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Flip VideoMinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour)
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (10)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Great picture quality (14)
  • Image stabilization (11)
  • Great sound (9)
  • Large clear LCD (5)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (6)
  • Limited zoom (5)
  • No external mic input (4)
  • Poor sound (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (16)
  • Home movies (13)
  • Documentaries (6)
  • Movies/short films (5)
  • Weddings (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (8), Enthusiast (5), Pro videographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent buy!

Great camera for quick, close in video shorts. In other words, this is a great point and shoot HD camera for web delivered short videos where portability and ease of use outweigh the...Read complete review

Great camera for quick, close in video shorts. In other words, this is a great point and shoot HD camera for web delivered short videos where portability and ease of use outweigh the need for zooming or external microphones. In well-lit, quiet rooms you'll be surprised at the quality for video and audio. The image stabilization just eliminated the last reason for not having one of these in your must-have collection of video resources.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

low quality video

i know this is a low/affordable price for a "HD" video camera, so I shouldn't have expected much. The lens did not have close enough wide angle to film my...Read complete review

i know this is a low/affordable price for a "HD" video camera, so I shouldn't have expected much. The lens did not have close enough wide angle to film my baby that was sitting close to me, instead i had to scoot backwards about 2-3 yards away from my baby to get her entire self in the footage. i wanted to be able to be closer to her when filming. also, in low light situations, the quality is extremely poor/dark/grainy. it was fun and easy to use and convenient to carry around, but overall was not satisfied when i downloaded my videos on my computer to see them on a bigger screen. but then again,with such a low price- you get what you pay for. i guess i need to spend more money to get a better HD video camera to capture my baby/daughter's growth.

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4.0

I Would Certainly Buy This Product Again

By Bob

from Bridgeville, DE

About Me Video Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

    The MinoHD Video Camera which we purchased was a
    Christmas gift for our grandson. He is at school
    in Hawaii right now and will be traveling to Cam-
    bodia and Japan the first of the year. He wanted
    a Video Camera to take on his travels to capture
    some of the sights he will be experiencing. One of
    the best features of the MinoHD Video Camera is its size. It is so convenient to pack up and take on trips, such as he will be taking. Thank you for such a wonderful product!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great pocket camcorder

    By Burchwatter

    from Monroe, MI

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Black, 1 Hour):

      Simple, handy, and good quality video. A perfect camcorder for family vacations and candid moments. Plus you can print clear pictures from the video. All of the software needed is programmed on the camera so when you plug it to your computer using the USB connector, it automatically opens.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      great tool for its price!

      By Hov

      from Beirut, Lebanon

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Simplicity
      • Size

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light
      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Quick street inteviews
      • Travel

      Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

      The best quality about this cam is that it met the needs of the current specs of any tech gadget... ready to use straight out of the box. no software cd-s, no wiring and no OS driver upgrades.
      The software that came with it was easy to use as well. everything straight to the point. with the price you pay for it, you get a great/fun gadget in your pocket.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love my Flip

      By mom2 d best boys

      from pearl river ny

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • Home Movies
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

        these are the best invention ever...wish I had of had one when my kids were babies...so handy 7 easy to use & upload!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        MinoHD Video Camera

        By Chester

        from Greenville NC

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • Home Movies
          • Travel

          Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

          Picture quality is great and it's very easy to use. The pop-out USB connector is very handy. This is the one hour version, but you can get ones that have more if needed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Light, Clear, and a Fun Toy...

          By Animelover33

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • High quality
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Music Videos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

          Great for making high quality videos. Zooming in and out is decent. USB drive that flips out is kinda fun.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          I want another!

          By Drop Shot Studios

          from Illinois

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • B-roll
            • Travel

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Black, 1 Hour):

            I use this camera for my b-roll footage. I mount this camera to my kayak, ATV or my body to catch POV shots from various angles.

            For the price I am happy with the footage I captured and to experiment with. It is easy to use and a great for when you are on the go and want to quickly capture something on camera.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great little camcorder!

            By matt

            from Renton, WA

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Travel

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            Awesome camcorder for a child up to an adult. I highly recommend this camcorder!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Handy

            By Emma PB

            from Marcola, OR

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • No External Mic Input
            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Travel

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Black, 1 Hour):

            I got a couple of these cameras to leave with documentary subjects, they are great for non-professionals because the footage is easy to upload and share.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Nice little Video Camera

            By Gordon

            from Staten Island, NY

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • No External Mic Input
            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • Home Movies
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            This is a amazing little camera and the price is right. Though sound quality leave a lot to be desired but for close short recording it is amazing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            low quality video

            By uptemily

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Image Quality
            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Travel

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            i know this is a low/affordable price for a "HD" video camera, so I shouldn't have expected much. The lens did not have close enough wide angle to film my baby that was sitting close to me, instead i had to scoot backwards about 2-3 yards away from my baby to get her entire self in the footage. i wanted to be able to be closer to her when filming. also, in low light situations, the quality is extremely poor/dark/grainy. it was fun and easy to use and convenient to carry around, but overall was not satisfied when i downloaded my videos on my computer to see them on a bigger screen. but then again,with such a low price- you get what you pay for. i guess i need to spend more money to get a better HD video camera to capture my baby/daughter's growth.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Share this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great little video camera!

