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Old 20 June 2010, 14:00   #1
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Flip Camera

Evening.

im looking for a flip style HD camera to use next weekend on the rib. want to be able to record some decent video fottage on towing a fellow forum member in a ringo.

i saw an early flip model a few years ago but know nothing about them. i know the hero HD cameras give really good pics but looking for something a bit more hand held for this!

looking to spend about 200 tops really.

Any suggestions??

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ps. if i get him off the ringo i promise to post it here first!!
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Old 20 June 2010, 15:11   #2
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Flip HD

I wanted something similar a while back and and narrowed it down to the
Panasonic DMC FT2 or the Kodak Zx1
Both waterproof so ideal for a rib.
I ended up getting the Panasonic as it was a little more versatile (and more expensive) - very happy with it - takes great HD videos and even better stills.

http://www.ukdigital.co.uk/panasonic...ft2-camera.htm
http://shop.kodak.co.uk/store/ekcons...ctID.147426200
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Old 20 June 2010, 15:17   #3
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The Flip camera is what I use, see gallery for posted video and quality. One button start stop so easy to use, about 70-80 to buy.
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Old 20 June 2010, 15:22   #4
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I just bought one of these:
http://www.actioncameras.co.uk/X170

Its waterproof, mounts on my A-frame, has loads of mounting options, has a remote control gizmo you keep in your pocket, gives remarkably steady and clear and wide angle shots, and, oh, you can rotate the lens so you always get your film "upright".

Cost me only 150 cause I bought it at a biker show (OK, the IOM TT).
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Old 20 June 2010, 15:35   #5
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I just bought one of these:
http://www.actioncameras.co.uk/X170

Its waterproof, mounts on my A-frame, has loads of mounting options, has a remote control gizmo you keep in your pocket, gives remarkably steady and clear and wide angle shots, and, oh, you can rotate the lens so you always get your film "upright".

Cost me only 150 cause I bought it at a biker show (OK, the IOM TT).
These look really good!

I've found one which is 150 inc Here
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Old 21 June 2010, 03:11   #6
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My son's got the GoPro hero cam.

That has tube mounts so will go on the A frame or screen rail. There's no screen so no framing is possible but the results are very good and it comes with a waterproof housing good for 30m.

He's got the flat lens bit looks like they only do the wide now which is a shame but the results are still very good.
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Bit of a bargain me thinks..
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Elec...r/Product.html
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being a bit of a technophobe that looks like its got very low resolition. 1.1 mp??

or am i just being simple!?
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On BruceB recommendation I bought a Flip and it is dead easy on the rib and the quality is great see Bruces vids onthe gallery for proof.
Hope this helps
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Old 21 June 2010, 14:16   #10
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Here is my first attempt at "producing" a video.

My apologies for the poor quality of, well, everything really.

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