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Bulkier than the MinoHD - but great for Vacations

  • Jun 2, 2009
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Flip is known for making greater highly portable camcorders. The UltraHD is another great option for highly portable cameras. In my video I compare the UltraHD to the Flip MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Black) and compare-and-contrast the options. I will say that both cameras are great options, but depending on how you plan to use it one is probably a better choice than the other.

Benefits of the UltraHD

- HDMI port for connecting to your HD TV
- 2 hours of storage (compared to 1 hour on the MinoHD)
- Roughly 50% bigger video screen

Benefits of the Flip MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Black)

- Smaller and lighter - will easily fit into your pocket.
- More sleek and stylish in looks.


Benefits of BOTH

- Great video capture - not quite the same seamless capture rate of a high quality camcorder but they are still very good.
- Great internal software (although it works much better with PCs than Macs)
- Easy to learn to use - very simple devices to learn

Improvements for both

- Would be nice if they offered the ability to video in standard definition... HD videos take much longer to load onto YouTube and other internet sights.


Final Verdict -
The UltraHD is a great camera for families going on vacation. While it is much larger than the MinoHD it does offer 2 hours of video storage. In addition, the HDMI output (cables are NOT included) is a much better option that the standard jack that is offered with the Mino. However, if your goal is to have a highly portable camera for spur of the moment videos you may want to choose the MinoHD since it is lighter and more portable.

4 1/2 stars

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UltraHD Overview

  • Easy-to-use, pocket-sized HD camcorder featuring one-touch recording and digital zoom
  • Simple user interface lets you start capturing HD video just seconds after powering on
  • Captures 120 minutes of HD video on 8 GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required

    Click here for an interactive tour

  • Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your PC or Mac to launch FlipShare software
  • Pre-installed FlipShare software lets you easily email videos, edit individual clips, make custom movies, capture still photos from video, and even upload video to sharing sites like YouTube and MySpace
  • FlipShare’s advanced compression technology allows for quick and easy sharing of high-resolution HD video in compact-sized files (via email or publishing online)
  • Comes with Flip Video rechargeable AA battery pack (recharges when connected to USB); also supported by standard AA batteries
  • Large 2-inch anti-glare color LCD screen to play back and delete videos
  • HDMI output (mini-HDMI connector) makes it simple to watch video on your HDTV
  • Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files


Flip UltraHD Highlights

The World’s Simplest HD Camcorder
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