When buying a flip you do need to make some decisions. First, what kind of flip do you want? I went for the mino flip, which costs $179.99. This one doesnâ€™t have the best video quality, but I just wanted to capture quick videos of my five-month old son and send them to grandparents, aunts, and uncles. If you want higher quality videos, and have a little more money to spend, then you want the flip mino HD which is $229.99; Sam has this one and has used it to record the most recent editions of his vlog, The One Minute Critic.
So, if youâ€™re looking for a camcorder that offers simplicity and a pretty good image on your computer screen, then this is for you. However, if you want to do a lot of editing and you dream of super high-quality movie-screen video, youâ€™ll want to look elsewhere.
I have the Flip Mino, and I love it. It makes decent quality video, and it’s slim enough to fit in a blue jeans pocket or a bike jersey. I’ve been using my Flip Mino to record the Monday Night Update videos, as well as all of my other instructional videos and video blog posts. I could definitely use a nicer camera with more features, but for my purposes and budget, the Flip Mino fits my needs perfectly.