Flip video review, flip video comparison, flip video specs

The Flip Video Camcorder by Pure Digital Technologies has four series: Flip Mino HD, Flip Mino, Flip Ultra, and Flip Ultra HD. A lot of users may wonder what the differences between these four flip video series are. The following flip video review form covers the most important flip video specs:

         Flip Video Type

Spec Item
Flip Mino HD
(120 min)
Flip Mino HD
(60 min)
Flip Mino Flip Ultra HD Flip Ultra 
Official Retail Price $229.99 $199.99 $149.99 $199.99 $149.99
Size (H*W*D) 3.94" *1.97" *0.66 3.94" *1.97" *0.63 3.94" *1.97" *0.63 4.25" *2.19" *1.17 4.25" *2.19" *1.17
Weight 4.1 oz  3.3 oz 3.3 oz 6.0 oz 6.0 oz
Recording Time 120 min 60 min 60 min 120 min 120 min
Video Resolution 1280*720 1280*720 640*480 1280*720 640*480
Light Sensibility Ultra low-light Ultra low-light Very high Ultra low-light Very high
Video Format MP4 MP4 MPEG-4 AVI MP4 MP4
Built-in Memory 8GB 4GB 2GB 8GB 4GB
Lens Fixed Focus (0.8m to infinity) Fixed Focus (1.5m to infinity) Fixed Focus
(1m to infinity)
Fixed Focus (1.5m to infinity) Fixed Focus (0.8m to infinity)
LCD Screen Size 2.0" (diagonal) 1.5" (diagonal) 1.5" (diagonal) 2.0" (diagonal) 2.0" (diagonal)
LCD Screen Resolution 960 x 240  528 x 132 528 x 132 960 x 240  960 x 240 
Battery Life Up to 2 hrs Up to 2 hrs Up to 4 hrs Up to 2.5 hrs Up to 4.5 hrs
Bettery Charge Time 3 hrs via
computer USB
2 hrs via
power adapter
3 hrs via
computer USB
2 hrs via
power adapter
3 hrs via
computer USB
2 hrs via
power adapter
6 hrs via
computer USB
3.5 hrs via
power adapter
6 hrs via
computer USB
3.5 hrs via
power adapter
Zoom Smooth multi-step
2x digital 
Smooth multi-step
2x digital 
Smooth multi-step
2x digital 
Smooth multi-step
2x digital 
Smooth multi-step
2x digital 
Color Brushed Metal Chrome, Black Black, White Black, White Black, White, Yellow, Pink


From the above flip video comparison, we would like to conclude the following:

Flip Mino HD VS Flip Ultra HD
If size is not a big issue for you, Flip Ultra HD would be the best choice with the best price/performance ratio. It has wider angle lens than Flip Mino HD, and based on our tests, it also has better sound quality than Flip Mino HD.

If you prefer the smallest size and good video quality and if 30 more dollars for the same memory is no big deal to you, you can pick Flip Mino HD.

Flip Mino VS Flip Ultra
If you have a very limited budget and if the size and angle of lens is not issue to you, Flip Ultra would be a good choice because it has longer recording time, bigger memory, higher LCD screen resolution and more colors to choose from.

If you have a very limited budget and if you prefer a smaller size and wider angle lens, you can pick Flip Mino.

Click here for how to convert flip video to iPod, iPhone, PSP, iMovie, iPad etc. on Mac OS.

Click here for how to easily edit flip video on Mac OS.

 

 

 

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