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New ultra-compact camcorder available from Pure Digital

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 04 Jun 2008 11:56 User comments (4)

New ultra-compact camcorder available from Pure Digital San Francisco's Pure Digital is introducing a new addition to their line of digital camcorders today. The ultra-compact Flip Video and Flip Ultra models have already been a big success thanks to equally compact prices of just $129 and $149 respectively. Their newest model, the Flip Mino, has a slightly higher price at $179, but an even smaller footprint, measuring just 3.94" x 1.97" x 0.63" compared to 4.17" x 2.16" x 1.25" for the Flip Ultra.
Besides boasting an even smaller size, the Mino adds an internal Lithium-Ion battery which is supposed to be good for 4 hours of use between charges. Both previous models use 2 AA batteries, with an estimated battery life of just 2 hours for typical alkalines.

Like the Flip Video and Ultra, the Mino includes software which allows video to be uploaded directly to YouTube or AOL Video after being transferred to a computer via USB cable. It also adds a similar capability for MySpace.

All of Pure Digital's camcorders encode video in MPEG-4 ASP format, which is the same standard that popular codecs like DivX and XviD are based on. At 640x480 the resolution is slightly lower than most standard definition digital camcorders, but also unlike most consumer models the video files produced are progressive rather than interlaced.

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4 user comments

14.6.2008 18:24

I always wanted to have a tiny camcorder. I would have spent nearly the same amount for the PSP camera, but with this out, I don't know.........

25.6.2008 18:05

spend the extra money and get one of the mini Hidef camcorders from Sanyo or Samsung.[url=http://nexus404.com/Blog/2007/08/30/sanyo-xacti-dmx-hd1000-hd-camcorder-proves-size-is-not-everything/][/url]

35.6.2008 18:44

Originally posted by ChuckN07:
I always wanted to have a tiny camcorder. I would have spent nearly the same amount for the PSP camera, but with this out, I don't know.........
Uhhh... The psp camera only costs 30-40 bucks depending on where you get it. Though I imagine this camcorder likely has better resolution than the 1.3mp PSP cam.

46.6.2008 8:46

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Uhhh... The psp camera only costs 30-40 bucks depending on where you get it. Though I imagine this camcorder likely has better resolution than the 1.3mp PSP cam.
nope not unless you live in a world where 640x480 is a bigger resolution than 1.3mp (1280x1024)

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