The newest features are Image Stabilization and the ability to shoot at 60 frames per second.
These features are already in the current Kodak Zi8 and the new Kodak PlayTouch.The Kodak cameras also have an audio in jack to allow capturing better audio.
The Flip camera continues to be a good choice for people who want easy one button recording and easy editing with the included FlipShare software.
As it says in the specs, "Press the big red button to start capturing vibrant HD video," that's one of the biggest selling features of the Flip.
For those with a Macintosh computer, iMovie, is the best software out there for ease of use and powerful editing features.
Features listed on their website:
Simple to Shoot in HDThen there's this interesting news from the press release:
Shoot up to 2 hours of better-than-ever HD video on the easy-to-use, now even slimmer UltraHD
Press the big red button to start capturing vibrant HD video (720p / 60fps) on the super-simple user interface
Comes with 8GB of built-in memory, letting you capture two hours of HD video; no additional memory cards required
Keep your video steady with image stabilization, UltraHD's newest feature
Power up with the included Flip Video Ultra Battery Pack (recharges when connected to USB); also supported by standard AAA batteries
Connect the built-in USB arm to your PC or Mac® to launch pre-loaded FlipShare™ software
Use FlipShare software to organize and edit your videos, capture photos, send video greeting cards and create custom movies
Watch your videos on your HDTV by connecting your UltraHD to your HDTV with the Flip Video Cables HDMI™ sold separately
Extend the capability of your UltraHD with Designed for Flip™ products, a new expanded accessory line from Flip Video and partner companies
Record high-quality H.264 HD videos that are compatible with most video-playing applications, including Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and iTunes
Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 60 frames per seconds (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files
"Child Safe" mode to prevent accidental deletions of clips
Silent mode for recording in sensitive situations
Simple to Share
Organize your videos by dragging and dropping into folders you've created, or use the automatic date-stamped folders
Edit and trim your favorite videos clips or even add your own music, all using FlipShare's easy editing tools
Create video greeting cards or use the Magic Movie feature to make movies with the click of a button
Capture photos using the easy Snapshot feature. You can grab a still-image photo from any of the 60 frames that comprise each second of your video
Share videos privately using FlipShare's attachment-free email or by creating Flip Channels; post publicly with direct video shares to Facebook™, Twitter™ and YouTube™
...the new Flip Video UltraHD 2 hour also features a new slimmer design that fits easily in a pocket or purse. The UltraHD 2 hour is the first Flip video camera to feature FlipPort™ -- a proprietary Flip-designed connector enabling new add-ons options as part of the newly announced Designed for Flip™ accessory program.I wonder what kind of add-ons there might be?
Continue reading to find out, Flip Video Expands Consumer Options With 'Designed for Flip' Accessory Program:
New Designed for Flip products using FlipPort include Mikey for Flip, from Blue Microphones™, a professional quality external microphone that lets Flip users capture even better sound quality ranging from a whisper to a rock concert. Scosche™ will also be offering a wireless lavaliere microphone that will enable up close audio ideal for interviews. iGo™ is also offering three new products: the Overtime Battery extender which doubles the Flip Video battery life; the Charge Anywhere power adapter can charge two products at once such as a Flip video camera and another USB accessory; and finally a new Pocket Projector will allow Flip owners to instantly project and watch their Flip video clips directly from the video camera anywhere and on any flat surface up to the size of a 70" TV. In addition, Seagate has plans to support Flip video cameras with FlipPort in the coming months.This is getting interesting...
For all Flip video cameras, the Designed for Flip accessory line also features a wide assortment of products to let users do more with their Flip. New accessories now available include Flip Waterproof cases from Aquapac®, which allow consumers to use their Flip video camera for activities such as sailing, snorkeling and skiing, a line of underwater cases from Ikelite™, ideal for scuba diving and a new magnetic Wide Angle Lens, from Bower™, that makes it easy to capture wide-angle video footage.
Bower Wide Angle Lens
iGo Portable Projector
Mikey for Flip
Blue Microphones Announces Mikey for Flip, Microphone Accessory for Flip Video Camera:
Mikey for Flip features two of Blue’s custom-tuned condenser capsules for professional-quality stereo recording. Users can choose between ‘Loud’ or ‘Automatic’ sensitivity settings, allowing users to record any volume level clearly, from a marching band to a wedding. Mikey for Flip also features a mic input jack for easy plug-in of additional microphones like a lavalier, handheld or corded interview microphone. Mount the Flip video camera on Mikey’s built-in tripod mount or stand it upright on Mikey’s wide base design for hands-free recording.