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Flip Video MinoHD (2nd generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the image quality and value for money are overall positive. The design and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the features and zoom. Views about the memory and battery are different.

usability, portability, design, value for money, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Flip Video MinoHD (2nd generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Flip Video MinoHD (Second Generation) Camcorder Review

 

Best-in-class low-light performance ; Outstanding build quality and design

No still-photo capture ; No removable storage or battery

The second-generation Flip MinoHD is the sexiest and most solidly built pocket camcorder we've seen yet, and it backs those refinements up with very good video quality.

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Flip Video MinoHD (second generation, brushed metal)

 

Editors' note: You may have heard that Cisco will no longer be producing the Flip camcorder products. However, as long as they're still available on the market, you may want to consider buying one anyway. If so, here are some issues you should consider...

Solid 720p video, particularly for its size; slightly slicker ultraslim yet functional design; large 2-inch LCD; easy to use; integrated lithium ion rechargeable battery; HDMI output; FlipShare software compatible with both Macs and Windows machines.

Fairly pricey; no SD/MMC card expansion slot; no cable included for HD output to HDTVs.

Still one of the nicest models available, the second-generation Flip MinoHD offers a slightly improved design, double the memory, and an HDMI output for the same price that the original MinoHD used to cost.

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Flip Video Flip MinoHD

 

Pure Digital Technologies' $230 Flip MinoHD brings high-definition video recording to your pocket. This tiny 720p-resolution minicamcorder doesn't have enough advanced features to replace a standard HD camcorder, but it will do an admirable job of...

Very small and compact ; Excellent low-light video

Fixed storage and battery ; Very limited feature set

The MinoHD brings high-def to the world of mini camcorders--and does a good job of it.

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"One of the BEST MiniHD Pocket Cams Out there."

 

Other then the Lack of Stability issue's it's One of the BEST Mini Cam corders on the Market today. As I only paid $99 for mine which is the 4GB version I'm looking forward to many o Nights recording. away.

Small & Portable. Software included on the Cam itself. HDMI input+ a Tripod mount.

Well I have the 4GB Mino so i only get & 1hr of recording time. BUT..that's not TO bad. No IMAGE stability.

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"The coolest orphan in my bag of tricks"

 

The pros and cons are already stated, but I'll speak to both in greater detail here: I was given a Flip MinoHD over the holidays, and have enjoyed playing with it here and there. It's not a real replacement for a proper camcorder - you really want a...

Sleek design, bone-simple to use. Decent software package with right outta' the box usability. Very good battery life, and exceptional auto white balance for a pocket cam.

Biggest gripe is that this was marketed by a parent company that just hung Flip out to dry - even though it's a market leader AND money maker. This means no next generation, no continued refinement.

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The coolest orphan in my bag of tricks

 

The pros and cons are already stated, but I'll speak to both in greater detail here: I was given a Flip MinoHD over the holidays, and have enjoyed playing with it here and there. It's not a real replacement for a proper camcorder - you really want a...

Sleek design, bone-simple to use. Decent software package with right outta' the box usability. Very good battery life, and exceptional auto white balance for a pocket cam

Biggest gripe is that this was marketed by a parent company that just hung Flip out to dry - even though it's a market leader AND money maker. This means no next generation, no continued refinement

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"My Flip Mino HD doesn't work or charge."

 

None that I am happy with except for the HD movies when it does work.

My Flip Mino HD has always been difficult to use with the buttons slow to respond to pressing them and also difficult to turn on. Now it does not charge and will not turn on. Apparently this is an inherent problem with this product. And from what I have r

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"Excellent compact quick to record and upload video cam"

 

I would highly recomend this video camera to anyone and everyone who is interested in capturing moment's in life that you can not do with a digital camera. Plus it's not almost a thousand bucks like those high end HD video cameras. This one fit's right...

I love how compact it is and the quickness to shoot video. And with the flipshare software it makes for easy uploading to your favorite social websites. Combining multiple clips is easy to to with flipshare software which is a plus as well.

I wish I had a wider view, it doesn't cover a wide angle to your shot. I know there's an attachment lens available, but that takes away from it being compact. Although I am not concerned alot about the aforementioned I still love my flip mino hd.

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Excellent compact quick to record and upload video cam

 

I would highly recomend this video camera to anyone and everyone who is interested in capturing moment's in life that you can not do with a digital camera. Plus it's not almost a thousand bucks like those high end HD video cameras. This one fit's right...

I love how compact it is and the quickness to shoot video. And with the flipshare software it makes for easy uploading to your favorite social websites. Combining multiple clips is easy to to with flipshare software which is a plus as well

I wish I had a wider view, it doesn't cover a wide angle to your shot. I know there's an attachment lens available, but that takes away from it being compact. Although I am not concerned alot about the aforementioned I still love my flip mino hd

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"I love it. It's easy to use and compact."

 

I like it because it is easy to use. The price was not bad and the quality of the video is very good. I would definitely recommend it to my friends. It is compact and can be taken with you anywhere.

Easy to use, Size, quality of video, and the price. I got mine online for $121.00. It comes in handy when I want to shoot video of my grandkids. I can just drop it in my pocket or purse and it is as simple as point, shoot, record with one button.

It does not have a memory card slot and I had to buy the HDMI cables separately.

Product Specifications

Put the power of HD in your pocket. MinoHD offers stunningly crisp, HD-quality video in a sleek, simple camcorder that's designable.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.9in
Weight:4.1oz
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:Pure Digital Technologies
Model:M2120M
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:PURE Digital Flip MinoHD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.4
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Brushed metal/Red / Brushed metal

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5 / 1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:2
Media Type:Flash card
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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