Pure Digital has finally and officially acknowledged the existence of the Flip UltraHD and UltraSD mini camcorders, and we felt it best to bring you the full rundown. The Flip UltraHD features 8GB of internal storage and records in 720p. Compared to the Flip MinoHD, the Ultra versions feature a 2-inch screen, compared to the Mino’s 1.5-incher. Our favorite feature, though, is that the FLip Ultra series ships with a rechargeable batery pack, which can be removed and replaced with AA batteries if need be. That, we can appreciate. The UltraHD battery will last you a good three hours, while the UltraSD will go for five—of course, with that one, you give up the whole 720p recording thing. Both feature the now common fold-out USB connector that the Flip cameras are known for.
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We are back with another list of the latest Newegg deals, and this time the list is heavily skewed towards digital cameras and photo frames. If you are in the market for one of those, be sure to check out the list below:
- Hitachi DZ-BD70A Blu-ray Disc/DVD HD Camcorder - $410.99 - Expires 3/31
- Bravo DPF-104 10.4” Digital Photo Frame - $79.99 - Expires 3/31
- Samsung Home Video Product Sale - Expires 3/31
Continuing our look at pocket HD camcorders, we were able to get our hands on a new Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera, which shoots in 720p high definition, at a full 60 frames per second. In case you were wondering, that’s unique for ultra-portable HD camcorders. There isn’t much storage space on-board, but that is rectified by the SD card slot, which supports up for a 32 GB SD card. The Kodak Zi6 also includes an SD AV cable, as well as an HD cable, allowing you to plug the camera directly into an HDTV to view the content on it. It takes two AA batteries, and they throw in two rechargeable AAs, as well a charger. We’ve taken a bunch of images of the device, which you can find in our Kodak Zi6 gallery. If you are interested in picking on up, here’s a Kodak Zi6 coupon link, where Kodak is offering $30 off. Not bad.
Read More | Kodak Zi6 gallery
When it comes to the handheld camcorder market, there are a few key players. Of course, there are the Flip cameras that everyone knows and loves, but more recently these cameras have started to sport high definition recording features. While the Flip Mino HD is out there, we’ve also got the Kodak Zi6, as well as the Creative Vado HD. In this particular unboxing gallery, we give you a closer look at the Creative Vado HD. As you’ll see, aside from the camera, which has an integrated USB stick for transferring videos to your computer, it also includes a rubber case, and even a USB extender cable, which is a very welcome addition. Hit the Creative Vado HD gallery to get a look at all the images.
Here’s your chance to participate in a video commercial contest that may get you a couple of free tickets to the Superbowl XLIII Feb. 1. It’s too late to enter your own video, but you can still vote on the others done by amateur videographers. Last year’s Dorito spot was really amusing and we expect with all the mini-camcorders floating around these days this year will have similar results. Voting ends Jan. 25. By the way, we saw a glimpse of one that could be eTrade’s entry with a bunch of talking babies, similar to last year’s spot. Don’t they know that massive amounts of spitting up is not good for keyboards?
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We are loving just how prevalent small HD cams are becoming, and the RCA EZ209HD looks to be an impressive unit when it comes to that category. This is the company’s slimmest and “sexiest” (their word, not mine) Small Wonder camcorder ever, and captures high definition video while sporting a 2-inch display. Even better, though, unlike some of the other handheld HD flash camcorders we’ve seen, the EZ209HD even has an HDMI port, so you can plug directly into a television to watch your home movies. The rechargeable battery lasts for two hours, which is also nice, and the camera even supports a 60fps Sports Mode for fast action. Once your recordings are done, you can easily upload them to YouTube and Box.net. You’ll be able to get your hands on an RCA EZ209HD by the end of this quarter, and it’ll sell for $119.99.
Full press release available after the break, which includes details on the EZ207 as well.
If you want an inexpensive camcorder that gives you a bit more quality than what you’d find with a Kodak ZI6 or Flip Video camera, we think the Samsung SC-MX20 would be up your alley. This camera offers some nice features that the other low-end cams just don’t have, like image stabilization, face detection, and a 24x optical zoom. It accepts SD and MMC cards up to 32GB, and has an internal battery life of 3 hours. The Samsung SC-MX20 retails for $250, but we found it on Amazon for 15% off at $212.
Oh, and for those of you who just have to have the high definition version, the Samsung SC-MX20C can be had for 30% off on Amazon, for $592.60.
Read More | Samsung SC-MX20
If you wanna pick up a YouTube-ready video camera for Mom, we are hard pressed to find something as good as the Kodak ZI6, for the price. This little camera shoots in 720p high-definition at 60 frames per second, and can also take regular old still images as well. Other cameras, like the Flip Mino can’t do that. It supports SD cards in sizes up to 32GB, which basically means you’ll be able to shoot video until your (rechargeable) battery dies, as opposed to worrying about how much space you have left. You can pick them up from Kodak for $153, they’re available in pink, as well as black. Get it quick though, because they are on sale now. After 12/15, they go back up to their normal price of $179.
Read More | Kodak ZI6 product page
Pure Digital keeps cranking out those Flip Video cams. This time it is the MinoHD. This one records up to 60 minutes of high definition video with its 4GB memory. It also features a 1.5 anti-glare LCD display and has their new FlipShare software included. The camera is similar to their others with its flip-out USB arm and uploading to YouTube, MySpace, AOL video and email. At a cost of only $229.99, it weighs about 3 ozs. and can be custom designable for an extra charge. According to NPD, the company has sold over 1.5 million cameras since the launch last year. We believe it. We still love ours and never hesitate to tell anyone who will listen.
Read More | The Flip
Joby has debuted their new Gorillapod. The Focus bendable tripod was made for SLR cams that have larger lenses or digital camcorders and can support up to 11 lbs. This is Joby’s fifth product in the line, and the Focus is made with an anodized gunmetal finish and aluminum sockets for durability. Wrap the tripod around trees, railing, or stand it up and use for regular shots, time-lapse, long exposure, or night shooting. You can pre-order the Focus, which has a $149.95 price.
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