10:05 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
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Like most people, I am simply amazed at the speed in which new technology enters our lives. I just turned 33 and I can remember those big bulky shoulder camcorders ( remember those?) that looked sooooo cool in the late 80's and early 90's! As parents of a new baby boy, we constantly find ourselves scrambling between devices when we want to record something funny that Kyron is doing. It really is a pain to have to switch between out our bulky-ish handheld camcorder and digital camera when we need to shoot something. Well, I cant tell you that those days are now over now that I have the Flip MinoHD Camcorder, which the folks at Flip asked to me to review!
The Flip MinoHD really is the most convenient HD Video Camera on the market and I have not seen anything quite like it! Its look can be best described as a mix between a Digital Camera + MP3 Player + Cell Phone! Its is super small and fits easily into your pocket ( it literally fits in the palm of your hand.) We often decide to leave our handheld Camcorder at home due its size, but with the leek design of Flip MinoHD, we really can take this video camera everywhere! Parents will love the size of this when filming school concerts, soccer or hockey games!
- Easy To Use. It took me about 30 seconds to figure out how to use it and the buttons on the Flip MinoHD are fairly simple and easy to operate. In case your not sure where the record button is, they’ve made it simple with a big red button right in the middle.
- Easy to Share: The Flip MinoHD comes with built in FlipShare software that allows you to upload, edit and share on YouTube or Myspace with ease. You can even create fun video cards to send to your friends. It was so easy, that even this techno-surf could use it! ( In fact, a video that would usually take over 1 hour to load from my digital camera onto youtube took less than 2 minutes when I used the FlipShare software!!!) Also, you can plug it into your TV for a quick share with friends!
- Tech Features: Records Up to one hour of HD Video. ( Which is perfect for most family uses.) 4 GB Internal Memory. Built in rechargeable battery! ( Just plug it into your USB port to charge!)
Visit http://store.theflip.com/en-ca/designs/upload.aspx?cid=f4 to give it a try!
Here is a quick video that I shot of Kyron waking up with the Flip MinoHD Camera!
This camera is perfect for busy families that love to shoot quality video quickly and easily. It is not meant to replace the expensive equipment used professional videographers, but this really designed for everyday family use.
Where can I get one?
Visit the Flip Mino HD Site here http://store.theflip.com/en-ca/ or for a list of retailers at the link here http://www.theflip.com/en-ca/buy/
Want to Win One?
The good people at Flip are generously giving away a Flip MinoHD to one of my lucky readers! To enter, simply head over to http://store.theflip.com/en-ca/ and leave a comment telling me how you would customize your own camera!
1. Follow Calgarydaddy.com with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow Me on Twitter and Re-Tweet this contest. You can Tweet once/day! ( @calgarydaddy)
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Win a Flip MinoHD Camcorder. Enter to win on my blog here http://goo.gl/fb/0BLGH #giveaway #parenting
3. Follow Me on Facebook! ( Link on my sidebar)
4. Subscribe to Calgarydaddy.com via email! ( see sidebar also)
5. Follow Flip on Twitter! http://twitter.com/FlipVideoCanada/
6. Become a fan of Flip on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall that I sent you! http://www.facebook.com/FlipVideoCanada
Be sure to leave a comment confirming each of your entries so we can find you if you win!
Contest closes Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 11pm Mountain Time. I will pick the winner at random using random.org. Open to USA and CANADA!
Note: I received the Flip HD Camcorder free of charge for this review and the opinon's stated are 100% mine.
Update: Thank you to everyone that entered!! The lucky winner is #181! Jennifer/Kenzies Mom.