The new Flip HD camera is out. Want.
kodak zi6 is cheaper and better
posted by puredigital at 2:53 PM on November 14, 2008
I've never been impressed with the Flip Video models. The image quality on the standard definition Flip Video Ultra and Mino cameras were roughly on par with what you could get (cheaper) in the video mode of a digital camera.
The idea that the MinoHD is going to provide reasonable HD video for $229 simply isn't credible. Again, you'd be better off investing in a mid-range digital camera with HD video in the same price range, like the Panasonic TZ5. At least then you'd also get an excellent still camera in addition to the modest HD video capabilities.
posted by mpb at 3:04 PM on November 14, 2008
FlipVideo is the absolute best camera for YouTube. It's so convenient, I can basically shoot at any time and upload a video from any computer, and the quality is the best possible quality that YouTube can even display. It's perfect.
posted by BradOFarrell at 4:01 PM on November 14, 2008
check out the canon tx-1. 720p in an elph-ish form factor. it's flawed, but decent enough. and it takes decent still photos, comparable to the sd1100.
posted by adm at 5:37 PM on November 14, 2008
posted by alisa at 9:30 PM on November 14, 2008
No way is the Zi6 better reviews have panned that thing. Try looking at some of the actual footage from the MinoHD. Better yet, download the raw .mov files from one and look how great that thing is, even in low light.
posted by pedro at 10:45 PM on November 14, 2008
I've been using the Aiptek A-HD for around 10 months. It shoots in 720p, and while the low light performance, and audio can be sketchy, it was only $120. That did not include memory. Aiptek came out with a couple new models which shoot in 1080p, but I'm going to stick with my original plan, and get the Canon Vixia HF100 for around $600.
posted by taulpaul at 12:24 PM on November 15, 2008
all those mall santas better learn what the heck these things are!
posted by tdc at 3:23 PM on November 15, 2008
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