Despite the current economic slump, there is no turning back to Standard Definition these days when it comes to audio visual entertainment. Everyone is moving towards the High Definition standard – even TV channels are starting to broadcast certain shows in HD glory to take advantage of the fast growing HDTV market in the US these days. With that, other peripherals such as digital cameras and camcorders have also made the plunge by churning out models that are able to record in High Definition resolution, be it 1080p, 1080i or 720p. Today, we will take a gander at the Flip Mino that is now available in a HD version, a marked improvement over its predecessor that supported standard definition only.
Known as the Flip Mino HD, this is touted to be the smallest high definition camcorder in the world. It is extremely easy on your pockets, tipping the scales at a mere 3oz., making it a snap for you to carry this just about anywhere you travel, capturing those precious moments in high resolution video for future viewing. The price tag also won’t eat into your kids’ college savings, retailing for $229.99 a pop. The Flip Mino HD has the ability to record up to an hour’s worth of HD video, and with the bundled Flip Video’s new FlipShare software, you are able to turn just about any computer into a platform for drag-and-drop video organizing, editing and sharing on YouTube, MySpace, AOL Video or via email.
Features of the Flip Mino HD include :-
- Resolution: HD 720p
- 4GB internal memory
- 1.5″ anti-glare LCD display
- Internal lithium ion battery
- One-touch recording with 2x digital zoom
- Touch-sensitive buttons for recording, playback, fast forward, rewind, pause and delete
Sounds like a decent Christmas present to bring home this holiday season, eh? I would have preferred to see a memory card slot thrown in for expansion options – 4GB of internal memory just isn’t enough especially when you plan to record an event that is longer than a single hour.