One of the reasons why the sales and popularity of videos never really took of (like how digital point-and-shoot cameras did) was due to its size. Until recently, the size of camcorders in the past 10 years remained pretty much the same. They are reliably bulky and fragile where you will need to carry in a sturdy case that is even bulkier. Sanyo was one of the first companies that produced tiny camcorders with their Xacti range. Although it is pretty small and looks to have pretty impressive stats, I'm not really sure why it did not become as popular as the Flip UltraHD camcorder. I suspect that it is due to its design, which is probably a little to ahead if its time. Here is a quick look at what the buzz is all about.
The very popular Flip UltraHD camcorder (120 minutes) may owe its success to its simple designs. It looks, feels and weighs like a typical still-image digital camera, which offers a sense of familiarity to consumers. Its simple exterior hides a powerful little cameras as it records HD movies at up to 30 frames per second. Considering the size of this camcorder, the videos recorded are very crisp and clear, comparable to those taken by high-end camcorders.
Another great features about the Flip UltraHD camcorder (120 minutes) is its user friendliness. It is basically a point-and-shoot video camera where you can start recording instantly by just pressing the big red button behind. It has a tiny 2 "anti-reflection screen for you to preview your shots.
I think the feature that has single handedly propelled the Flip UltraHD camcorder (120 minutes) to stardom is its built-in USB arm. Without the use of any cable, you can plug the tiny camcorder into any computer, laptop, TV or any USB-enabled electronic device and start viewing or transfering the videos instantaneously! The camcorders come in black, white, orange, pink, and lots of other designs to suit your personal style.