Excerpt: The Flip Mino continues the evolution of Pure Digital’s straight to web video cameras. The Mino can record up to 60 minutes of VGA quality video which can now be easily reviewed on the 1.46” LCD display. The new version features pause, rewind and fast forward buttons for in camera review.
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: 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.
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.
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?
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Pros: Buttons can be muted (great for weddings, lectures, pirating movies); easy to shoot, download and upload vids; internal battery = no need to go hunting for AA batteries. Elegant Vader-black or Storm Trooper-white casing. Slim-jim body (0.63 inches) is perfect for hipster filmmakers (i.e. dudes in...
Cons: No optical zoom, no upgradeable memory, no Bluetooth, no decent stills. FFWD could be FSTR. Macheads must upgrade to OSX 10.5. Eager-beaver touch buttons are too sensitive and have a tricky sweet spot. Glossy black casing scratches easily, also retains fingerprints and smudges. Omni-directional m...
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.