Flip MinoHD Camcorder: World’s Smallest HD Camcorder

by Dev Duff on May 12, 2009

Flip MinoHD Camcorder

If you think size does matter, Flip MinoHD Camcorder will prove you wrong. Bigger doesn’t always mean better and the vice versa. Flip’s MinoHD camcorder is the world’s smallest HD camcorder, yet fully power packed with stunning High Definition video recording options. Weighing at only 3.3 ounces and 2 inch width x 4 inch height, this camcorder does amazing things, you could only imagine in something so small, sleek and gorgeous.

Flip Mino HD Camcorder is one of the hottest camcorders and now you can save on your Flip Mino! Click here to get free shipping on your Flip. Also, when you reach Flip’s website, use this coupon FLIP10 to get $10 discount on your purchase.

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Looks and Design

The Flip MinoHD Camcorder is designed to look gorgeous, compact and elegant. The Limited Edition MinoHD Chrome features a shiny and reflective surface which adds to its gorgeous looks. The camcorder is small and compact and weighs only 3.3 ounces. Talking in grams, the weight of this camcorder is just 93.55 grams. Thats way less than a lot of high quality cell phones and many times less than average high definition camcorders. The Flip-out USB arm on the top of the camera can be easily plugged into a computer to share videos.

Flip MinoHD USB Arm

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Features

  • The MinoHD camcorder is sleek, pocket-sized, compact and gorgeous looking camcorder with one touch video recording.
  • Holds up to 60 minutes of high definition high-quality video with the 4 GB internal built-in Flash memory.
  • The rechargeable Lithium-ion battery can hold approximately 2 hours of recording and can be easily charged via the USB port.
  • MinoHD powers up fast, you can start recording within 3 seconds of power-up.
  • The Flip-out USB arm which resides on the top, plugs directly to the computer and you can share your videos or archives.
  • Offers advanced playback features like pause, rewind and fast forward.
  • Fast lens for great results in low and bright light, 2x digital zoom and 1.5″ color high-brightness (transflective) display for easy recording and super-clear viewing in bright sunlight.
  • Offers a silent mode recording option in sensitive situations.
  • TV connector cable included to watch videos on television.
  • Tripod mount fits any standard tripod.
  • Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second progressive scan.
  • “Child Safe” mode to prevent accidental deletions of clips.
  • Records high-quality H.264 videos that work with iTunes, iMovie, and iPhoto

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Specifications

The internal memory of MinoHD is 4GB that allows recording 60 minutes non-stop high definition high-quality video. The screen resolution of MinoHD is 528×132 pixels. The video resolution when uploaded to computer is 1280×720. The frame rate is 30 frames per second and video bitrate is 8.8 MBps. The video formats it supports: H.264 video compression, AAC audio compression, saves as MP4 file. Allows smooth multi-step 2x digital zoom. The interface of MinoHD has 8 touch-sensitive capacitive buttons: power, play, delete, record and 4 way navigation buttons. The dimensions of MinoHD are: 3.94” x 1.97” x 0.63” (H x W x D). It also has a NTSC TV Out to connect to your TV set, the NTSC cable is included with the camcorder. The Flip-share software is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OSX. The built-in FlipShare software is included in the camcorder that allows organizing your videos, creating movies with video clips, music and titles, editing clips, save still photos from clips, instantly upload to MySpace, YouTube and other video sharing websites. The software even allows sharing videos using email or greeting cards.

Flip Mino HD Camcorder is one of the hottest camcorders and now you can save on your Flip Mino! Click here to get free shipping on your Flip. Also, when you reach Flip’s website, use this coupon FLIP10 to get $10 discount on your purchase.

