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Cisco Flip UltraHD
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Cisco Flip UltraHD Camcorder

272g 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 Flip UltraHD has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Flip UltraHD which do not have an image stabiliser, the Flip UltraHD has an image stabiliser.

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Lithium Battery

The Cisco Flip UltraHD has a Lithium battery which is better than the Polymer battery found on most camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

A Lithium battery is actually the best battery amongst all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Flip UltraHD.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst battery is Polymer.

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Two Battery Slots

The Flip UltraHD has more battery slots than most of the video cameras of this type and age. Most of the video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flip UltraHD only have one battery slot, however this video camera has two battery slots.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Flip UltraHD has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar 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 video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Flip UltraHD amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The average depth of video cameras of a similar age and type to the Flip UltraHD is 130mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Cisco Flip UltraHD has a fairly slow maximum frame rate (only 30 frames per second) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago. Video cameras that were released around the same time as the Flip UltraHD have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 46fps.

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Not Full HD

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the Flip UltraHD are not Full HD. The Flip UltraHD is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Flip UltraHD does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Cisco Flip UltraHD is more than most video cameras that have been around 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 camcorder. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camcorder.

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Not Waterproof

The Flip UltraHD is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flip UltraHD are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Cisco Flip UltraHD does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flip UltraHD also do not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£74.72), or the HP F-500 (£86.26) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Cisco Flip UltraHD is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Flip UltraHD are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE (£999.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that have been around for more than two years 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 video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ420 (£499.99).

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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 the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst maximum video resolution across all video cameras that came out around the same time as the Flip UltraHD.

Across comparable types of camcorder 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 that are a comparable age to the Flip UltraHD is 0.67h, the longest is 80h, and the average video recording time is 21h. The Cisco Flip UltraHD has one of the shorter video recording times (only 1 hour) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Cisco Flip UltraHD

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

The Cisco Flip UltraHD has a fairly typical weight (272 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Aspect Ratio
Progressive Scan
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
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
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
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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