Posts Tagged ‘mino’

14th October
2009
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Flip has introduced their 2nd generation Flip Mino HD camcorder.  The 2nd generation has a new look and some additional new features.

First of all, the look has changed from sleek black to brushed-metal front and soft, rounded edges. The improvements include a 2″ anti-glare color display. The original Mino had a 1.5″ display. The largest change is the memory. They’re now supplying the Mino with 8 GBs of memory. The original Mino could only hold 4 GBs. Additional they’re offering a HDMI output so you can connect directly to HDTVs.

If you purchase this camcorder you can get a Free Flip Accessory! With this new camcorder, if portability is priority as well as memory, this camera seems to be a better buy vs. the Flip Ultra HD. You still have the advantage of the recharageable batteries in the Ultra over the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery of the Mino, but that is a pretty small advantage since you can get adapters for the Mino to charge without a computer.

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With the all-new Flip MinoHD, it-Feets now even easier to capture incredible HD video and share it with the world. MinoHD features 120 minutes of record time, so you-Feetll never have to miss another minute. A super-slim, pocket-sized design means you can take your MinoHD with you everywhere you go. And a large, 2-Inch anti-glare display lets you e[Read More]
1st October
2009
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So I’ve been seeing the commercials of the new Apple iPod Nano and the ability for it to shoot video. It seems with this super surge of “shoot and share” mini-camcorders, it’s only a matter of time before phones and mp3 players are stepping up to the plate.  Based on the commercials it seems that the Nano is really looking like a true contender.

Today on Twitter, I thought I’d post this question and @FlipInFocus provided me with a great side by side comparison between the Apple iPod Nano and the Flip Video Mino (SD). This comparison is using the SD version since the Nano does not shoot in HD. I was quite suprised by the results:

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29th September
2009
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Here we have the Flip Mino Series Camcorder Bundle with AC Adapter (60 minute VGA in black). Normally this camcorder bundle lists at $184.99, but it’s currently on sale at a$99.99!!! That is 46% off. This camera also has FREE super saver shipping.

If you’re looking for a great gift or convenient camera to have around, you cannot beat this price!

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3rd September
2009
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Here we have the ever popular Flip Mino Series camcorder but this bundle deal includes a AC Adapter to charge your Mino. The AC Adapater is basically a powered USB port for your camera which is great if you’re not going to have a laptop available or desktop computer to recharge your camcorder.

Normally, this bundle costs $184.99, but it’s currently running at $129.99, which is a 30% savings. A good deal!

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Mino combines remarkable video quality and pocket-sized design so you can tell your stories wherever you go. You've never had this much fun with video. The charger that comes with this camera is extremely convenient and useful. A must have!
25th August
2009
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Currently there are two versions of the popular Flip HD cameras on the market. Those are the Flip Video Ultra HD and the Flip Video Mino HD. There are the SD models as well, but for this comparison, we will only be talking about the HD (Hi Definition) models.

The Flip Mino HD is a slimmer version compared the Ultra. It is thinner, smaller and weighs less than the Ultra. These definitely have it’s advantages, and the primary one being very easy to transport. The Mino is a little larger than a cell phone, so sporting one in your pocket is a snap. Charging the Mino is restricted via USB charger from laptop or desktop computer. There are no chords to worry about. This can be a great, but also a hindrance if you’re looking to charge your camera and you’re not close to a USB device.

The Flip Ultra being larger has it’s advantages has some advantages. As mentioned above, the Mino is restricted to USB charge only. The Ultra has double A rechargeable battery pack, and if the rechargeable batteries are drained, you can insert standard alkaline batteries in it’s place.

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Having a larger chassis allows it to have a larger memory capacity as well. The Flip Mino holds 60 minutes or 4GBs of storage, while the Ultra doubles that with 120 minutes at 8GBs of drive memory. The physical cover materials are different as well. The Ultra has a matte finish that resists fingerprints and the Mino has a glossy plastic finish that can get pretty smudged up.

The Ultra also has a built on HDMI out so you can plug directly to your HD capable TV without a problem. The camera does NOT come with the cable though.

The video quality is basically the same between the two. They both record 720p video at h.264 compression and both cameras do not have image stabilization capability. The Ultra does have additional processing video refinement and uses a newer built-in software giving the video quality edge the Ultra.

The interesting aspect, is the Ultra is actually cheaper than the Mino. So you have to ask yourself if portability is a issue or image quality? If portability is a issue you might want to go with the Mino, while the video capability is close, the Ultra has the edge in the category.

Below is a great video showing the different aspects of both models.

Flip Video Ultra HD vs. Flip Video Mino HD