Cisco has fattened up the Flip Video camera series with the new Flip SlideHD. The new camera has 16GB of memory for up to 4 hours of 720p HD video capture. The “Slide” designation in the name comes from the slide-open screen which features a 3-inch widescreen display. The display is still quite a low resolution at 400 x 240 pixels. In terms of an overall feature set though, it’s a step up from the Flip MinoHD and Flip UltraHD cameras.
The Flip SlideHD retails for $279.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
Get the full rundown in the press release below.
Flip SlideHD Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ — Cisco today announced the newest member of its groundbreaking Flip Video™ line, the Flip SlideHD™. It’s an all-new Flip, with an all-new form factor, designed to make it even more fun to capture, watch and share HD videos anytime, anywhere. With Flip SlideHD, active consumers and families can record up to four hours of HD video, or store up to 12 hours of content, and then view it instantly with a stunning slide-up full widescreen.
“Since its launch less than three years ago, Flip Video has changed the way the world captures and shares video,” said Jonathan Kaplan, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Consumer Products. ”The addition of the exciting new SlideHD to the Flip family allows consumers to take their life with them wherever they go and easily share those experiences with everyone around them.”
With SlideHD, anyone can capture an event and then relive the moment with immediate playback as friends gather around. In addition, with up to 12 hours of storage, SlideHD makes it easy for people to bring their videos and photos with them as they travel or meet up with friends or family. It’s like having a portable life book for spontaneous viewing anywhere. SlideHD‘s 3-inch widescreen playback makes it ideal for many occasions such as entertaining the kids with their own personal video show or fine-tuning a tennis serve.
The Flip SlideHD is the first Flip Video camera that lets consumers shoot up to four hours of HD video or store up to 12 hours of videos, photos, and content from Flip channels™. SlideHD is also the first Flip to enable real-time video sharing on a stunning 3-inch widescreen with a unique slide-up design. SlideHD‘s simple touch screen and innovative slide strip make it easy and fun to quickly navigate through your library to locate a video or photo.
Like Flip’s popular and stylish Mino line, SlideHD lets users design their own camcorder to make it uniquely their own. Users can also choose from thousands of designs from artists, leading design firms, celebrities, and iconic brands, or they can easily upload their own image to create a one-of-a-kind camcorder.
The new Flip SlideHD joins the popular Flip Video family which includes the Flip Ultra™ and Flip Mino™ lines. Like all Flip models, the SlideHD is pre-loaded with the proprietary FlipShare™ software that allows consumers to easily organize, create and share their videos. Using a PC or Mac, Flip video content can be instantly uploaded, both privately and publicly, and ready for one-click sharing. From social media sites – Facebook, MySpace and YouTube — to email, mobile devices, Flip Channels, and the TV; FlipShare is the easiest solution for consumers to share their videos.
Since the debut of the Flip Video family of video cameras in 2007, more than four million have been sold and millions of videos have been shared using FlipShare software.
Flip SlideHD Product Specifications:
- Color: White/Silver and Personalized
- Recording Time: Up to four hours
- Storage Time: Up to 12 Hours
- Memory: 16GB
- Screen: 3-inch wide transflective touch screen
- Video Resolution: High Definition; 1280×720 (30fps)
- Video Format: H.264, MP4
- Battery: Internal Li-ion rechargeable
- Battery Life: Up to two hours
- TV Output: HDMI Widescreen
- Zoom: 2x digital
- Audio: Stereo speakers, headset jack
Price and Availability
SlideHD is immediately available for an MSRP of $279.99 at major retailers, online retailers and at the Flip store, www.theflip.com/store.