Silly Question... but which would be better? The canon hf100 or the Flip mino HD?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Quincer5000, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Quincer5000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2008
    THis is a really silly question. Which camcorder would be better w/ video quality?
    I am gonna get the hf100, but im wondering if the flip mino hd would be something that could be used just for a parent for home movies. Anyone have the 2 cameras and can test them?

  2. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    Hf100 hands down.

    I've seen test footage on vimeo of the HF100 and it looks gorgeous. The Hf100 is HD while the Mino flip is less than SD. You need a fast computer with lots of HD space since AVCHD footage needs to get transcoded to AIC or ProRes. Google it.. But the HF100 is the MUCH better deal.
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    The OP was asking about the Mino HD, which does 720p.
  4. quotemeas macrumors regular

    May 28, 2008
    How About This...

    Kodak Zi6. Getting awesome reviews; HD; up to 32 GB of storage; no converting needed (records in .mov format). With the minoHD, your limited to 4GB of storage (about an hour of video) and must install a codec by running the built-in video app before it will work with iMovie or any other external editing app.
  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    The HF100 will produce better image quality, although both cameras serve different niches and are not even in the same price category. The optics on the HF100 are far superior to the fixed lens on on the Minio. It(Minio) records to a less than editable codec, H.264, but then again AVCHD, of which the HF100 records, has its own hurdles that are not necessarily difficult to overcome.
  6. bki122689 macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2008
    second that. cannon makes the best cameras. better lenses and has more input and output options
  7. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
  8. DPA macrumors 65816


    They are not fairly comparable because they are in the same price range. The Sony is a far better camera to the Flip. The Sony record full HD which is 1080 by 1920, the Flip records in 720 by 1280. Both are widescreen cameras (16:9). The Sony has a memory card for recording which is replaceable in under 1 minute. From what I have read The Flip does not have a card slot. Quotemeas has made a great suggestion, the Kodak Zi6 is under the price of the MinoHD and has some great looking specs. It does record in 720 by 1280 (still widescreen, 16:9) but automatically records in H.264 (.mov) which will need no converting. If all here the same price I would recommend the Sony HDR-TG1, if will produce a better picture. Just to inform you,just because they are all HD cameras still limits them to amateur videography like home movies due to their lack of manual controls, sound output ports, changeable lenses and other specdification professional cameras have.

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