Meet the Bitty Viddies

New high-definition camcorders are tiny enough to fit in your pocket. And they're (relatively) cheap too

Kodak Zi6 and Flip MinoHD

If you ever have to review two very similar tech products--any kind of gadgets, even supercomputers--I highly recommend dragooning a pair of 11-year-olds. That's what I did on a recent Saturday when a couple of inexpensive, pocket-size HD camcorders arrived at the Quittner household.

"Want to make a movie?" I asked my daughter Clementine, giving her the sleek Flip MinoHD ($230). I tossed the slightly larger Kodak Zi6 ($180) to her best pal, Katie. "Let me know how it goes, kids." They tootled off excitedly to make a caper film, and I turned my attention to online poker. Sometimes this job...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!