Updated Flip MinoHD Pocket Camcorder Doubles Its Recording Time
Even with these additions, the Flip MinoHD still maintains its lightweight, sleek form-factor. Other elements of the camcorder also stay the same with the new model, including its video recording resolution of 1280x720 (720p), fixed-focus lens, 2x digital zoom, built-in wide-range omni-directional (mono) microphone, integrated speaker, touch-sensitive capacitive buttons, and an internal Lithium-Ion battery that is rated to last 2 hours on a full charge.
Perhaps the biggest detractor of the nearly all pocket camcorders--and not just the Flip cameras--is the lack of image stabilization. Even Creative Vado HD ($179.99) and Sony Webbie HD ($169.99) don't have image stabilization. Some of the newer pocket camcorders include integrated image stabilization, such as the Kodak Zi8 ($175.95) and the the JVC PICSIO ($199.95).
All Flip camcorders come preloaded with the FlipShare software for "organizing, editing and sharing videos." A new version of the software is due out soon, which adds a number of new features, such as "a number of new organization tools and user controls" and the ability to upload videos directly to Facebook (the ability to upload directly to MySpace and YouTube is already in the current version). The new version of FlipShare will also include Magic Movie--a feature that "automatically trims and arranges a user's selected video content into their [sic] own movie." The updated version of the FlipShare software will be available for both Windows and Mac PCs, and will work with all current Flip camcorders.
UPDATE: This news post originally stated that the JVC PICSIO does not have image stabilization. The JVC PICSIO does have image stabilization and the post has been updated to reflect this.