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Old Sep 30, 2010, 2:33 PM   #1
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Default need a flash hybrid for beginner/kids....less than $50

i wanted to pick up a flip style or similar cam for loading youtube vids and such. it has to be durable with decent quality. i dont want to be flamed if it gets broken or kills out the next day. i picked up a vivitar 410 from walgreens and it crapped out the next day. i have been looking at the polaroid flip style cams and big lots has a couple of jazz cams for super cheap. can you guys recommend a brand or model that wont break the bank (around 50 or lower)and be good for kids and less tech saavy folks?
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I get a refurbbed Kodak zi8. remember you have to allow a fewdolalrs more or less.
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i wanted to pick up a flip style or similar cam for loading youtube vids and such. it has to be durable with decent quality. i dont want to be flamed if it gets broken or kills out the next day. i picked up a vivitar 410 from walgreens and it crapped out the next day. i have been looking at the polaroid flip style cams and big lots has a couple of jazz cams for super cheap. can you guys recommend a brand or model that wont break the bank (around 50 or lower)and be good for kids and less tech saavy folks?

Hmm, not sure if you can get for $50 what you describe, at least not anything new, would have to be used. Nowadays good quality video means HD video, at least 720P. VGA quality is all bad to me since I've jumped into the HD world. Here's a used RCA 409HD for $45

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used

Doesn't get great reviews but for $45 and based on the youtube samples, probably worth a shot.
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i wanted to pick up a flip style or similar cam for loading youtube vids and such. it has to be durable with decent quality. i dont want to be flamed if it gets broken or kills out the next day. i picked up a vivitar 410 from walgreens and it crapped out the next day. i have been looking at the polaroid flip style cams and big lots has a couple of jazz cams for super cheap. can you guys recommend a brand or model that wont break the bank (around 50 or lower)and be good for kids and less tech saavy folks?

Or this Samsung also used from Amazon, not the greatest reviews but video looks good on youtube, for $49.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002LYZMY2/ref=sr_1_14_olp?s=STORE&ie=UTF8&qid=1285881317&sr= 1-14&condition=used

Of course with any HD camcorder you get, you need to have a decent PC and TV to really maximize it's abilities.

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refurb flip mino on newegg for $60
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Samsung HMX-U10 I have and love it dam that hurts when I see that price.

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Or this Samsung also used from Amazon, not the greatest reviews but video looks good on youtube, for $49.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002LYZMY2/ref=sr_1_14_olp?s=STORE&ie=UTF8&qid=1285881317&sr= 1-14&condition=used

Of course with any HD camcorder you get, you need to have a decent PC and TV to really maximize it's abilities.
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