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    Flip Alternatives

    As Flip are currently in the process of being shutdown i'm looking at alternatives to these as i'm just getting a refund on two as they broke under warranty.

    What do people recommend with regards to alternatives?

    Looking at around £80 each ex vat.

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    We use the Kodak Zx1 High Definition Pocket Video Camera - virtually indestructible - with SD Card for easy file transfer and not bad on battery life either. Amazon has them for £79.99 - they did used to have them for £49.99 as a promo - but seems to have ended.

    Kodak Zx1 High Definition Pocket Video Camera - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics is the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnymcguigan View Post
    We use the Kodak Zx1 High Definition Pocket Video Camera - virtually indestructible - with SD Card for easy file transfer and not bad on battery life either. Amazon has them for £79.99 - they did used to have them for £49.99 as a promo - but seems to have ended.

    Kodak Zx1 High Definition Pocket Video Camera - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics is the link.
    What file output do they have?

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    They have a .mov output - I think (been a while since I used one of ours), but they definitely output in HD and VGA in the same format onto the SD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    What do people recommend with regards to alternatives?
    Has anyone used the iPod touch as a camera? It strikes me as potentially perfect for use in a school with WiFi - have the device just boot into a picture-taking app that simply takes pictures and sends them straight to a storage server via WiFi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Has anyone used the iPod touch as a camera? It strikes me as potentially perfect for use in a school with WiFi - have the device just boot into a picture-taking app that simply takes pictures and sends them straight to a storage server via WiFi.
    It's a nice idea but I think they are expensive for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Has anyone used the iPod touch as a camera? It strikes me as potentially perfect for use in a school with WiFi - have the device just boot into a picture-taking app that simply takes pictures and sends them straight to a storage server via WiFi.
    We have a local project involving to kits of mobile tech. These contain (amongst other thing) 6 iPod touchs and 6 Flips ... the Flip hardly get used as the iPod Touch is the first choice of the children to use, edit, email, upload and share images, audio and video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    It's a nice idea but I think they are expensive for it
    £200? I don't know if Apple do discounts for bulk or anything - is there a cheaper Android equivilent, i.e. an Android phone but without the phone part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    £200? I don't know if Apple do discounts for bulk or anything - is there a cheaper Android equivilent, i.e. an Android phone but without the phone part?
    only tabs at the moment - but the flips where around £80 ex vat

    and it wouldn't surprise me if apple didnt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    £200? I don't know if Apple do discounts for bulk or anything
    Apple themselves don't do educational discounts for iPod's. A reseller might though.

    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    an Android phone but without the phone part?
    Samsung Galaxy Player 50. 8GB model is £137.66 and 16GB model is £169.90.

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    What about the Panasonic HD HM-TA1 Pocket Camcorder?

    HD Mobile Cameras - HM-TA1 - Overview - Panasonic UK & Ireland

    Spotted them in Tesco's on clearance for £49.97. (also available Online)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    What about the Panasonic HD HM-TA1 Pocket Camcorder?

    HD Mobile Cameras - HM-TA1 - Overview - Panasonic UK & Ireland

    Spotted them in Tesco's on clearance for £49.97. (also available Online)
    Another vote here for the Panasonic TA1.

    I've got a contact at the local Panasonic store that I can pass along if you would like. PM me if you do...

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    We use Kodak Playsports. Have found them very useful and child friendly and also they're almost drop proof so they've been used right from nursery upto y6. Children have been able to download files from them with instruction and are beginning to be able to do this independently as well. We bought them for around 90 a piece.
    KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera Zx3, HD Waterproof Mini Pocket Camcorder review

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    Looking at video for a primary school myself, the ZX3 looks good but it uses a cable to transfer the video (they keep loosing cables here!) any other alternative that docks like the Flip with a USB connection on the camera itself. Searched but cant seem to find any.

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    KODAK ZM1 Mini Video Camera WATERPROOF 3m - WStore.co.uk

    These have a pop out usb under the bottom hatch.

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