Amazon.com has a one-day sale on the Flip Mino HD in black finish, $119.99 while supplies last. Amazon says that this offer is only valid on December 16, 2009.
I gave Kathleen a Flip Mino HD just like this one last Christmas and she loves it. It has allowed us to quickly and easily shoot family videos in 720p. It makes a great companion to an iMac or a MacBook, especially if you don't have an iPhone 3GS.
The Flip Mino HD has a one-hour recording capacity. Flip now has a second generation Flip MinoHD Camcorder that records up to two hours of video. This is also a great choice, but the price difference between the Flip Mino HD and the second generation would make me think twice.
This is a good gift for someone with a fast laptop. The built-in software is a pretty good video clip manager and editor, especially if you use a PC. On my Mac, I use iMovie, which gives me enough control to produce video that's not boring to our family.It will be interesting to see what the price of the first-generation Flip Mino HD is after this one-day sale is over. If I have time, I'll check the post-sale price and update this article.