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Creative Vado HD 3rd Generation

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Overall 7

Creative Vado HD (3rd Generation) Review

15 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Creative’s first-generation Vado HD may have fallen off the horse the first time we threw it in the ring in our mini HD camcorder roundup , but Creative has dusted the little guy off and come back for more. The new third-generation Vado HD departs from the first and second generations with a sleek new design, additional features like external microphone support and improved low-light recording, while oddly dropping in storage from 8GB to 4GB.
  • Pros: Superior low-light performance, Wide-angle lens, Slender and lightweight, Manual exposure control, Inexpensive
  • Cons: Unnaturally tinted colors, Touch controls less precise than hard buttons, Poor automatic exposure adjustment, Half the memory as competitors, predecessor, No external storage slot, No macro mode, Durability issues with USB arm
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Overall 8
Performance 8

Why Creative's Vado HD 3rd Gen is our latest A-list pocket camera

PC Authority
3 July 2010
  • Summary: Improved quality and an attractive price help Creative catch up with its main rival.
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Overall 8

Creative Vado HD 3rd generation review

PC Advisor
5 June 2010
  • Summary: The third-generation Creative Vado HD pocket camcorder offers top-notch 720p footage in low light and impressed us with its extra-wide lens.
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Overall 7

TEST: Creative Vado HD Gen. 3 - Nytt og litt kjedeligere

PC World
25 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Det er litt over et år siden vi testet det første Vado HD-kameraet fra Creative, et utrolig snertent og lite lommekamera som lot deg filme i HD-oppløsningen 720p. Da kameraet kom var det få andre alternativer om du ville ha et kamera som både kunne filme i HD og som passet i en trang bukselomme.
  • Pros: Lite og lett i bruk. God videokvalitet. Fin programvare.
  • Cons: Lite lagringsplass. Overfølsomme knapper. Ikke lenger alene om HD-opptak i lommeformat. Førstegenerasjon er bedre.
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Overall 7

Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen): günstiger 720p-Mini-Camcorder

15 March 2010
  • Summary: Creative setzt auf niedrigere Kosten und gleichwertige Ausstattung, um sich gegen die Konkurrenz durchzusetzen. So liegt die unverbindliche Preisempfehlung des Vado HDs in der dritten Generation bei 150 Euro. Der ärgste Konkurrent Cisco beziehungsweise Flip Video liegt mit einer UVP von 200 Euro für seine HD-Modelle ein ganzes Stück darüber. Ob die Creative-Modelle nur günstig und nicht auch billig sind, verrät dieser Test.
  • Pros: kompaktes, schickes Design, einfache Bedienung, lädt via USB-Port, HDMI-Ausgang, Mikrofoneingang, kompatibel zu Mac OS X und Windows
  • Cons: PC-Software läuft nur mit eingestecktem Camcorder, kein Speicherkartenslot
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