Summary: The Flip MinoHD is a very simple to use camcorder. With its small form factor and minimalistic controls, it's a perfect little camera for capturing short videos. The FlipShare software allows you to easily retrieve videos from the camera and upload them to social sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Conclusion: Pure Digital takes the next logical step, adding high-definition recording to its Flip Mino mini camcorder. While there are few physical changes, you do get more built-in storage—and you'll pay a lot more.
Pros: Records high-quality HD video. Compact. Double the storage of the original Flip Mino.
Excerpt: We love being right. Despite all the hype for Pure Digital’s cheap pocket camcorders, the first iteration of the the MinoHD colored us meh : The 1.5-inch screen was too tiny for playback, the HD quality wasn’t up to snuff compared to cheaper devices from the company’s price-gouging competitors, and...
Pros: New Jack City: HDMI, oh my! Almost-Full Metal Jacket: Front-side brushed-metal body boosts toughness, adds character (and only 0.7 ounces). Reasonable battery life: 1.75 hours of mostly continuous recording. Upgraded software for basic video editing and quick exporting files direct to Facebook an...
Cons: Despite improvements, footage still not nearly as refined as Kodak Zi8. Indented Play/Trash buttons feel and look awkward. No 60 fps. No 1080p (though both are offered by cheaper cams from other manufacturers). Front-side red LED strip broadcasts “I’m filming” to the whole world. Digital zoom is ...
Flip MinoHD™ The World's Smallest HD Camcorder - Review
Life In A House of Blue !
8 October 2009
Excerpt: Flip MinoHD™: The World's Smallest HD Camcorder Flip was kind enough to send me one of there new Flip Mino HD camcorders to review. I love this little camera, it is small very easy to use and very stylish.
Excerpt: The Good HD a boon for HDTV enthusiasts or simply future proofing. Simple but excellent FlipShare software loaded on the camera. Very straightforward on-camera control. Good low-light sensitivity; detail kept in most individual video frames.
Pros: HD a boon for HDTV enthusiasts or simply future proofing., Simple but excellent FlipShare software loaded on the camera., Very straightforward on-camera control., Good low-light sensitivity; detail kept in most individual video frames., 4GB of memory built-in enough to handle likely uses of HD wi...
Cons: No removable storage or battery., Images occasionally subject to purple fringing or poor light level transitions., Battery life is just 'good enough.' - Software lacks clip trimming or other editing besides clip selections and music., Needs optical zoom to truly rival larger, more expensive cameras.
Conclusion: Our main concern is battery life and storage capacity, mainly as they are fixed with no way to expand them. As such, when the battery runs out, you're looking at a minimum two hour charge and as it's built in you can't buy a spare.