Summary: On paper, the $229 Flip Mino HD doesn’t stand a chance against the Kodak Zi6, which won LAPTOP’s Editors’ Choice: it costs $50 more, doesn’t take digital stills, has a cramped screen, and lacks a memory card slot. But the Mino HD delivers comparable 720p video, and it is smaller and easier to use.
Pros: Very good video quality, Thin sleek design, Responsive touch-sensitive controls, Intuitive streamlined software,
Cons: Still no memory card slot or digital still capability, Tiny LCD screen, Composite video output,
Conclusion: The Flip Mino is smaller, lighter, sleeker, and more expensive than its wildly popular predecessor, but save for the addition of a rechargeable battery, most of the improvements are only skin deep.
Pros: Small and lightweight. Rechargeable battery. Better speakers than the Flip Ultra.
Cons: Mediocre image and sound quality. Small LCD. Big price bump over its predecessor.
Summary: Overall, we recommend the Flip Mino because of its sleek design, easy-to-use software, and solid video quality for $179. But compared to the Kodak Zi6, an identically priced pocket camcorder that shoots even sharper 720p video and takes still photos, the Flip Mino falls short. Some might prefer the Flip Mino because it’s less bulky, but we say you’ll get more for your money with the Zi6.
Pros: Sleeker design than previous models, Easy uploading to sharing sites, Improved playback options, Rechargeable battery,
Cons: No still-photo capabilities, Lacks optical zoom, LCD scratches more easily than the Flip Ultras,
Excerpt: What does a company do when it makes a highly successful DV camcorder that fits in the palm of your hand and shoots surprisingly high quality 640x480 resolution 30 frames per second video? At less than $200? Well, it shrinks the next version, adds some cool sharing features in the intuitive software that ships with it, and adds neat touch sensitive controls for manipulating the camera's basic controls.
Excerpt: Considering all the things the Pure Digital Flip Mino*doesn't* have - manual controls, a traditional grip, optical zoom, etc. - it had better deliver on the things it does do, namely record and upload video. You can read about the upload process in the Editing section. Let's talk about video performance for now.
Excerpt: Flip Video Mino Posted on 9 Dec 2008 at 11:18 Manufacturer: Flip Video http://www.theflip.com/ Supplier: Play.com www.play.com Price: £102 (£120 inc VAT) Rating: 3/6 In the same vein as the Vado is the Flip Video Mino. It's another cigarette packet-sized video camera, a little thicker than the Vado, but to all intents and purposes the same sort of thing.