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Friday, February 18, 2011

Share Your Life with the Flip Mino HD Camcorder

Posted by Ron Hostetter in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

Product Category: Portable Camcorder
Manufacturer: Cisco
Where to Buy: Amazon [Affiliate]
Price: $135.00 USD
In the Box: Flip Mino portable camcorder, wrist strap, slip case.
Specifications: 1.5" display, 4GB internal memory, Holds 60 minutes of HD-quality video (1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second, 16:9 widescreen), 3.3 ounces.

Pros:
  • Easy to use camcorder;
  • FlipShare software automatically transfers video from the camcorder to your computer, easily uploads to sites like YouTube and Facebook for sharing;
  • Ready to record quickly to allow for catching those special moments.
Cons:
  • Display is small and difficult to see in daylight;
  • Software tends to crash on Vista;
  • Video editing tools are very primitive.

Summary: The Flip MinoHD is a very simple to use camcorder. With its small form factor and minimalistic controls, it's a perfect little camera for capturing short videos. The FlipShare software allows you to easily retrieve videos from the camera and upload them to social sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, your eyes will not be happy with its small display, especially in daylight.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Flip Releasing the Slide HD Soon

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:50 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/07/...o-cameras-view/

"All we have is this one image, care of a gracious anonymous tipster who said it was found at Best Buy. Our best guess? Well, it's a Flip camcorder, and there's a sliding element to it -- amazing deduction skills, we know."

What's that? A new Flip HD camera? Seems so - and if that yellow sticker is any indication, we'll see it launched in under two weeks. Oh Best Buy employees, can't you keep anything a secret? Spec wise, the Flip Slide HD has 16 GB of built-in memory, good for up to four hours of video. Unfortunately, it's still limited to 720p h.264 video at 30fps - I was hoping they'd be up to 1080p by now, or maybe 720p with an option for 60fps. The big change here (beyond the bump in storage capacity) is the much bigger screen - though based on the position of the lens, you still use it held vertically. Which means the bigger screen is for...playback and showing your videos to others? I can see that actually - I bet a lot of people keep their favourite video clips on their Flip and don't transfer them to their computers, so having a bigger screen means it's better for sharing.

I have a Flip Mino HD and like it quite a bit, but what I really want - what would make it a better product for me - is better low-light performance. That's something I'd pay more money for.


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