Cisco Flip UltraHD (8GB) Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 7
    • Features
    • 6
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.25
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Portable and easy to use
    • Good video quality for class
    • Simple and effective software
  • Cons

    • Potential for lens scratch
    • Helpful accessories and cables not included
    • Still only shoots 720 video with no SD option

Quick Take

The UltraHD holds up to the Flip tradition of portability and simplicity. Enjoy its ease of use but beware missing accessories and limited features when considering this pocket camcorder.

Cisco has its hands full in trying to keep the competitive edge of its line of Flip video recorders alive and well. The Flip SlideHD received lukewarm reception from critics who chided the pocket camcorder for its high price tag and bulky design. Also, the market is becoming more crowded with Panasonic, Sony and Kodak all targeting the Flip with an array of pocket touchscreen camcorders.

While it does not support a touch screen, the newest Flip UltraHD carries the household name in pocket video recorders. Digital Camera Review received an 8GB UltraHD and took an in depth look at the device. The 8GB UltraHD records 720p at 60 fps, features digital image stabilization, measures 4.16×2.11×0.88 inches and sells for $200. It is also the only Flip to sport the new FlipPort accessory dock.

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