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Cisco Flip MinoHD
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Cisco Flip MinoHD Camcorder

204g 2" Jan 2014
Weight Image Stabiliser Screen Size Built-In Display Release Date
The all-new Flip MinoHD combines signature Flip simplicity with enhanced video technology for best-ever HD video. The new MinoHD features built-in image stabilization and incredible 720p... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

A few Cisco Flip MinoHD owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. V3.co.uk wrote in their review “An impressive camera for those who don’t need total tip-top quality Good points Light” and gave this camcorders a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “It offers excellent video quality for the price”. Expert review site Pcpro.co.uk wrote in their review “The best quality we've yet seen from an HD pocket video camera”.

Good Size

Several Cisco Flip MinoHD owners reckoned that it was compact. Six years ago expert review site Thinkcomputers.org wrote in their review of this camcorders “It is small and compact, which will make it easy for you to take with you anywhere”. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “Short record time do not quite make up for the decent video quality and small compact size”. Six years ago Gadgetreview.com mentioned “If you have been in the market for a compact, yet affordable cam” in their Cisco Flip MinoHD review.

Nice Design

Several Cisco Flip MinoHD reviewers mentioned that the product was good looking. Techworld.com mentioned “The Flip MinoHD is an affordably priced, amazingly straightforward piece of gadgetry that records good-looking footage you won’t be ashamed to rev” in their review. Slashgear.com said in their review of the Cisco Flip MinoHD “Keeping the same, sleek styling of the Mino camcorder launched back in June”. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au said “Wraps it in a capable, good-looking p” in their review of the Cisco Flip MinoHD.

A few customers said that it was a good design. Three years ago expert website Evogadget.com said “The Flip MinoHD offers good video quality and nice design” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the Cisco Flip MinoHD reckoned that it was easy to use. expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of the Cisco Flip MinoHD “This pocket camcorder is child’s play to use and not bad in low light”. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned six years ago “Small, sleek, easy to use and capable of producing excellent results, no matter where you are” in their review.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. expert review site Digitalone.com.sg mentioned in their review “It has enough on-board storage to hold up to two hours of HD footage, which you can play back on an HD TV via the MinoHD's HDMI output”.

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Good Battery Life

One Cisco Flip MinoHD owner said in their reviews that this camcorders had a good battery life. Bit-tech.net said in their review of the Cisco Flip MinoHD six years ago “Our main concern is battery life and storage capacity, mainly as they are fixed with no way to expand them”.

One Cisco Flip MinoHD reviewer who reviewed it said that it was quick to charge. Expert website T3.com mentioned “Flip-out USB arm, which can also be used to charge it up” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Robust

One Cisco Flip MinoHD reviewer who purchased the product thought it was well made. Six years ago Bit-tech.net said in their review of the Cisco Flip MinoHD “As such, when the battery runs out, youre looking at a minimum two hour charge and as its built in you cant buy a spare”.

One Cisco Flip MinoHD owner reckoned that this camcorders was reliable. Expert website Shinyshiny.tv wrote “They did this by giving the trusty camera HD wielding p” in their Cisco Flip MinoHD review.

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Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Camcorders of this type and age have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Flip MinoHD has one of the fastest maximum frame rates amongst video cameras of this age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Cisco Flip MinoHD has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Flip MinoHD has an image stabiliser, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Flip MinoHD do not have an image stabiliser.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Flip MinoHD has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Small

Camcorders that are a similar age to the Flip MinoHD have depths of between 12mm and 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm. With a depth of only 18 millimeters, the Flip MinoHD's depth is one of the smallest amongst video cameras of a similar age and type to the Flip MinoHD.

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12 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

A number of Cisco Flip MinoHD owners who reviewed it thought it did not have good features. Seven years ago expert review site Electronista.com mentioned “Conventional wisdom would have had Pure Digitals Flip camcorders wash out because of their limited features.” in their review of the Cisco Flip MinoHD although rated the Cisco Flip MinoHD 80 out of 100. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said also seven years ago “This tiny 720p-resolution minicamcorder doesnt have enough advanced features to replace a standard HD camcorder.” but in spite of that gave the product a rating of 88 out of 100.

Not Full HD

Most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are not Full HD. The Cisco Flip MinoHD is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Flip MinoHD does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

At only 2 inches, the Flip MinoHD has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The smallest screen size of camcorders of this age and type is 1.3", the largest is 11", and the average screen size is 3.1".

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Flip MinoHD has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Cisco camcorder. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this video camera.

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Not Waterproof

The Flip MinoHD is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Flip MinoHD are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a night mode. The Flip MinoHD is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The Flip MinoHD is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The Flip MinoHD has one of the smaller internal storage capacities (only 4 gigabytes) amongst camcorders of this age. Video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flip MinoHD have internal storage capacities of between 2GB and 92GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 26GB.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Cisco Flip MinoHD is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Cisco Flip MinoHD has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most video cameras of this age and spec. Most camcorders of this age and type have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst maximum video resolution across all camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

The best maximum video resolution across comparable types of video camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Flip MinoHD is 22h, and the video recording times range from 0.67h to 80h. With a video recording time of only 1 hour, the Flip MinoHD has one of the shorter video recording times amongst camcorders of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Cisco Flip MinoHD

Released Over Two Years Ago

Cisco released the Flip MinoHD over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 204 grams, the Flip MinoHD has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Specification

Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers m3160s
Barcodes 00743982772397, 00745883590186
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