I wonder why some people are on Woot. No matter the Woot people say moronic things like "Oh, it's not HD, oh there's no optical zoom, oh it's a refurb, oh it's ...."
Sheesh... the thing is $70 video camera. You want to act like Coppola wannabe, go buy a $1000 prosumer camcorder.
You want new, and not a refurb, go somewhere else and buy new. Your comments don't mean squat on Woot when saying, for the 10th time in a night, "Oh it's a refurb, oh my, that leaps into the vacuum, I don't buy refurbs, I am logging off Woot. I only buy HD camcorders. I was on here looking for a new HD camcorder, for $50 or less. Your bad Woot."
Anyway, for the rest of you who know value and are willing to take the word of us who have actually used the product offered by Woot:
I have been using Flip camcorders for the past 18 months or so. I have used the Ultra and the MINO. Both have worked perfect.
I was hoping they would offer a MINO because I like the way it operates. It takes excellent videos and a charge of the battery last way beyond one full use of the 60 minutes. One charge lasts about three full uses (60 min. each).
I paid $150 for my MINO back in the day, so this is a good deal. I use one on my road bike and the other in my car. Both use the metal tripod mount on the MINO.
Some of you have seen my YouTube videos before when I post them in here.
Here they are again:
At night, in car. Make sure to press "HQ" to see the quality:
In this one, riding into the sun, this MINO works really well in direct sunlight. But what it does is turn the sun into a black dot. Which is fine because it still takes good video when facing the sun. My other cameras can't do that: