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Flip Video Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 reviews of Flip Video Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the zoom and reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Flip Video Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 user reviews of Flip Video Ultra from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the image quality and price are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and zoom, while there are some mixed opinions about the memory.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

zoom, reliability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Flip F260B-UK Video Ultra Series Digital Camcorder - Black (60 mins)Flip Video Mino Digital Camcorder - White (2GB)Flip Video Mino - White (2GB)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jacob Spindel (

Flip Video Ultra


Suppose you're going for a walk one day, and across the street, you happen to spot Steve Jobs. He's getting out of his top-secret iCar and strapping on his top-secret iJetPack. Sensing the opportunity of a lifetime, you pull our your digital camcorder,...

Convenient and portable design ; simple, fast, and elegant user interface ; nice viewfinder screen ; software installers built into the unit itself ; supports Mac OS X in addition to Windows ; includes TV-out cable ; very high quality video with high...

No optical zoom ; digital zoom limited to 2x ; no lighting

Measuring 4.17" x 2.16" x 1.25" and weighing 4.9 ounces, the Flip Ultra is a small, rectangular unit with an understated appearance. Versions are available in black, white, orange, and pink (but not blue, strangely enough). On the front, you'll find...

Expert review by: James Morris (

Flip Video Ultra


With the likes of YouTube encouraging the point, shoot and share approach, the Flip Video Ultra camcorder looks ideal. Updated with video review.

Like the Vado, the Flip shoots at 640 x 480 and 30 frames/sec, which is great for YouTube compatibility but not so good if you want to burn a PAL DVD of your footage, as that will be running at 25 frames/sec and quality-reducing frame interpolation...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Andy Zarkesh (

Flip Video Ultra


The Flip is the rebellious toddler of the camcorder world. It's spawned a new category of budget MPEG-4 video cameras that, while not intended to replace a more expensive digital camcorder, still provide quality far superior to that of a mobile phone....

This is not a toy. An MPEG-4 video camera that lives up to the hype.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

Flip Video Ultra


The Flip Ultra camcorder features a 1.5-inch TFT display and, thanks to a 1/4 inch VGA CMOS sensor, captures video at a 640 x 480 resolution at 30fps. It also boasts a 2x digital zoom, powers up in four seconds and has a battery life of four hours. It...

A great choice for pocket-money Polanskis, the Flip Ultra lets you make YouTube movies with significantly less effort than tying your shoelaces. You can still trip up on its cut-down feature list, though, especially now that some digital cameras are...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: arrnoosa (

Flip F260B-UK Video Ultra Series: Excellent camera but with a few buts......


This camera is easy to summarize; EASY to use, BASIC functions, GOOD quality when close up, POOR quality when watching on TV. I bought this from Amazon after reading other reviews and researching the market as much as possile regarding these type of...

Simple, Compact

not always good quality footage

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Sarahspen (

Flip F260B-UK Video Ultra Series: Excellent Value, Compact and Easy to Use


I was first introduced to a Flip camera while visiting friends in America. My friend had been given one as a present and was saying how fantastic it was - small, easy to use, easy to play back and upload. I was so impressed that on my return I bought...

Small size, easy to use

Only 60 mins

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: tangoman84 (

Flip F260B-UK Video Ultra Series: A great little camcorder that will have you flipping with jo ...


I got given one of these little Flip camcorders as a gift by my wife for when we were going away and have been really impressed with this little piece of kit. The camcorder was easy to setup and superbly easy to use as all you have to do with this is...

Small, lightweight, retracteable usb plug, simple to use, easy to upload pictures, zoom function


May, 2009

Consumer review by: sandra101 (

I've flipped for this little gadget


We are currently looking for some easy to use, inexpensive video cameras for use with students. Having been disappointed with the cheapest Busbi cameras we decided to go up to what is probably the next level of camera the flip. The Flip Ultra Series...

inexpensive, decent quality, pocket sized, zoom function

not as good as a full size video, memory card can't be changed

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: ajbluestar (

Flip F260B-UK Video Ultra Series: Flip this out!


The shoot and share camcorder Flip Video is a mini camcorder for digital video made by Pure Digital Technologies. The version I have got is the flip video mino. I received this brilliant little digital camcorder as a gift . It looks like a simple mp3...

small size, well designed, easy to use

not very advanced -not too many features

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: mizmir (

The easiest mini camcorder you'll ever buy!


I received one of these as a gift and can honestly say it is one of the easiest and most fun "gadgets" I have ever used. It is almost too simple - press the red button and record; press the play button to replay. But the real genius bit for me is the...

Small, portable, easy to use, good picture and sound

Very few - battery life could be better

Jan, 2009