Reviews and Problems with Creative Vado HD 3rd Generation
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Shipped with defective battery pack
24 September 2011
Summary: The camera functions well - but only when connected to a power source via the USB charge cable. The battery which came with the camera had no charge when it arrived. After charging for two days, the battery pack still would not hold a charge. (When the camera power button is pressed, the LCD screen barely makes a fizzle, then goes black again.) The camera simply won't turn on unless it is plugged in.
Summary: I wanted to ask Larry about the difference in the ZOOM function between the Creative, which he likes, and the Koday Playsport. I will mostly be using this camcorder for short (1-10 minute) videos of my salon to post to website and social media. I will need TWO THINGS...good recording in low light (a spa) AND a good CLOSE UP ability to capture details of our facials. Which camcorder should I purchase? Help!! Thank you, Larry.
Summary: This is a good product for vs the money that you paid. But Battery didn't work , I has to buy a new battery then my Vado HD work without problem. It was very frustrating for me , because I missed to record my holidays with my family. Other users in Amazon are reporting this bug, but Creative Labs is not taking action ; is just waiting for you to create a RMA.
Below average contrast and color. A pain to make DVD's. Nice to have audio in though!
26 December 2010
Summary: Just unpacked this little guy. Simple to use...easy and intuitive video and pic taking. The end results were mediocre compared to other products after seeing many reviews on the web. Check out other reviews pointing to contrast problems and video color issues. All in all, not a bad video recorder for the price as these things become obsolete, are lost, stolen or trashed. A small investment for "on the fly" recording to youtube or whatever.
Summary: I had the 2nd Gen and loved it. But I lost it. Bought the 3rd Gen and would return it if I hadn't thrown away the box. The video quality is great, but the buttons are way too sensitive and are flush with the the case and are way too sensitive.
Summary: First I tried a refurbished one; it had the same problem as a new one so I'm pretty sure it's because of the firmware or something. Positives: the video quality is one of the better ones out there (IMO), color balance is pretty good in both daylight and low light, nice wide screen lens to capture a lot, size and weight are nice, still pictures are good too.
Like UPS the drivers/cameras are better than the back office...
James Cancil "wetstuff", Amazon
11 May 2010
Summary: Length:: 1:47 Mins It's a really decent little cam. It is a little chintzy compared to the Flip Mino/Ultra or Kodak 6/8, more like a DXG. But, my big gripe is the back office. It is like UPS - really (underlined) annoying. I dnld the Mac package .. it requests to update the cam .. but stalls near the end. If you click on the installed software, it crashes. I did two dnlds onto two HDs just to see if it was one dnld that was at fault; same/same. ...
Summary: I was excited when I received the Vado HD Pocket Video Cam. Our previous video camera is old and outdated. I was pleased with the size of the camera, it's about the size of a Blackberry or other type of device. Very handy size and it fits right in a cell phone case designed for a Blackberry so it's easy to carry with you. You plug it right into the USB port on your computer to charge it and to download the video and pictures from your camera.
Excerpt: i bought this a couple of months ago and have not had a problem yet, it is great. I was looking for a good hd camera for quite some time and this one had so many features for the lowest price. The picture/video hd quality is so good it looks like a proffesional camera. there are several settings from where you can choose what mode you would like it on. there is usb cable attached, a mic port, touch screen and you can also attach a tripod to it.
The VADO HD (3rd Gen) is the best handheld HD video-cam!
3 November 2010
Excerpt: I bought the Vado HD a few weeks ago. I read reviews, comparisons and did my research. I had the choice of a Vado HD (2nd or 3rd Gen), a Flip Mino and the Kodak Zi8. It seemed the Vado HD was the best choice available, since it boasted a great feature called 'wide angled lens'. The wide angle lens is great, i must say and fills the entire screen if my 42inch TV well. The 720p HD video is also good quality and its hard to pick out pixelations.
Pros: light, great video quality, easy to use
Cons: touch sensitive buttons get pressed without knowing