After tons of photos leaked on the net of the rumored FLIP SlideHD camera
it's finally official. It looks a pretty cool gadget. It has a touchscreen and a widescreen. News features include image stabilization and a 1080p sensor with better low-light performance. With a price of $279, it has some mixed reviews. The Slide is basically a really chunky Mino HD when in camera mode -- you get the same buttons and the same interface, just implemented via touchscreen.
After reading some reviews, I was actually expecting a lot more. The Kodak Zi8
on the other hand has the external microphone jack
, which I can find very useful. The Nikon S8000
recording at up to ISO 3200, a 10x optical zoom lens, and a three-inch, 921,000-dot LCD that will absolutely crush the screen on the Slide.
For right now, I will wait and see what the competition has to offer... Hopefully Kodak will release its next generation of portable video cameras soon.
Check out a more detailed reviews on engadget