To Flip or Not to Flip...

The question I have for the awesome CNET Forum users is like many others, "what kind of camera should I buy?"

I want a pocket camcorder like a Flip. One that takes
1) good video (No need for 1080p, but up to 720 would be nice),
2) great audio (record close conversations, record in a large/busy room, and bands at loud concerts),
3) record at least a couple of hours on one battery charge,
4) and lastly, something that will be worth having for a few years.

I've looked at the Kodak Zi8, the Sanyo Xacti HD, but if you can recommend even a full fledged camcorder for <= $200 then I'm game.

Thanks for your time!

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Have you read flip alternative lists like this one?link only
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Low light still an issue, I believe

IME with some of these small flip-like cameras the low light/indoor performance is usually of marginal quality. Great audio is another isue as well in that price range, to be perfectly honest. I would bump your budget up a little more.

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