Flip Take With a Strong Arm
Easy to use.
The Bottom Line:
It's a pretty good camcorder at an affordable price with all the capabilities needed to be in tune with modern technology. It's Pure Digital capturing today, tomorrow's memories.
I finally have the camcorder that I need to get my recording thing started. Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra (2 GB) Camcorder is the camcorder I speak of. It came in an attractive little box and in the box was the camcorder, two AA batteries, TV connection cables, wrist strap, pouch, warranty/safety information and a quick start guide. I liked the idea of it coming with a soft carrying case because I remember when I got my Samsung T809 phone and as cute and small as it was, I had to buy a case for it separately. The two AA batteries also make a difference because to buy something that needs batteries that are not included can be a hassle. IT comes packaged in a way that you can use it immediately, and I like that.
The camcorder comes in black or white, but I got the white one and it is so little and cute. It's dimensions are Height 4.17 inches x Width 2.16 inches x Depth 1.25 inches and it weighs only 1 pound. Records with one touch which you an instant playback, save and/or delete. It works easily with 2 double A batteries which can last up to 6 hours of recording time if they are fresh when you put them in. For extended battery use, get rechargeable ones, that way every time you need a new one, you can just recharge them and go. To put the batteries in, you simply slide the battery latch to unlock and bring the front panel down. The Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra (2 GB) Camcorder comes with TV connector cables that enable you to watch your videos on television. The video you see will be 640 x 480 pixels. When plugged in to the USB jack or connected to the television, it no longer runs on battery life and will indicate on the LCD screen that the camcorder is charging. and if you use rechargeable battereis when plugged in, the batteries will charge in the camera.
The camcorder has 2 GB of built in flash memory and holds up to 60 minutes of recorded video. It records in Mpeg-4 format which can easily be downloaded, e-mailed and published on Youtube or Myspace. You can even add music to your footage with the built in software that comes with it. You simply plug the USB arm into the USB jack and the built program should start on your computer. The system requires Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or faster, with at least 512 MB of RAM. Your computer must have either Windows XP, SP2, Vista and a USB port. It can also run on a MAC computer for which needs Power PC G4 1.0 GHz, Intel Core or faster, with at least 512 MB of RAM, OS X 10.3.9 or later, and USB port.
It is Simple to Use being that you only have to press one button and go. The camera will first ask you to set the date and time which is pretty good to have an idea of when you recorded your footage. You can capture up to an hour of memories. Once you start recording, a light will indicate that your camera is in record mode. The fixed focus lens takes great footage in all types of lighting and has a digital zoom interface. You can press the up and down keys to zoom in or zoom out. Once you are finished recording, you press record to stop. To play back, you simply press play and enjoy the view of the memories you just created. You not only get the footage, but you get the quality sound.
I like the Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra (2 GB) Camcorder because it is small and lightweight. I like the USB arm because I don't have to be on a search for a USB cord to plug it into my computer when I am ready to download. I like the fact that I can carry it in my bag and it won't feel like I am holding a ton of bricks on my back. I can record and play back the video on my computer or television and easily share the videos with family and friends. Perfect for family getaways, school projects, friends hanging out, those new scholarship contests currently being offered to soon to be college freshman or just for personal recording use. It's a pretty good camcorder at an affordable price with all the capabilities that are needed to be in tune with modern technology. It's Pure Digital capturing today, tomorrow's memories in a clear, compact, child friendly and easy to use way.