Flip Video Camera? Other Alternative?

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  1. KLSSwimmer

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    I want to get a Flip Video Camera. What is your experience with these? Do I really need to get the Flip brand or do I can I get another comparable brand?
     
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    Hopefully someone will answer :) my DD wants one of these for her b-day and I have no real info either
     
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    I have heard that Flip won't be manufactured anymore (the company has decided to just quit making them). I personally would find a different brand.
     
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    I've been starting to think about looking into a pocket-sized video camera too since I'm going on a big trip next summer.

    nklauste, that's good to know.
     
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    I've heard this, too, so I don't know if you still want to get a Flip, but
    I have a Flip HD and love it. It's super easy to use and the quality is good. I've recorded my students from 15 or so feet away and the volume is good, too.
     
  7. Mrs. Q

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    Yep, Flip won't be made anymore -- the prices should drop, but you might not be able to find accessories or repairs in the future.

    Sony has a comparable one that I've heard is really good -- my broadcast journalism teacher-friends all use them.
     
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    I love my Flips! I have four that I bought for my classroom and they are wonderful!
     
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    Clark Howard highly recommends the Flip camera even though it is being discontinued. He said he loved his and now was a good time to buy one if you were interested. He didn't mention accessories or repairs.
     

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