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Flip Announces New Mino HD For UK

Gordon Kelly


Flip Announces New Mino HD For UK

We've waited a long time to catch up with our US colleagues, but Flip has finally announced the latest version of the Mino HD will be available from 8 April in the UK. So what do you get?

Much like Apple naming conventions the 'Mino HD' name remains unchanged from its predecessor, though that is pretty much the only part that is. A redesigned exterior sees the introduction of a larger 2in anti-reflective screen and memory is increased to 8GB which should be enough for at least two hours recording at the camcorder's native 720p.

Elsewhere the Mino HD has an HDMI port so you can output your video directly to a High Def TV and charging and content transfer to a PC is simple via the integrated swing out (flip out?) USB connector. Flip software also has simple wizard modes to upload directly to YouTube.

The big question, however, is price and with digital cameras and - increasingly - mobile phones now sporting 720p recording themselves it is debateable whether the £179.99 RRP for the Mino HD and its relatively bulky dimensions mean it is a must have gadget like previous generations.

Has the mini camcorder's time passed? Come 8 April sales will soon tell us...


Flip Mino HD Product Page


March 26, 2010, 7:04 pm

too little - too late - too expensive

I seriously considered importing one when they launched but phone cams and hdmi are entering the mainstream and at this price its just not at that impulse buy sweet spot


March 27, 2010, 4:41 pm

Definitely too expensive - Samsung's 720p model was recently selling for about £80, and other competitors are not much more expensive. Flip will have to let the Mino go for well below that RRP if they want it to sell.


March 28, 2010, 4:06 am

What an absurdly shaped device to have sticking out of the front/side/rear of your computer. I hope it comes with a USB extension cable.

Dez Futak

March 29, 2010, 3:28 am

On of the main competitors of the Flip HD - namely, the Kodak Zi8 - has 3 HD recording settings, a still 5MP camera, HDMI output....and an SDHC slot which will take up to 32Gbytes. With a 16Gb SDHC card, I can get over 4 hours of HD video on the device..plus it has 4X digital zoom. Easily the best competitor to the Flip, and significantly cheaper too. See http://nowskip.to/video for a review.


March 31, 2010, 3:33 pm

Why can they not make a camera that is shaped like a gun? Seriously, wouldn't that be the easiest form facter? Maybe I should patent it.


March 31, 2010, 3:34 pm

@HK: You've obviously not used many camcorders. A pistol grip would not be easier.


March 31, 2010, 5:29 pm

I've never used a camcorder in my life, it just seems intuitive. Why would that not be easier?

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