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Old Jun 2, 2008, 9:58 AM   #1
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I am looking for a no frills camera so I can record clips to send to my son and parents overseas easily.

I need to be able to record myself. Zoom is not important.

Online, I see the Flip has a better picture quality than the Vado.

But the Vado is way smaller and has a bigger screen.

So, who favors what and why?

The movies produced must be easily viewed on a regular Windows XP or Vista computer with no additional software installations on my son/parents' part.

Thanks!

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Old Jun 2, 2008, 2:22 PM   #2
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not fimular with vado, looks like the same as rca wondercam, flip and some other square stick cams

some hybrids have PC cam for webbing

I will say stand clear of the Aip MPVr series due to never fixing hte vid/aud sync

the flip vad are your choices either one will do fine if asked

welcome and good luck in your decisions
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The flip mino just came out and as I suspected it has the exact same specs as the Ultra just in a slimmer case and an updated video engine. I doubt the difference in quality will be great however. I would love to be proven wrong of course!
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Thank you for your replies. The Flip Mino came out and I bit the bullet! I don't know if I made the right decision as point and shoots like canon and nikon are cheaper,has more features, and much better flexibility.

Please tell me I made the right decision!
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You made the WRONG DECISION!

http://gizmodo.com/5013420/the-ultim...der-battlemodo

Shoulda stuck with the original Flip Ultra it seems.

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Old Jun 6, 2008, 10:15 AM   #6
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xphyle wrote:
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You made the WRONG DECISION!

http://gizmodo.com/5013420/the-ultim...der-battlemodo

Shoulda stuck with the original Flip Ultra it seems.

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How can it be a wrong decision? The Ultra is a bit big in my opinion.

Although I value quality the most, it also has to be small enough for my pocket for use everyday. I already have a wallet, iphone, and other bits in my pocket.

I have to choose between...

1. Mino
2. Vado
3. or a Nikon or Canon cheap point and shoot.
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Old Jun 6, 2008, 11:03 AM   #7
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psilver wrote:
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xphyle wrote:
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You made the WRONG DECISION!

http://gizmodo.com/5013420/the-ultim...der-battlemodo

Shoulda stuck with the original Flip Ultra it seems.

Xphyle

How can it be a wrong decision? The Ultra is a bit big in my opinion.

Although I value quality the most, it also has to be small enough for my pocket for use everyday. I already have a wallet, iphone, and other bits in my pocket.

I have to choose between...

1. Mino
2. Vado
3. or a Nikon or Canon cheap point and shoot.
Well it seems the mino equals or exceeds the ultra. The only problem seems to be the sound. That could mean anything in these reviews from terrible to just wasn't up to their standards. So if the sound is acceptable to you then you made the right choice.
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Old Jun 7, 2008, 12:42 PM   #8
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As long as words can be clearly heard and faces are distinct not (too) blocky, it is fine. I considered getting a point and shoot instead but being an avid photographer, I'd rather bring my hefty dslr than use a point and shoot. Video on the other hand is just a minor thing for me so I think I made a good choice on the Flip Mino.

To each his own. :P

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As long as words can be clearly heard and faces are distinct not (too) blocky, it is fine. I considered getting a point and shoot instead but being an avid photographer, I'd rather bring my hefty dslr than use a point and shoot. Video on the other hand is just a minor thing for me so I think I made a good choice on the Flip Mino.

To each his own. :P

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It would be great if you could post some sample video!
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I hear ya loved the site the second PIC WOW stuck out.

As for what you're looking for the hybrids are Video first, then pic not the other way round . they are a multi functional camera oops did I say camera. then it can be both worlds then oh well but yes it is more a video world then a pic world.

If it were more pic then I be getting a point-n-shoot
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