The Ultra HD has always been my favorite because of its size. I think the bigger it is the better control you will have and the less shaky video you will produce. The new Ultra HD is smaller, but not that much. It feels good in your hands. The controls and the screen are in the same place. It is a nice fit in your hand.
I was very shocked at how well the image stabilization worked. If you have used a flip before this one you know that the slightest movement will create shaky video. You can tell that this one has image stabilization. It still can produce shaky video but it might take a big jolt to do it.
The 60 fps was great. It was much clearer video and with the image stabilization it made everything much smoother and clearer in the view finder, even in low light situations. I did check when I got home and the 60fps does import right into Final Cut Pro for editing without any compression. (Probably cause the videos are in MP4 format)
Overall I think this is the best Flip Camera out on the market. I like this one better than the Mino because of the touch screen controls. Sometimes pressing the touch screen controls on the Mino will cause the camera to shake.
I hope this review was helpful. Please feel free to leave comments or questions.
See my comparison of my Flip Cameras below.
Flip Mino HD – Good Microphone (2nd out of all of them), doesn’t have as wide as a shooting angle as the Ultra’s. Very small in the hand, at times hard to control.
Flip Ultra HD (2nd Gen) – Good Microphone (3rd out of all of them) Wide Angle for shooting, Feels good in the hand, sturdy, wont break if dropped. Double A batteries only last a few hours, rechargeable battery pack has short life span. Unit can get hot when charging – may even shut down.
Flip Slide HD – Poor Microphone (in loud situations) – its omni directional so it picks up all around the Flip not just in the front like the others. (4th out of all of them) Touch controls are better than the Flip Mino, however this has no hard buttons. The Slide does have the largest storage capacity and is second in video quality only to the new Flip Ultra HD.
Flip Ultra HD (3rd Gen Flip Port) – Widest Angle for shooting, feels the best in the hand, has the Best Microphone and currently I believe has the best video quality. This also is the only unit that has the new Flip Port. click here for Flip UltraHD Video Camera price comparisons
Flip UltraHD (2 Hour) Overview
- Shoot up to two hours of best-ever HD video—now with image stabilization for incredibly clear and steady video
- Press the big red button to start capturing vibrant HD video (720p / 60fps) on the super-simple user interface
- Comes with 8 GB of built-in memory, letting you capture 2 hours of HD video; no additional memory cards required
- Capture video on the go anywhere now featuring an even-slimmer design
- Power up with the included Flip Video Rechargeable Battery Pack (recharges when connected to USB); 3 lithium AAA batteries may be used as a back-up power source
- 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, send video greeting cards and create custom movies
- Share videos privately using FlipShare’s attachment-free email or by creating Flip Channels; post publicly with direct video shares to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
- Watch your videos on your HDTV by connecting your UltraHD to your HDTV with the Flip Video HDMI Micro Cable (type D) [sold separately–coming soon]
- Extend the capability of your UltraHD with Designed for Flip products, a new expanded accessory line from Flip Video and partner companies
- 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 60 frames per seconds (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files
- Included in package: Flip UltraHD video camera, rechargeable battery pack, wrist strap, soft protective case, user guide