The Flip portable camcorder has a new form factor. In its first major redesign since hitting the camcorder market, the Flip SlideHD gets more viewing real estate via a touch-enabled 3-inch widescreen which, as the name suggests, slides out, resting on an angle for playback. The new Flip also has 16GB memory for up to four hours of HD video recording, double that of any of its predecessors.
Only slightly bulkier than the Mino at 4.13" x 2.17" x 0.98", the SlideHD shoots 1280 x 720 resolution video at 30fps, features HDMI and flip-out USB connectivity, multi-step 2x digital zoom, stereo speakers and a headset jack.
Screen res is 400 x 240 pixels (up from 320 x 240 on the 2" screens of the Mino and Ultra models) and there's also another slide to the story - when the screen is at an angle for viewing, a "slide strip" appears to aid with navigating quickly through content.
The Flip SlideHD will shoot up to four hours of HD video or store up to 12 hours of videos, photos, and content. But with a battery life specced at up to two hours, you won't be able to shoot all that video without a recharge.
The Flip SlideHD costs $279.99.
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