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Flip Video MinoHD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 745 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and image quality. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the battery. There are some less positive views about the zoom and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Flip Video MinoHD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Flip MinoHD


Super portable and spontaneous HD video in your pocket

Needs stabilization and HDMI port

We’re big fans of Flip Video’s incredibly easy-to-use pocket-size video cameras, but it’s been difficult to wholeheartedly recommend them given the superior video capabilities of today’s point-and-shoot digicams.

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First Look: Flip Mino HD


Flip Video is breaking into the consumer HD camcorder market with their update to the popular Flip Mino, the Flip Mino HD. Check out out comparison videos of the Flip Mino HD and Flip Mino after the jump.

So what does an extra $50, two more GB and double the resolution get you over the Flip Mino? We decided to find out using the most advanced scientific methods available. Using a rubber band found in Robbie's desk we bound the Flip Mino and Flip Mino HD...

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Flip MinoHD


Only a few years ago, shooting and editing video to share with your friends could be a huge hassle. Even with all the video-editing software and ever-growing variety of DV cameras, editing that video of you being spit on by a llama at the petting zoo...

Lightweight. Easy-to-use software. Good image quality in a small package. Simple transfer to your computer with flip-out USB connector

No image stabilization. No sound input

The Flip MinoHD is a fun camera with surprisingly good-quality video-albeit a tad on the pricey side-whose videos can induce nausea if shot while walking. But, it's perfect for the on-the-go video adventurer.


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Pure Digital Flip Mino HD


Very good video quality, Thin, sleek design, Responsive touch-sensitive controls, Intuitive, streamlined software

Still no memory card slot or digital still capability, Tiny LCD screen, Composite video output

Overall, we were impressed with the Mino HD's smooth 720p video. It performed well in a wide range of lighting conditions, always delivering pleasant, lifelike colors and loud-enough sound. Only in fast-paced action sequences-an ice-skating rink, for...

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Pure Digital Flip Mino HD


Pure Digital may have pioneered the concept of the YouTube camcorder with the original Flip, back in 2006, but it was Kodak that truly raised the bar in this space earlier this year, with its release of the Zi6. The long-standing still-camera...

Records high-quality HD video. Compact. Double the storage of the original Flip Mino

Small screen. Memory isn't expandable

Pure Digital takes the next logical step, adding high-definition recording to its Flip Mino mini camcorder. While there are few physical changes, you do get more built-in storageand you'll pay a lot more.

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Flip Video MinoHD (black)


Earlier this year, Kodak released the Zi6 , a mini camcorder supplying HD resolution. The whole HD spin upped the ante for Flip Video, the current market leader in the straight-to-Web mini camcorder category. While we like the Zi6, it has some small...

Solid 720p video, particularly for a camcorder this size; ultraslim yet functional design; easy to use; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, AOL, and MySpace; integrated lithium ion rechargeable battery; FlipShare software is compatible with both Macs...

Somewhat pricey; no SD/MMC card expansion slot; rechargeable battery isn't removable or replaceable; can't output HD to HDTVs.

While it has its flaws and is a bit expensive, the ultrasimple Flip Video MinoHD produces impressive video for a camcorder of its size.

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Pure Digital Flip MinoHD Camcorder Review - Flip Video Flash Memory


Pure Digital Flip MinoHD Camcorder Review

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High Definition Camcorder Review: Pure Digital Flip MinoHD


Similar in size and weight to a cell phone, the Pure Digital MinoHD camcorder records HD video at the incredible list price of $230. The MinoHD is Pure Digital's first 720p HD camcorder-all of their previous models have been standard-def. The MinoHD...

Small, handy size ; High quality video output ; Very simple and easy to use

No mic or earphone jack ; Too-simple editing software ; Tough to shoot steady video consistently ; Poor automatic white balance ; No HD playback directly from camcorder

Overall, the MinoHD is an impressive offering for the very few bucks it may cost the consumer.


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Flip MinoHD Digital Camcorder


Digital video is everywhere, it has become as popular as digital photos. If you are looking to get a video camera it can be very expensive, especially if you are looking to shoot in HD. That is where Pure Digital has come along with the Flip, an...

Compact, - Records in HD!, - Rechargeable battery, - Ease of use, - Price


The Flip MinoHD is the perfect thing for anyone looking to do anything with digital video. It is small and compact, which will make it easy for you to take with you anywhere. Just because it is small does not mean that it lacks quality. You are able to...

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Review: Flip Video MinoHD


We previously reviewed both the Flip Video Mino and Ultra and since that time the Mino has been part of my travel gear anytime I leave the house where I think a moment of video may be needed. Since it weighs practically nothing and you can record 60...

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/Mono / Omni-directional
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in/2in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm/5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:4GB/8GB


Manufacturer:Pure Digital Technologies
Model:F460/F460 Purple Flourish/F460 Smile/F460 Spring Garden/F460 Tribal Inkblot
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:PURE Digital Flip MinoHD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.4


Color:Black/Chrome/Red / Brushed metal

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.6Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5 / 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


Viewfinder Type: None