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Worked for less than 2 years, then it died
on April 20, 2010
When I first got this, I admit I was happy with it, using it to record anything that seemed interesting to me. The portability factor and the simple fact that it's so easy to use and to upload the vid to your computer was what had originally attracted me to purchasing this product. But early on, one of the main things that bothered me about this was the fact that it doesn't have any decent stabilization. And I understand, for something of this size and price, it wouldn't, but quite frankly the video quality that I get from my Leica C-LUX 3 digital camera or a Canon P&S digital camera (that takes HD) is going to be much better, trust me on this.
Pretty much you get this mainly because you want something aside from your point & shoot that takes video and that you can upload quickly to your computer and/or on to the internet. I, and am sure others will admit that you really don't need something like this, you just want to get it just because, since I'm sure most of the people like myself who end up buying one already have a digital camera that has video recording capability.
Not even 2yrs since I bought this, it stopped working. I press the button to turn it on but nothing happens, I flip open the USB and connect it to my laptop but no icon shows that anything is connected. This was a waste of money and I honestly would not recommend anyone to get this particular model - I'm not sure if the newer versions work better, but please steer clear of this one. Ultimately, if I could give some advice, I would just use the video function on your point & shoot digital camera (provided that your P&S takes HD), instead of purchasing yourself a Flip Video - it just simply is going to be better for you in all aspects.