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Flilp video camera has 13-percent of the camcorder market


The Flip camcorder, the tiny, inexpensive, flash memory-based camcorder has managed to claim 13% of the camcorder market. Since its debut it has been the best selling camcorder on Amazon.

Here’s what it does NOT have:

  • Menu
  • Settings
  • Video light
  • Optical view finder
  • Special effects
  • Headphones jack
  • High definition
  • Lens cap
  • Memory card
  • Optical zoom

Okay, sounds like junk, right?

Not necessarily.

It has one button to start or stop recording, another to play what you’ve recorded, and a delete button to delete a clip.

Thats it.

As David Pogue, tech writer for the New York Times puts it, “it’s the video equivalent of a Kodak point-and-shoot camera. It’s the very definition of ‘less is more.'”

Its a camcorder that nearly anyone can use, from children to seniors and anyone in between.

Even transferring videos off of it is a snap. A USB connection swings out and you just pug it into your computer.

The video isn’t as good as standard camcorder but at 640 x 480 at 30 frames per second it’s really not bad and certainly beats a cellphone camera.

For more information check out the product page here.

[Via Gizmodo]


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