Flip Video now available in Canada

I was in a Wal-Mart up here in Aurora Ontario this weekend, and while sauntering by the electronics section I saw a couple of Flip Video cameras on display for sale. The price was something close to $155.00 as I recall. Up until now I think the Flip Camera was sold exclusively in the States. Good news for fellow Canucks in the mood for a relatively cheap and decent quality video capture device.

You can read my mini-review and see video samples in the post I did about my new Flip Video Ultra camera a short time ago.

4 thoughts on “Flip Video now available in Canada

  1. Hi,

    I went to Wal-Mart in aurora and they do not carry the Flip video camera and they say they never did carry it.

    Are you sure it was there. I would like to get this camera could you suggest another place to get one ?

    Joe

  2. Hey Joe,

    I was in the Wal-Mart in Aurora (it’s a brand new Wal-mart superstore with the groceries etc. right?). I went to the electronics department and on the display panel against the back wall they had about a dozen cameras on display. On the right hand side were 2 or 3 Flip Video ultra cameras of varying colours. I didn’t ask the sales clerk if they were actually for sale. I made that assumption. I could have been wrong. But I definitely saw them there.

    Hey – just checked the walmart.ca site and it appears that Canadian Wal-Marts should carry them now. Check out: http://tinyurl.com/4jrbfo

    So you could order them online if they don’t have them in. I might be back there in the Aurora area this weekend. I might run in and have a quick check again.

  3. Hard to believe it but some of those teeny, fixed plastic lens, fixed focus, disposable cameras can now do a relatively crude 720P HD!

    It’s all your fault Richard! I started reading your Blender articles and decided I’d give it a go.

    I set out on a project to create a music video (of sorts) out of the output from one of these cameras and post it onto YouTube. Here are the details:

    $160.00 for a pocket, disposable camera like the Flip.
    Two hours of shooting.
    Four hours of distracted production.

    Couple that with a few hundred Blender developers and you end up somewhere around where the following link led.

    So Richard, without further ado:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_XwOQELT20

    Thanks for sparking the mind again.

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