Excerpt: I love photography a lot, but I recently also started doing a bit of amateur videography. Some time back, I used to have one of the fist flip cameras, but unfortunately I was not very impressed by it. I found it’s picture quality to be generally poor, and the software also had a lot of bugs. I found the camera itself to be a bit too large, and all this may be forgiveable considering the fact that it was one of the first Flip cameras.
Summary: We got this as a wedding gift for a family member. They have told us on countless occasions how much they appreciated it and have used it regularly since then. Now that they have a new baby they are using it even more!
Summary: I got this camera for a song: just under $9 for a $200 camera. The seller thought it might be broken, but it was just an easy fix: a completely dead battery. The only problem with a MINO is that if the battery is completely exhausted, the camera will look dead even after it is plugged into a power source, sometimes for a few hours. Then when there's just enough charge in the battery, something will show up on the LCD screen.
Summary: I have used this flip-cam to make videos for my wife who is currently overseas. It gives you great high-def video, and you can upload to YouTube easily. This is a great buy for a compact video cam that works extremely well and it is compact for easy travel.
Summary: I actually have 2 of them because I misplaced one and ordered another then found the first one. It takes decent videos, holds a lot and is super easy to connect and upload to U-Tube. Slips in a pocket so I rarely bother to take my camcorder anywhere.
Summary: We really like the ease of using the Flip and I, as the keeper of the videos, really like the ease of using Flip's software to manage the videos we take. We tried a different mini video (not even sure of the make), and the software was not user friendly. We did have one problem with the camera freezing up, but thankfully I knew about the reset/reboot hole in the bottom of the camera (where you would screw in a tripod) and used a paper clip to reboot the camera.
Summary: I am rehabbing from spinal cord injury and use the video for analysis of my gait. It also helps me share my progress with others on YouTube. The user controls are intuitive and simple. The flip up USB makes it just as simple to send the videos to my computer.