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Top Designs

Users have created many gorgeous looking designs for Flip MinoHD camcorder. Even you can create your own designs if you own a Flip MinoHD Camcorder. You can earn $10 whenever someone purchases your designs, that’s one cool feature of buying this camcorder. You can setup your small store and sell Flip MinoHD camcorder body designs. Here are a few top picks from a wide variety of cool stunning Flip MinoHD designs:

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Top Designs

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Accessories

  1. The Flip Video USB Cable to connect your Flip MinoHD Camcorder to any computer.
  2. The Flip Video Power Adapter to keep your Flip MinoHD Camcorder charged.
  3. The Flip Video Soft Pouch 2-Pack contains two sporty neoprene pouches to snugly hold and protect your Flip camcorder
  4. The Flip Video Wool Pouch a safer way to protect your Flip MinoHD camcorder.
  5. The Flip Video Premium Service Plan to provide warranty for your MinoHD and an excellent customer support.
  6. The Flip Video Tripod, an ultra portable mounting device for your Flip camcorder.

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Questions

  1. What is the inbuilt memory of Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: 4 GB.
  2. What is the screen size of the Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: 1.5 inches (transflective TFT)
  3. What is the Screen Resolution of Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: 528 x 132 pixels.
  4. What is the Video Resolution of Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: 1280 x 720 pixels.
  5. What video formats are supported?
    Answer: H.264 video compression, AAC audio compression, saves as MP4 file.
  6. What is the lens type in Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: Fixed Focus (1.5m to infinity). F/2.4 (fast lens for great results in low-light environments).
  7. What are the dimensions of Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: 3.94 inch x 1.97 inch x 0.63 inch (H x W x D)
  8. Can I connect my Flip MinoHD to TV?
    Answer: Yes. The TV connector cable is included to watch videos on television.
  9. What is the video quality of Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: Video Specifications: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second progressive scan.
  10. Where can I buy the Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: You can purchase the Flip at Amazon at a discount price.
  11. What are official colors of Flip MinoHD Camcorder?
    Answer: Chrome and Black.

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Reviews

Some of the latest Flip MinoHD Camcorder reviews left by Flip owners on various forums and websites:

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Red Kitty Design

Review 1. “The camera has a 1.5 inch screen that is vibrant but small. The camera is thin and can easily be slid into the front pocket of your jeans. It is extremely light. The buttons on the back are touch sensitive and are not typical buttons that you “press”. There is a nice quality built in microphone. Operation is dead simple. Turn it on and push the large red button to start record and then press it again to stop.”

Review 2. “Within 15 minutes of the camera arriving, I had it opened up, had taken a video, and created this video review for amazon. The camera was so easy to use that I think it took me less than 3 minutes to have it up and running and taking video. For the price, the size, the ease of use, and the ease of getting video off the camera, this is a crazy cool gadget that I’ll be using very frequently for some great video!”

Review 3. “The Flip MinoHD is a terrific device for those who want a straightforward, easy-to-use digital video camcorder without sacrificing the quality. In addition, the device looks incredibly sleek and fits easily into a pocket. I own a Sony HD camcorder as well, but it hasn’t received much use due to its size, making it a burden to carry with me. I am looking forward to taking the device with me on ski trips and tucking it in my jacket pocket.”

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Flip MinoHD Lovers

LOVE the flip HD camcorder!


Jerry White

Flip is doing a real good job on designing these HOT looking camcorders. The next best thing is that these camcorders are small and compact that you can easily fit them in your pocket. I will buy mine sometime next week. Thanks for the great review!


Henry Holland

I am planning to go out with friends next week. I’m looking for a compact good quality camcorder that can produce high quality videos. I think the Flip MinoHD camcorder is the best camcorder for my trip. I am going to order it right away. Thanks for sharing this important information.


Flip MinoHD Camcorder

Very good review of Flip MinoHD Camcorder. I bought mine a couple of weeks ago and have a question though. How do I know when my Flip MinoHD is charged? Will appreciate if anyone can enlighten me with this piece of information. Thanks.
Richard Marx.


Dev Duff

Thats a good question Richard.
If you check the MinoHD service manual, it shows how to recharge the battery. All you have to do is pull out the USB arm and connect it to a USB port on your computer. The blinking light on the USB arm indicates that it is charging. The light will automatically stop when it is fully charged. If your Flip MinoHD camcorder’s battery is fully discharged, it takes up to 3 hours to fully charge it. But if you have purchased an adapter while purchasing your camcorder, the adapter can fully charge it in 2 hours. Please also remember, after your camcorder is fully charged, you can leave it connected to the USB port or to the adapter. But removing it will help preserving the battery’s lifespan and performance. So, when the light on the USB arm stops blinking, remove it from the charger.




