The flip gets an HD upgrade

The pocket-size Flip video camera has been given a reboot. Keeping the size appropriately small (it weighs just 3 ounces) and the signature “flip out” USB stick intact, the quality has now reached HD. That means 60 minutes (or 4GB’s worth) of surprisingly high quality footage - 720p HD footage in fact, that would make a mockery of the grainy mess you might find on a basic mobile. The beauty of it however is still the simplicity - one touch recording that your mother could get the hang of in a couple of button presses. Perfectionists might talk about white balance and motion blurring but we say if you're looking for something to take on holiday, carry out hidden camera surveillance or just attach to your dog in the park this can't really be beaten. 

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The Flip Video MinoHD, £169.99, available at Amazon, including new FlipShare software for editing and uploading.

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