Recently a good friend of mine received The Flip as a gift and she hasn’t been able to stop talking about how much she loves it. I had never heard of this so called Flip before so I began to investigate. The Flip is basically a small pocket size camcorder. There are several models now available from an Ultra to an MinoHD. Check out The Flip website to view all of their different models and the fantastic skins (even custom!!) that are offered for them.
Their latest and greatest model; which is the MinoHD, offers HD recording and H.264 videos that are compatible with Windows Media Player, Quick Time, and iTunes. It also offers 8gb (120 minutes) of internal memory and has a built in USB arm that will easily connect you to your computer. It also comes with Flip Software for easy editing and has the capability of being placed on a Flip Tripod. The only downfall that I see is the lack of an optical zoom.
So, if you are like me, and only do a minimal of videography, most of which is “on the go”, this seems to be a great fit at a reasonable price. Their most expensive model; which is the MinoHD with the larger internal memory costs about $230.00.