I just found out that Kodak solved that and is releasing it's Zi8 HD pocket camera in Sept.
Some brief features:
- Image stablilization (flip doesn't have)
- External mic jack (flip doesn't have)
- HDMI cable for direct to tv viewing
- Re-chargeable batteries
- SD/SDHC card expansion slot (flip doesn't have)
- video format: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC
- Large 2.5-type LCD
The only downside is the built-in recording time. Only 128 MB internal memory.. ouch! So you're basically forced to get the memory card. *But, on the up side, you get up to 32GB with the card!
The flip's min internal memory is 4GB!
Amazon is pre-selling the Zi8 and the card for $268 or $179.95 for camera only:
Amazon.com: Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera (Raspberry): Camera & Photo
Read the specs from the Kodak site here:
KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Specifications
To compare specs to the flip, go here:
Flip Video - See the Specs
*NO affiliate links listed here. Just providing some useful info as a lot of warriors use the Flip for marketing purposes.
Hope you Flip Users found this useful info.