn't be more pleased.
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85 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Keith L. Klein MD on April 22, 2010
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I bought this camera and have been using it for several days. To answer one comment quickly, it does have a zoom. However the touch screen interface leads much to be desired. I have to repeatedly touch the screen hard to get a response, and often it is not what I wanted. To get on screen controls for volume etc you are supposed to "hold" the screen, but to return to thumbnails, you just "touch" it. Unfortunately, it repeatedly goes to thumbnails when you don't want it to. The interface is not very intuitive and unlike most other digital cameras, you do have to read the instructions.

It has both a touch sensitive slider as well as the on screen interface, and they duplicate several functions. I'm not sure why it was designed this way.

Deleting a video is a little kludgey in that you have to push several on screen buttons in a very non-intuitive way. Because the touch screen is so difficult to use, I rate this barely acceptable.

The Flip software on the Mac is a little difficult to use. Importing movies from the Flip to the software is easy, but getting it into iTunes is ridiculously difficult and requires a work around.

The quality of the video is good, the sound is poor.

I am sorry I purchased the camera, and will be returning it. I think it needs much more work to make it a good or excellent camera.
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