OK, here’s the problem with the Flip camera.

Background: Cisco is shutting down its Flip camera division, apparently because smartphone cameras are kicking Flip’s posterior.  Glenn Reynolds notes that in a confrontation most people would rather lose their cameras than their phones; I agree with that, but I have to admit that the Flip has fallen out of favor with me as a video camera.  It’s mostly because transferring video from the Flip is… kind of annoying, actually.   I’ve stopped taking it to places, instead relying on my Canon PowerShot SD1200IS 10 MP Digital Camera; I bought that to take pictures, but honestly the video features serve my needs and the footage is saved in a format that can be directly ported over to Adobe.  Plus, the Canon is both lighter and less conspicuous; which may be a feature for some…

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