            By Kevin

            from Franklin, TN

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Works with Mac and PC

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            Purchased this for my wife for Christmas so she would stop bugging me to take video with my Canon Rebel SLR camera. I also wanted a video camera that works well with both the Mac and PC. It does not offer much on the zoom; it only has minimal digital zoom. I first looked at other inexpensive, compact HD cameras that had optical zoom but couldn't find one that worked for Mac and PC. For the price, you cannot beat the Flip. It's small and easy to carry in pocket or purse. Everything you need is encased in the one little camera. Just flip out the USB plug and you are ready to transfer files or charge it on anyone's Mac or PC. Also comes with nice utility software that installs from the camera. After half an hour with this camera, I had taken some videos and used the software to trim and combine several videos into one video (which even included a title and a trailer).

            I would have preferred if you could swap out your own SD card. If you are buying a Flip, make sure get 3rd generation like this one so you get image stabilization. We have a ton of pictures of our children and pets right now and not much video. I expect to start getting lots of family videos with this camera.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great little video camera!

            By SchoolGeek

            from Long Island NY

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • No External Mic Input

            Best Uses

            • Classroom projects

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Black, 1 Hour):

            We've bought several of these cameras for our staff to use in our elementary school. They are easy for them to use, portable, lightweight with great resolution and easy software already installed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pretty Amazing for the price.

            By Blakerunner

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • No External Mic Input

            Best Uses

            • Always with you video cam

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            I bought this for my 14 year old daughter. She wanted a really simple, easy to edit with little cam corder.

            As a professional cameraman, using big expensive cameras, I actually find this little gem annoyingly good.
            It's very easy to use, is constructed well, and the interface with the computers is intuitive. You can literally pick it up and start using it without reading anything.

            While it would be nice if it focused closer, had a mechanical zoom, and had a removable memory card, it is the absence of these features that keep it simple and affordable.

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            4.0

            Dirt Simple: Very Good Quality

            By Grandpa

            from Boston

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Black, 1 Hour):

            Bought this for my adult daughter to capture videos of our new grandson. Hey, a grandparent's prerogative right? She can throw the Flip into her purse and grab a clip whenever he's stealing the scene.Many have written that the Flip Video camera is no better than an IPhone video and I have to concur. If you have a reasonably good smart phone with video, then spending [...] for the Flip may not be your best choice. However, if you do not have such capability on your phone, or you have not been using your video phone because it's a pain to upload the files, then consider the Flip. It is, quite literally, plug-and-play via the USB. The included software loads upon first time use and is simple yet capable. The s/w provides all that is necessary to catalog, edit and share your clips. Anyone who is even partially computer literate, i.e anyone who can navigate Facebook for example, would have no problem with the interface.The Flip camera itself is EXTREMELY simple. The small size, light weight, and image stabilization all lend themselves toward reasonably jitter free video clips. There is a digital zoom button that give a useful 2X factor (everyone says digital zoom is a waste, but that's for still photos where you can crop after the fact. Ever try to crop a video frame?) You wouldn't want to use the Flip for school plays or soccer matches. Not only because of the limitation of the zoom however. The condenser mic on the Flip only works well for voices that are within a short radius or a quiet room. But for fun kids and pet tricks, or creating grab clips on vacation, this is the right tool for the job. Bottom line: The main reason to get a Flip is to have it on hand.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Great Product

            By Jono

            from Spokane, WA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            Quick and easy to use. I had bought a 2nd generation and then returned it for this model for the image stabilization feature which was a great upgrade. Low light performance still isn't great but good enough for what we use it for.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good basic product for putting short ins

            By LynnR

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Still Image

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            Very easy to use. Can put your time to uses and not worry about the technical "how to" issues.Better than expected video quality.Easy to try and make more of it than it can deliver. If you have a specific need for this type of item this one works very well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great product!!

            By jay101jay

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            This is the easiest video camera ever!!!! So happy with my purchase. The video comes out very clear and good lighting indoors too!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Excellent buy!

            By fordj

            from Elsie, MI

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel

            Comments about MinoHD Video Camera (Silver, 1 Hour):

            Great camera for quick, close in video shorts. In other words, this is a great point and shoot HD camera for web delivered short videos where portability and ease of use outweigh the need for zooming or external microphones. In well-lit, quiet rooms you'll be surprised at the quality for video and audio. The image stabilization just eliminated the last reason for not having one of these in your must-have collection of video resources.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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