Two Free Accessories With Flip MinoHD At Amazon

Through December 31, 2008 at Amazon, buy a Flip MinoHD camcorder and receive two free accessories. Flip really changed the market with their small, relatively inexpensive camcorders which are tailored to creating online video. The original Flip Video recorded in 640×480 up to 60 minutes on 1GB internal memory. The follow-on Flip Video Ultra and Flip Mino also recorded VGA up to 60 minutes, but on 2GB – at a higher bitrate for higher quality. And now the Flip MinoHD records 1280×720 (720p), 60min on 4GB. You can compare the models online.

I’m seriously considering picking up one of these, probably the MinoHD, to use at CES. I’ve never shot video for the blog before, but it could be interesting. And with the low costs of these cameras, and the ease of use, I might give it a try. If you have one yourself, what do you think of it?

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  • Rich W

    I found the old Flips very picky about syncing with my computer… The USB connection would only work on a few of my PCs, and not on the Mac even though it was advertised to do so… I returned it because it was pointless to shoot video if I couldn’t offload it.

  • Gryphon

    I used a borrowed Mino to make that video reading from my book a while back, and almost all of the faults in that can be traced directly to my incompetence at shooting home video, not the camera. Obviously at 640×480 nobody’s going to use one to shoot the next El Mariachi, but for what they’re for, they’re pretty nifty. I didn’t have any technical problems along the lines of what Rich described, but then I wasn’t using a Mac. I’m pretty sure the camera’s owner does, though.

    Also, it amuses me that the Mino series is available from CafePress with whateverthehell you want printed on the case. If I were going to get one of my own, I’d probably get one with the Verbum Industries logo just for laughs.

  • Robert

    The issue with the deal is that shipping is extra.
    The mini tripod costs ~$9 but ships from a different vendor and therefore does not qualify for super-saver shipping. So you pay ~$6 for that item.