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. However, your eyes will not be happy with its small display, especially in daylight.
Excerpt: With the original MinoHD, we were impressed with Flip Video’s ability to pack 720p video into a truly pocket-size cam. But we nonetheless wished the product offered a bit more, such as more recording time, HDMI support, and a bigger screen. Those are three of the top improvements Flip Video made to its new MinoHD 8GB.
Summary: While it has its flaws and is a bit expensive, the ultrasimple Flip Video MinoHD produces impressive video for a camcorder of its size.
Pros: Solid 720p video, particularly for a camcorder this size; ultraslim yet functional design; easy to use; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, AOL, and MySpace; integrated lithium ion rechargeable battery; FlipShare software is compatible with both Macs and Windows machines.
Cons: Somewhat pricey; no SD/MMC card expansion slot; rechargeable battery isn't removable or replaceable; can't output HD to HDTVs.
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. 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.
Excerpt: We’re big fans of Flip Video’s incredibly easy-to-use pocket-size video cameras, but it’s been difficult to wholeheartedly recommend them given the superior video capabilities of today’s point-and-shoot digicams. Flip’s new MinoHD changes that. This svelte camera is the same size as the standard-def Mino (4”x2”x.06”) but can record an hour of H.264-encoded 1280x720 720p video.
Pros: Super portable and spontaneous HD video in your pocket.