Thursday, 26 June 2008

My new toy

My kids gave me a new toy. It's a Flip digital video camera and it's tiny, as you can see from these pictures. It's called Flip because when you want to download the video you just flip out a usb key which goes directly into your computer.

The software is stored inside the camera and when you connect it to your computer you get this screen.
It's so small it's the same size as my mouse!
and the best thing of all is that it's idiot proof. There are only five buttons, and one of those is the flip button. The other four are:
On/off
Record
Play
Trash

What more does a person need?

Oh, and it's ready to go in less than two seconds. Using precise and accurate timings, I switched it on and counted "One, one thousand, two one thous...." and it was ready.

11 comments:

BritGal' Sarah said...

What a cool gadget! I am off to look on Amazon

Donna said...

WoW!! I've not heard of it!! Sounds like something even I could use!!LOL....Have Fun!!hughugs

BritGal' Sarah said...

Hehe I have one on it's way to me from Amazon, lucky I had a birthday last week!

Video blogging here we come!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Idiot proof? I think it was made with me in mind!

Changes in the wind said...

How fun!!! Isn't it amazing how everything keeps getting smaller......

Jeanette said...

This is the first I have heard of this but I think I may need one....right after I buy the Wii fit and the iPod Touch..!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't think I have ever seen a smaller camera than that. I got two but they are larger and with their lenses on they weight almost more than the rifle I carried around in the Army. And it was a load.

When somebody actually takes the time to write a comment about my work and what I do, that to me is the biggest gift a person can give me. It is a smile on greeting, it is a welcome handshake, and it gives me and my family some hope that the dementia farm is still down the road.

You, yourself, are an inspiration to me. I come back not only to say, "thanks for visiting and leaving a comment" but thanks for taking the time to photograph things of interest and beauty. Without that, blogging would be about as exciting as a wart on the end of my nose.

So, thanks for stopping at my blog. And rest assured, when you do, I will always try to visit your blog, in return, and leave a comment on your blog. I might not think your photography is ready for the big masterpiece award, but it got my attention.

Sincerely,

Abraham Lincoln
oldmanlincoln in Brookville, Ohio

Betty said...

Lucky you to have someone give you such a nice gift. Way to go, girl.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

This sounds great! The best thing is,that it sounds like I could use it with no problems at all

KaysWay said...

Hi. I've been looking way back through your OLD posts. I ran across this one and found it interesting because I just bought one of these Flip Camcorders last month and I love it. In fact, my post on my blog today has a video that I made with mine.

Kay

KaysWay said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by after I mentioned that I too have the Flip Camcorder. I think you and I used to "blog" together back when I blogged here before about a year or a year and a half ago. Well, I'm back.

Kay