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Cisco Flip UltraHD
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Cisco Flip UltraHD Camcorder

250g Jan 2014
Weight Image Stabiliser Built-In Display HDMI Port Release Date
Ultra SimpleThe new Flip UltraHD video camera combines Flip Video's signature shoot-and-share simplicity with the power of HD video. UltraHD could not be easier to use: just power on, press... More
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6 Reasons For

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Cisco Flip UltraHD has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Flip UltraHD which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Flip UltraHD has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Flip UltraHD do not have an image stabiliser.

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Lithium Battery

The Cisco Flip UltraHD has a better battery than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has a Lithium battery, whereas most camcorders that are a comparable age to it have a Polymer battery.

This camcorder's battery (Lithium) is in fact the best battery amongst all similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst battery amongst similar types of camcorder is Polymer.

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Two Battery Slots

The Flip UltraHD has more battery slots than most of the camcorders of this spec and age. This camcorder is a two battery slot video camera compared to most of the camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Flip UltraHD which only have one battery slot.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Flip UltraHD has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Flip UltraHD also have a built-in display.

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Very Small

With a depth of only 30 millimeters, the Flip UltraHD is one of the smaller camcorders of this spec and age amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The smallest video camera of a similar spec and age to the Flip UltraHD is 12mm deep, the biggest is 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Cisco Flip UltraHD has one of the slower maximum frame rates amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The average maximum frame rate of video cameras that were released around the same time as the Flip UltraHD is 46fps.

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Not Full HD

The Flip UltraHD is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Flip UltraHD are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Flip UltraHD does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Flip UltraHD also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Flip UltraHD is more than most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Cisco video camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this video camera.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Flip UltraHD is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that came out around the same time as the Flip UltraHD do not have a night mode. The Cisco Flip UltraHD is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.95), or the HP F-500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flip UltraHD do not have a built-in projector. The Flip UltraHD is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ420.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Flip UltraHD, the Cisco Flip UltraHD is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE which is also higher rated.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Flip UltraHD has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of this age and type. Most camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is actually the worst maximum video resolution across all camcorders that were released around the same time as the Flip UltraHD.

Across similar types of video camera the best maximum video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of video cameras of a similar age and type to the Flip UltraHD is 0.67h and the longest is 80h. With a video recording time of only 1 hour, the Flip UltraHD has one of the shorter video recording times amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of only 30 frames per second, the Cisco Flip UltraHD has one of the lower video capturing speeds amongst camcorders of this age. The lowest video capturing speed of comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago is 24fps, the highest is 120fps, and the average video capturing speed is 48fps.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Cisco Flip UltraHD

Released Over Two Years Ago

Cisco released the Flip UltraHD over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 272 grams, the Flip UltraHD has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Flip UltraHD.

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Specification

Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cisco u260, cisco u260w, cisco u260whc1
Barcodes 00745883590230, 00745883591299, 00745883591848
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