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Flip Video MinoHD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 764 reviews of Flip Video MinoHD. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the viewfinder and zoom.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

reliability, zoom, viewfinder

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Flip Video MinoHD from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the color. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Flip Video MinoHD


alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 user reviews of Flip Video MinoHD from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the viewfinder and zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

reliability, zoom, viewfinder

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Flip MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Blue Lightshow)Flip MinoHD Video Camera - Black, 4 GB, 1 Hour (3rd Generation)Flip MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Purple Flourish)

May, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

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.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

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.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (

Pure Digital Flip MinoHD Camcorder Review - Flip Video Flash Memory


Pure Digital Flip MinoHD Camcorder Review

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Randy Hansen (

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.

Jun, 2009


Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (

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...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Joel Evans (

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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (

Review: Flip Mino HD


The bestselling pocket camera goes HD with improved software.

HD a boon for HDTV enthusiasts or simply future proofing ; Simple but excellent FlipShare software loaded on the camera ; Very straightforward on-camera control ; Good low-light sensitivity; detail kept in most individual video frames ; 4GB of memory...

No removable storage or battery ; Images occasionally subject to purple fringing or poor light level transitions ; Battery life is just 'good enough.'- Software lacks clip trimming or other editing besides clip selections and music ; Needs optical zoom...

Conventional wisdom would have had Pure Digital's Flip camcorders wash out because of their limited features, but it's precisely this which has led them to seemingly overthrow the budget camcorder market. Their dead-simple controls and narrow focus

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: James Morris (

Flip Video Mino HD


Pocketable camcorders continue to be all the rage, the Flip Mino HD being the latest instalment.

In fact, after initially setting time and date, there is almost nothing else to control on the Mino HD other than starting and stopping recording. There are plus and minus buttons to operate the 2x digital zoom, but annoyingly these only become active...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (

Flip Video MinoHD review


After much malarkey about when we were allowed to post our review of this product, it seems today is the day we can finally tell you our thoughts about the not-so-secret Flip MinoHD (it came out in the US months ago and has been available for preorder...

Ideal for slinging in a rucksack or jeans pocket for a day’s sightseeing or a trip to the beach, the Flip MinoHD is an affordably priced, amazingly straightforward piece of gadgetry that records good-looking footage you won’t be ashamed to revisit a...

Apr, 2009

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