Excerpt: On paper, the DXG-567V pocket camcorder bitch-slaps the Flip Mino in every imaginable way. It shoots high-def, 720p video; the Mino tops out at (snicker) VGA. It sports a 2-inch LCD to the Mino’s tiny 1.5-incher. It’s available in four colors; the Mino comes in black or white.
Pros: Better specs all around than the Flip Mino, including rechargeable AA batteries you can swap for alkalines in a pinch. Onboard software ferries videos to YouTube with minimum fuss. Macro switch lets you shoot up-close and personal. Sells online for uber-cheap: around 0.
Cons: Craptacular video makes you long for your old VHS camcorder. Batteries require external charger, even though the camcorder has a perfectly cromulent USB connector. Controls not nearly as grandma-friendly as Mino’s. 5-megapixel sensor can’t take snapshots.