Usually, I'm never an early adapter. I hate the idea of paying more for something just because it's new and hip. For instance, I think anyone who bought an iPhone the first time around should get a Cat scan because they might have a brain tumor. That's the only way to explain dropping that much cash for what is essentially nothing more than a handheld status symbol. That said, why would I be picking up the new Flip Mino? Well, I think it's a steal at a little over $200. Other comparable camcorders range well into double that or more. Also, if I loved the ultra so much, this could only be better with the added specs. I only wish I had more of an opportunity to use it. I find that my career as a shut-in in training doesn't really provide for many video taking moments.
Yay! I bought my Flip Mino off of eBay. They were having a 40% off sale today which means I managed to pick it up for less than $150, or around $60 less than I would have gotten it for on Amazon. I'm also happy to report that my Flip Ultra sold just a few minutes ago so I can take that $80 and use it to offset the cost of the Flip Mino. Paying $70 for an upgrade like that sounds pretty spiffy to me. The whole thing might encourage me to take and post more videos.