Pocket camcorders: Compare features & prices Flip Mino HD review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/camcorders/reviews/pocket-camcorders/flip-mino-hd/review/
The Mino HD is the smaller cousin of the Flip Ultra HD. It may not be the model for those looking for complex features and advanced controls, but has great appeal as a simple point-and-shoot device.
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Flip Mino HD
- Launch date: Apr 2009
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Flash memory camcorders record to an internal memory storage, while memory card camcorders require an additional card to record to.
The camcorder's internal memory allows you to save recordings without inserting an additional memory card.
Recording capacity (mins)
The maximum recording time, in minutes, to the camcorder's own internal memory, if it has one.
The higher the number, the more you can zoom in with the lens. 5 means 5 times magnification.
Digital zoom is different to optical zoom - it doesn't involve a zoom lens, and image quality will deteriorate as you zoom in digitally. Three means three times magnification.
LCD size (inches)
The size, diagonally across, of the LCD screen
Includes the device, the recording media, battery and hand strap.
720p is considered high definition (HD) resolution, while 1080p is even more detailed "full-HD" resolution.
Maximum frame rate
The frame rate determines how smooth the footage will be - it's the number of frames per second the camcorder can capture. 60fps is smoother than 30fps, though you may have to accept a reduced resolution to use faster frame rates.
Provides additional light when the scene is dark
Face detection helps keep individuals properly focused and contrasted within your shots - it can be used in video and still photo capture.
Still photo function
Not all pocket camcorders let you capture still photos. Those that do will not match the quality you can get with a proper digital camera.
Memory card slot
A memory card slot allows you to insert a memory card.
USB plug in device
Some pocket camcorders have a USB plug built in, letting you connect the camcorder to a computer without the need for any wires.
USB cable supplied
A USB cable lets you connect the camcorder to a computer.
An HDMI connection lets you connect the camcorder to an HDTV to watch footage in the best quality - you will need an HDMI cable, which may not be provided with the camcorder.
USB charging lets you charge up the camera when connected to a computer.
Start-up time (s)
The length of time, in seconds, from switching on the camcorder to it being ready to take a video.