Hay, I love Flip MinoHD Camcorder because it is compact, sleek and stylish. The picture quality is great too. I have a question, will a flip camcorder play on a mac 10.2 ? Please advice, I wish to purchase one for my father and he has a mac computer.
Any help will be appreciated.


Katie Draco

The Flip Mino HD is the best pocket camera and camcorder. I’m so happy to own one. It is stylish, compact, small, durable and when I need any help the Flip Mino HD users manual becomes handy. It has all the information I need to know about my Flip Mino Camcorder. Overall, a great product from Flip! Rating I would give for this camcorder 10 out of 10!
Katie (aka Draco)



I just want to say that what a beautiful colors over here!! Colorful features with colorful models! I just love it. This February,on my wife’s birthday, I am going to give surprise gift to her. She will love it. I am sure about that! Thank you very much for giving a option to select a my wife’s gift!


cd vierge

I bought one of these last year. I have been nothing but happy with it. Yes, it can be a bit hard to hold still, but no harder than my old DV tape video camera. And it’s a heck of a lot lighter!

I’ve used it on a tripod, and that works fine. It turns on quickly. The video quality is great. I can play it back on my 23″ monitor, and it looks fine. The only thing I miss from my old camera is the optical zoom, but I can live without that, considering the advantages.

It works fine with my video software. The video is H.264, and does look nice. Before you dump on the video quality, take a look at it.


Josh Mathew

This is a fun toy, not an all purpose HD camcorder. If you want a pocket sized device that takes a decent video, and has great built-in software for easy sharing and creative projects, this is the product for you. It is very easy to use. I feel like my grandmother could master the Mino in a few minutes.

I have owned it for a few days now, and I have been playing with it almost non-stop. At work, I know at least two people who have ordered them based on playing with mine. The software allows you to share the video by sending web links, capture still shots from the video, upload to a variety of websites, burn to disks, and several other features.



The Flip UltraHD camcorder combines Flip Video’s signature shoot-and-share simplicity with the power of vivid, vibrant HD video. With 120 minutes of record time, you’ll never miss another minute again. And because of UltraHD’s pocket-sized portability, you’ll truly be able to capture HD video anytime, anywhere.



As per theflip website:
* Easy-to-use, pocket-sized HD camcorder
* Start recording within 3 seconds of power-up; simple user interface features one-touch recording, making HD video easier and more fun than ever
* Captures 120 minutes of incredible HD video on 8GB of built-in memory; no additional memory needed
* Comes with Flip Video rechargeable AA battery pack (recharges when connected to USB); Power Adapter sold separately (buy now); Camcorder also functions with two standard AA batteries
* Large 2.0 inch anti-glare display to play back and delete videos
* Fast lens – great low or bright light results; 2x digital zoom
* Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your PC or Mac to launch pre-loaded FlipShare™ software
* FlipShare software makes it easy to email videos, edit individual clips, make custom movies, capture still-image snapshots, and upload video to Facebook™, MySpace™ , YouTube™ and other sharing sites
* HDMI™ output (mini-HDMI connector) makes it easy to watch video on your HDTV; Standard HDMI™ cables sold separately (buy now)
* Records high-quality H.264 videos that are compatible with most video-playing applications, including Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and iTunes
* Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files
* “Child Safe” mode to prevent accidental deletions of clips
* Silent mode for recording in sensitive situations
* Tripod mount fits any standard tripod


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These smallest hd camcorders are looking very attractive. I was thinking about to purchase the one for my son but i didn’t finalize my decision yet. But now after reading your post i am going to purchase it for my son. I am sure he ‘ll like it. I am going to get the blue one for my son coz blue color is his favorite color. Thanks for sharing such a detailed review with us.


Mercedes Benz Mats

Wow, those ar realy small cameras. Maybe some day I will buy me one of those.
Tnx for this review.


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Its great to see small Camcorders. Their color are fascinating me a lot and I am planning to have one for me. Thanks DEV for sharing useful information regarding these small gadgets.


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