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We found the "Jazz DV151" pocket camcorder at one of the big box stores for somewhat less than the current retail price on Amazon. At roughly 1/2 to 1/3rd the price of the Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (White), it seemed to be worth the risk of buying it as a backup pocket camcorder. Here are my observations:

Pros:
* Acceptable video quality *FOR THE PRICE* - it is only 320x240, not even VGA (the Flip wins hands down)
* Very good microphone - this was real surprise, the microphone is more sensitive than the Flip
* Has built in USB connector - Like the Flip, but only USB 1.1
* Comes with a USB extension cable!
* Works as a SD card reader when connected to PC via USB (see above)
* Has Video Out - can be connected to a TV for playback, cables included
* 1.5" LCD screen can rotate for convenient viewing while self recording (the Flip cannot)
* Saves files in AVI format - No conversion needed

Cons:
* Low video quality - it is 320x240 (but again good for the price)
* Does not come with any memory - You must buy a SD card (up to 2GB) before using

Misc:
* Uses 2 AA batteries (not included)

So for a really inexpensive camcorder, with YouTube usable quality, this is a fairly good option. For use in any meaningful way, not so much.

You might also want to check out Creative Labs Vado Pocket Video Camcorder (Silver)
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on May 6, 2009
I bought this little thing and wasn't so pleased with what it does. All the little thing does is record and play there is not a menu so you can't do much with this. This is more suited for a kid to use because of what it does. I can see why it cost less then $50.00.
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on October 13, 2009
I bought two of these cameras as a cheaper substitute for a "Flip Camera" to use in my classroom. It will just serve that purpose - you get what you pay for. The picture is grainy and it is very difficult to insert into the USB drive after filming. The power button is small and in the way when you are trying to work with the camera. I will continue to use but wish I had the money for a flip. Flip MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Black)
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on March 19, 2009
This is all the new rage. My Grandson loves this camera...He can play this with his friends online and take videos. Pretty good camera for the price! No problem with Seller and had fast Shipping. Item was packaged very securely. Also purchased the SD card so everything we needed came together.
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