Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder - Review and Buy Online

Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder
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The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder - Better and Better

The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder is genius! For two reasons - it does what it says, and does it well, and, (get ready for it) - its so easy to use "even a caveman could do it!" (I know ... ugh, but that's the real reason to consider a Flip hand-held video camera.)

In a natural progression that started with the original Flip hand-held video camcorder, the Flip MinoHD now allows you to get HD video with the same ease of use as the original Flip video recorder camera. The Flip Mino HD does the one thing we all want a camcorder to do - shoot great videos, on the go, without having to go through a "process." Like Kodak said about its cameras, with the Flip MinoHD you just point-and-shoot!

But it gets better! With the flip-out USB connector you just plug the whole thing into your computer, (no cords to keep track of, or lose), and the included video software - FlipShare - makes working with your videos easier than ever. It comes pre-configured to automatically upload to youTube, Facebook, and MySpace without any complicated set-up process, and you can edit and manage your videos just by following on-screen prompts.

If you simply want to be able to shoot great video on-the-go, without a complicated process, or hassle, the Flip MinoHD is something you should check out.

The suggested retail price is $239, and it is available at almost all stores that sell electronics, but you can almost always find the best price available online at ebay. And with ebay's "Buyer Protection Program", and its "Trusted Seller" ratings, you can shop with confidence knowing your purchase is as safe as any you would make at a local electronics store, but a lot less expensive!


The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder

The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder in black brushed metal
The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder in black brushed metal

The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder - Specs and Details

The most important thing to know about the Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder is that it works just as advertised, (and as you expect), and it has proven to be as dependable as it is easy to use.

The specs for us non-techies that just want our gadgets to work the way we expect are that the Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder has a 1.5" viewing screen, one-button HD quality recording, (with wide-screen format available to chose), 2X digital zoom, and will store 60 to 120 minutes of video, (depending on 4GB or 8GB model).

The real nitty-gritty is that it is small enough to fit in your pocket, (and sturdy enough to survive it!), and you just pull it out and push one button to record any action video on the go. Then you just plug it into your computer and click on the prompts to transfer your videos. Isn't that why we are considering a Flip video camera anyway!

But for the technical details, here are the company listed specs:

From theflip.com:

  • Weighing only 3.3 ounces, MinoHD features a super-slim design that fits in any pocket or purse
  • Start recording within 3 seconds of power-up; simple user interface features one-touch recording, making HD video easier and more fun than ever
  • Captures 1 hour of incredible HD video on 4GB of built-in memory; no additional memory needed
  • Internal lithium ion battery recharges through built-in USB arm; also recharges when connected to Flip Video Power Adapter sold separately
  • Features a 1.5 inch anti-glare display to play back and delete videos
  • Fast lens - great low or bright light results; 2x digital zoom
  • Produces incredible HD video you'll be able to enjoy on your HDTV
  • Records high-quality H.264 videos that are compatible with most video-playing applications, including Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and iTunes
  • Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files
  • “Child Safe” mode to prevent accidental deletions of clips
  • Backlit buttons for low-light recording and playback
  • Silent mode for recording in sensitive situations
  • Tripod mount fits any standard tripod

The Original Flip MinoHD Camcorder - Brushed Metal Finish

The original off-the-shelf version of the Flip MinoHD Camcorder is made with a brush metal finish. Sleek and ultra-cool looking! As mentioned, the suggested price is $239, but don't even think about paying that!

Just check out these great deals and bargains below, available right now on ebay!


ps. remember not all ebay listings are always standard inventory items. That great bargain you found may be a one-time deal. So make a decision.

The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder - 2nd Generation

As Apple has proven, even a great product can't rest on its achievements. The Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder - 2nd Generation ups the ante for performance and options over the original version Flip Mino HD.

The major and most notable improvements are the ones that count. The internal memory has been doubled to 8GB, giving you double video storage, (120 minutes), and the viewing screen has been enlarged to a full 2". Those are the improvements that are most important to the reasons you considered a Flip hand-held video camera in the first place! But there are some other upgrade tweaks as well. There is a newer version of the FlipShare software included, and also the ability to record in Mp4 format.

Here are the basic changes from the 1st gen MinoHD specs:

  • Weighing only 4.1 ounces, MinoHD features a super-slim design
  • Captures 120 minutes of incredible HD video on 8GB of built-in memory
  • Features a 2.0 inch anti-glare display to play back and delete videos
  • Records high-quality H.264 videos that are compatible with most video-playing applications, including Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and iTunes
  • Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files

The REAL reasons to consider a 2nd Generation Flip Video Mino HD Camcorder:

  • It works as easy as you would expect it to! (fast one button action)
  • It's rugged and dependable!
  • 2 Full hours of Video!



One last Look at all the MinoHD Camcorders

Check out these Flip Video Mino HD Camcorder Accessories

These great accessories work great with your Flip Video Camera:

Flip Video HDMI Cables - USB Cables - Home and Car Chargers - Tripods - Waterproof Cases


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