Summary: Despite some minor flaws, Pure Digital's Flip Video Mino is the best mini camcorder for straight-to-Web video currently available--but it also costs more, and it can't match the features of a video-savvy point-and-shoot camera.
Pros: Ultraslim yet functional design; easy to use; relatively high-quality sound and video for its class; one-touch video uploading to YouTube and AOL.
Cons: A bit expensive; no SD/MMC card expansion slot; rechargeable battery isn't removable or replaceable.
Excerpt: Pure Digital’s newest addition to the Flip family of digital camcorders is the Flip Mino . The Mino is 40% smaller than the old Flip Ultra and looks a lot better as well. Available in black or white, the Mino easily fits into any shirt pocket and is ready to shot videos at a moment’s […]
Summary: On its face, the Flip Video Mino digital camcorder is no different than similar video-sharing devices that have been available across Asia for a while now, save for the fact that Oprah put last year’s model, the Flip Video Ultra, on her annual “Favorite Things List” and her Midas touch is still being felt.
Excerpt: In today’s hurried world, it’s not uncommon for many people to use their digital camera or even camera phone to record life’s moments as movies. While the quality is normally not on par with traditional video cameras, nothing beats the convenience of easy recording “in the moment”.
Conclusion: The previous Flip camera could be found in blister wrapped packaging in drug and department stores and retail stores alike, and at over 1 million units sold was clearly a popular option, but the price tag felt more appropriate at a manageable $139.99 USD. The newer Mini has a price tag of $179.99 USD which might make people second guess their camera purchase and go with a more traditional camera rather than the Mino, or most will just use the camera built into their cell...
Pros: Easy to use; includes editing software; social sharing features; compact size
Cons: Expensive; poor sound; below-average picture quality; bad zoom
Summary: I have owned a Flip since the very first model, to me anyway, it is the best pocket camcorder, the latest software release has improved the compression algorithm when sending items to other people, making it even better.
Summary: This is the second incarnation of the rather good Flip Video Ultra. This unit is smaller slimmer and aimed at the teenager and twenties market. Everything else works the same as the original product launched in the UK last year.