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Comments on: Today Santa Brought: NEW Flip Mino *HD*!!!

The blog of Andy Ihnatko, intermittently-beloved technology journalist.

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By: David

Tue, 26 May 2009 05:57:51 +0000

Paul: Call Flip anyway. See my experience above.

By: Paul

Sat, 23 May 2009 18:49:21 +0000

The major flaw with Flip products is that absurdly shortly warranty: add me to the list of people whose Mino died not long after the warranty period. The thing works well when it works but appears to be made very cheaply. I certainly won't buy another electronics product with a warranty of less than a year.

By: Marcel

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 09:23:33 +0000

Hey I was seriously considering buying a Mino HD but then realised they weren't available in the UK, does that mean that I need to get it shipped from the US or do I have to wait ? If so, any idea how long ?

By: Allen S.

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 17:26:14 +0000

Hi Andy. Congrats on your new purchase! When recording video with the Mino HD, does it still have that red light shining from the back of the camera? Is it exactly the same? I'm hoping for a bit duller. Enjoy it!! -Allen

By: Lee H

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 22:05:35 +0000

Did I read that correctly ? A 90 day warranty as standard in the USA ? In the UK you get a year. Buying a couple of the older style Ultras as xmas presents this year, might treat myself to the HD Mino when they arrive in the UK.

By: David

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 22:19:25 +0000

Wow! You were right about the support. Flip is letting me RMA it and going to try to recover my video even though it's a few days out of warranty.

By: Ihnatko

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 04:45:32 +0000

@tim - It's a philosophical thing. I'd have to really look at the specs to come up with a technical argument but I want my next SLR body to be one in which every decision was influenced by the idea that this is professional gear, to be marketed towards people with a different set of expectations. Which is not to say that I'm going to run out to buy a D300 "instead of" the D90. I'm pretty convinced that I'm not "there" yet. $1200 spent on a couple of new lenses would have a more positive influence on my photography than the latest $1200 body. Hell, this pocket Nikon CoolPix D6000 will probably do more for my photo skills than a D300, by virtue of the fact that it delivers so much power in a pocket form factor.

By: tim holmes

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 02:02:42 +0000

re: the D90, the temptation for me is the all in one device. I don't HAVE another pocket for the Flip, whereas I always carry my D200. Now I'm curious as to your opinion on why a D90 (prosumer) isn't better than a D200 (pro-level)?

By: greg

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:25:12 +0000

Hello Andy, I can't wait for your review. Call me crazy but I have the 2 previous versions of the flip and have been very satisfied with them. I just about bought it from the flip website last night but I will wait for your review. Take care and thanks.

By: JoeBoy

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:06:19 +0000

I too was hovering over the buy button on the zi6 until I saw this. Mine should arrive today, giving me a chance to test it extensively in an upcoming snowboarding trip next week.