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Flip SlideHD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the memory and image quality are generally positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability and control panel. There are some critical views about the features and build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Flip SlideHD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Flip SlideHD from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Flip SlideHD Video Camera - White, 16 GB, 4 HoursDCAM FLIP SLIDE WHITE DIGITAL CAMCOR DER, RECORDS UP TO 4 HOURS OF HD VIDEO, 3" TOUCH SCREEN

Expert review by:

Cisco Flip SlideHD Review


Flip's SlideHD reminds us of Rocky Balboa. Unfortunately, not the Rocky Balboa of the original Rocky or even Rocky II. Instead, we're thinking of Rocky III, where The Champ comes in out of shape and loses to, of all people, Mr. T.

Thick around the waist; expensive; no charger or HDMI cable; clunky interface

Thick around the waist; expensive; no charger or HDMI cable; clunky interface

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Cisco Flip SlideHD Review - A Review of the Cisco Flip SlideHD


gt ; Brightly lit video quality, Long battery life

gt ; Bulky and heavy, Expensive, Finicky resistive touchscreen, Low-resolution display, Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), Still Image Resolution: N/A, Display: 3 inches (400 x 240), Optical Zoom: N/A, Digital Zoom: 2X, Battery Type: Rechargeable...

There's a reason Flip dominates the pocket camcorder market, and it's not just that it pioneered the category. Flip camcorders are designed to be inexpensive and usable right out of the box: the now-signature design is foolproof, and there's always...


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Flip Video SlideHD


For better or worse, touchscreens are finding their way into nearly every type of electronic product: phones, netbooks, cameras, tablets...and now, pocket camcorders.

3-inch widescreen display is great for playback ; Very good video quality in most conditions ; 16GB of internal storage

Expensive for a pocket camcorder ; No still-photo mode ; Touchscreen and touch strip can be unresponsive

The Flip SlideHD is great for video playback, but its touchscreen is extremely frustrating to use when you're shooting video.

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Flip SlideHD (4 hours, white)


Editors' note: You may have heard that Cisco will no longer be producing the Flip camcorder products. However, as long as they're still available on the market, you may want to consider buying one anyway. If so, here are some issues you should consider...

Simple recording controls; 3-inch LCD; 16GB of storage; integrated FlipShare software remains excellent.

No memory expansion; no HDMI cable included; finicky touch-screen controls; pricey.

The Flip Video SlideHD is a tough sell unless you really want a larger screen for viewing and sharing videos on the go.

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Fetish: Flip SlideHD Packs Touchscreen, Awesome Moves


You want to share your clip of lil' Joey riding without training wheels now, not later. Well, Flip's SlideHD, with a beefed-up, 3-inch screen, a cool virtual instrument panel, and 16 gigs of memory, will have you showing off your offspring in no time.

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Cisco Flip SlideHD Review


We found plenty of things not to like about the second-generation Flip MinoHD, but its sleek, compact design was not one of them. With the new SlideHD, Flip throws out this most likeable asset, preserves the ho-hum feature set, and backpedals on...

Large 3-inch screen for viewing ; Captures sharp 720p video ; Generous 16GB internal memory ; HDMI and headphone outputs ; Intuitive FlipShare software

Bulkier and heavier than comparable cams ; Touch controls complicate shooting ; Sloppy, unintuitive playback controls ; Too expensive for pocket camcorder ; No included HDMI cable ; No still mode, SD card slot, or electronic image stabilization ;...

Cisco has boosted both the price and size of an already middling camcorder with this bloated attempt at a pocket cinema.

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Cisco Flip SlideHD


Until now, Flip and its pocket camcorder competitors have concentrated solely on easy video recording and sharing. With the Flip SlideHD ($279.99 list), the focus shifts to the video-viewing experience. With its tilting 3-inch LCD and loud, clear...

Sliding, tilting 3-inch LCD. Easy-to-use, touch-screen interface. 16GB of embedded storage. Loud speakers. HDMI out. Bundled FlipShare software simplifies video management and sharing

Expensive. No still-image capture. No 1080p recording. No microphone input. Only a portion of the LCD is usable while recording video

The Cisco Flip SlideHD features an easy-to-use, touch-screen interface and a nifty tilting display for video watching, but if you're looking for recording versatility, you won't find it in this pricey pocket camcorder.

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Flip SlideHD Review


The latest offering from Flip, the SlideHD, has all the curb appeal of a slick, portable media player.

Fun playback design ; Great FlipShare software ; Easy to operate

Limited features and extras ; Overpriced ; Lacks updated video quality

The SlideHD simply does not offer enough to recommend when compared to older and less expensive Flips, as well as competing pocket camcorders that shoot at higher resolutions, have more features, and come packaged with extra cables and goodies.

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Flip Video Slide HD – Review


I like Flip's products a great deal. I bought the original Flip and loved it. I loved the on-board software that let you edit and share videos as soon as you plugged it into a computer. And because the software was on the device it didn't matter what...

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Flip SlideHD – Expensive, not worth the money


Flip SlideHD costs '79.99 and it is quite expensive as compared to the competition. The high price can be attributed to the big three inch touch screen LCD and big 16 GB of internal storage space. Apart from the touch screen, the screen of the...

Recording controls are still simple, big three inch LCD, 16 GB of internal storage, excellent integrated software

No options for expanding the memory, lacks HDMI cable, touch screen controls are finicky, expensive

We won’t recommend this just because the price is high and the features don't justify it. Remember, you pay extra just for the touch screen and nothing else.

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Flash Memory
Handheld Position:CHOCOLATEBAR
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice