(Closed) flip camcorders for only $40 through July 9th!

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, I am going to go there tomorrow and hope that they still have them!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

thanks for this!!! love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are these camcorders any good? We’re not hiring a videographer, so I’m considering getting one and asking one of my cousins to film our ceremony.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@iheartnerds: They’re actually pretty decent. They take HD quality video. The sound doesn’t pick up really far away things, but you shouldn’t have a problem if you have a mic. 

I paid full price for mine, and now I’m a little sad about it, but I would totally recommend them for anyone :).

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s showing $120 online, is it on sale in stores?

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Wallaroo: Thanks for sharing the video. Cute dog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

thanks for the product code, I will call around before I go. Great tip!

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Bumble bee

Yes Cisco decided to discontinue the product like after they purchased FLIP (odd).  This is a good buy and a great price.

Having used it, the product isn’t much different than the camera in your iPhone and digital camera.  It’s HD resolution and not bad in bright light.  Image quality really suffers in low light though, and audio isn’t the best.  I view these more for vacations and candid moments where any footage is better than no footage.  They are great for parties, kids, pets, vacations,etc.

They do suffer from a few drawbacks and for this reason, I think the camera in your digital camera is superior.  First, they have a fixed lens, so no zoom.  You have to move yourself to get closer or further.  Second, only the top of the line model has image stabiliation….so use a tripod or have a really steady hand or the picture will look “jumpy.”

I don’t think you would be happy using this to film your wedding ceremony.  Maybe a short clip at a bar at the reception of a dozen people doing a shot or something, but not the ceremony.  If you are going to go the DIY route, at least try to find someone with a decent camera that can handle low light, has image a stabilization and has a zoom so they can frame the composition properly.  It will probably also have better audio too.

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