updated 11:10 pm EDT, Wed April 29, 2009
Flip Ultra SD and HD
Pure Digital tonight acted quickly on leaks by launching two new Flip cameras. The Flip Ultra SD and Flip Ultra HD both have a new design with a larger 2-inch LCD and (on the HD) HDMI output through an optional cable. They also record for longer with a replaceable battery, standard on the HD model and optional for SD, that lasts for 3 hours at the HD model's 720p resolution and 5 hours on SD's standard definition. Either takes AA batteries and should also have more recording time versus earlier Ultras.
As before, both have 2X digital zoom and connect to a computer through a swiveling USB connector, where owners can perform basic edits on videos just by launching Mac or Windows software directly from the camera. Either can be personalized with custom skins when bought online through Pure. The Flip Ultra SD and HD should be available as of Thursday for $149 and $199 respectively.