Conclusion: The camera itself is on the back side and is of fixed focus (1.5m to infinity) with an aperture of f/2.4. The built-in wide-range stereo microphone sits on the back next to lens which is the only thing that I would change on the flip as a lot of times we do unboxing videos and our voice isn’t recorded as clearly as the microphone sits on the opposite side where the camera is pointing.
Excerpt: Cisco's new Flip Video MinoHD is an ultra-compact High Definition video camera that was designed for those seeking a sleek and stylish solution for capturing 720p HD video of their friends and family. Nearly identical to the UltraHD when looking at the specs, the Mino is a much more compact unit measuring just 3.94 x 1.97 x 0.63 inches.
Excerpt: The Flip Mino HD comes with a 1.5-inch TFT display and shoots 720p high definition video. It has 4GB of built in flash storage and last up to two hours on a single battery charge. Editing video is simple thanks to a built in USB socket letting users plug it straight into a Mac or PC.
Flip MinoHD™ The World's Smallest HD Camcorder - Review
Life In A House of Blue !
27 November 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. I have the black one but if you order from Flip.com you can design our own and even add your own photo on the camera at no additional cost. !
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. 4GB of memory built-in enough to handle likely uses of HD without an add-in card. Well-built. The Bad No removable storage or battery. Images occasionally subject to purple fringing or poor light level transitions.
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 without an add-in card., Well-built.
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.
Summary: Once you’ve shot your video, flip out the built-in USB port, plug it into a PC, and you can upload the video as fast as your Internet connection will allow. The built-in app even has rudimentary titling and trimming capabilities. There are a few downsides, however: The camera is in bad need of a stabilizer and the composite-out video is a disappointment, but these issues don’t outweigh the fun you’ll have with this camera.
Pros: Super portable and spontaneous HD video in your pocket.
Summary: Ideal for slinging in a rucksack or jeans pocket for a dayâ€™s sightseeing or a trip to the beach, the Flip MinoHD is an affordably priced, amazingly straightforward piece of gadgetry that records good-looking footage you wonâ€™t be ashamed to revisit a few months or years down the line.