Summary: I am a media specialist in a middle and high school. We purchased these cameras about a year ago when the model with the rechargable battery first came out. We loved the portability and similarity to a cell phone camera for our audience. The video quality is mediocre, but sufficient for a school project. The audio is terrible unless you are nearby.
Summary: This is my THIRD Flip video camera. I owned 2 of the Flip Ultra 60 minutes cameras before purchasing this one. I had actually lost one of my originals and had loaned out the other to my mom in another state. I was headed for vacation and needed a camera. The major differences between the new Mino and the Ultra are: Mino is smaller. Shorter and thinner. Mino does not take batteries, only charges through the USB. The video quality of the Mino is the same as an Ultra.
Summary: This is a VERY HONEST review of my Mino and the Customer Service at PureDigital (the makers of the Flip Mino). Please keep in mind when dealing with electronics there are always lemons for whatever reason. I, unfortunately, was someone who had a lemon. I believe it is important to add a review of these broken products so that customers are well informed about potential problems and their frequency (for example, if 50% of the reviews are reports of problems it is...
Summary: The new FLIP is a wonderful little device, when you first start using it. However there's a down side that almost makes me want to return to the previous generation. It does NOT take AA batteries. In my opion that's a deal killer for many users. With rechargable batteries I can have an almost unlimited supply of power in the field. Swap out batteries in 2 minutes. However, this version must be plugged into your USB port on the computer in order to charge.
Summary: This thing is a techno marvel, in that they can pack so much into such a small space. but, in the end, so what? It's marginally better than most cell phones or digicams in quality terms, except for its long record time (60 min). But the video quality's still mediocre, the zoom is almost non-existent, the audio's sub-par, and, at the end of the day, it's just not worth the price.
Summary: I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere and I thought it was important for Mac users to be filled in on the following.... 1. The software that comes with the Flip Video Mino does NOT allow you to stitch multiple clips together to make one movie. Only Windows users can do this. 2. I was able to get the Flip Video Mino AVI videos to play in iMovie '08, but not export. When you export the video you get a blank screen with only audio.
Summary: Before all you 5-star reviewers go ballistic on me, hear my reasoning. I am VERY picky! There are a few problems I've encountered so far. The case that comes with it can't protect the camera from anything except dirt and scratches. If you drop it while it's in the case, don't automatically expect it to come out alive.
Summary: My main criticism is that after having 3 Flip cameras over the last 10 years (1 was lost) nothing seems to be done to improve the zoom. it is quite pathetic and frankly a waste of time. At £159 I expected better. The screen is smaller than my last model.
Summary: My Flip video camera came with a 2 for 1 Family Fun Days Out Offer which includes free golf lessons. I have so far contacted 3 of the listed Golf Courses and none of them has ever heard of the offer. Is this some kind of scam? The camera is conveniently small and produces crisp images with brilliant colours, even under low-light conditions. The zoom is not worth using... all it does is to blur the image Flip Video Ultra Camcorder 2nd Generation With 4GB Memory - Black .
Summary: I am not very familiar with this type of very small camcorder and have had little experience using the camera/video camera function on mobile phones. With this in mind, I find the Flip Mino rather difficult to use - being so small and light, my video tended to have a rather obvious camera shake!