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Flip Video Camera

Updated on April 23, 2008

At a Glance...

  • Small compact video camera
  • Records 30-60 minutes of video (depending on model)
  • Digital zoom
  • Capture still pictures from recorded video
  • Uses AA batteries

  • Built in USB 2.0
  • Built in software that allows you to share your video
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable

Record and Share Video Easily

With the increasing popularity of such services as YouTube, MySpace and Facebook, there has been an increasing number of people looking for entertainment online.

It is also the first time that you can create a movie or video on a small budget and have the opportunity to share your creativity with the world. Never before has such an opportunity existed, and it is your chance to make a movie and make your mark on the world.

Up until this point, you have needed an expensive video camera to record video, but for most people, it has been out of their price range.

Pure Digital Technologies saw the opportunity to provide an affordable video recording to the masses with the introduction of The Flip.


  • Easy to record and share
  • Uses AA batteries

  • Built in Software
  • Lightweight
  • Tripod Mount
  • Compatible with Mac


  • Cannot expand memory
  • Digital Zoom degrades image quality
  • Not as good as a camcorder
  • USB can be akward to connect to computer

USA Today Review of Flip Video

Review from Kirks Gadgets

Flip Video Review

The Flip Video allows anyone to easily create and share movies. With the simple interface and convenient size, it is perfectly made to fit in your pocket and go everywhere with you.

It is a self-contained camera that runs on two AA batteries and has a built in USB adapter. You can also share your videos anywhere you have access to a computer - the camera has built in editing and sharing software that holds your hand through the entire process.

Though the video quality is not quite as good as a DV camcorder, the convenience and ease of use make the Flip Video a great buy.

Flip Video Camera Commercial

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      susan 5 years ago

      Is the recharger for the Flip camera dual voltage? I'm going to travel where there is 220 current and want to know if I can recharge without a transformer.

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      Lill 8 years ago

      The flip is more boring than i thought it would be, its cool. i like to make movies and with the flip you cant pause in the middle of the movie to dissus new seans.there is no night vison and it doesn't zoom very good.

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      Randy 8 years ago

      I use the Flip Video on myspace for Promoting local bands.The Flip Video works very nice for what I do.


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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I want one! I think I'm going to have to get one. I never use our other video cam, and this looks like a simple answer. Great work - you just may get a sale!

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      Sylvia Hill 9 years ago

      Oh My Gosh Marc! What an idea! You are the Master of Innovation! Thanks for bringing me to this. It will be the bomb for me making Las Vegas movies. I have been thinking on this; trying to figure out how to..... et voila, as so many times before...... in steps Marc! Thank you so much, and,

      Best from The Kingdom

      Sylvia Hill, The Queen of Las Vegas

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      JudithStep 9 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Great article Marc.

      Many people are twittering about their new Flip Videos. I want one! Now. Thanks for the page so I can make a good decision. You're the best!