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: The video quality is great and the sound is really superior over the Vado 1st generation. HOwever, the flat membrane touch controls are way too sensitive. You can almost breathe on the arrow controls and playback and starts activity you do not want. ALSO the record button on the refurbished unit does not always Stop recording when you want. I seriously think I was better off with the 1st Generation Vado refurb than this one. I suppose in time I will get used to this.
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: I bought this item refurbished and have experienced no issues thus far. We're using it to catch our baby's first words, crawl, etc, so we've been very pleased with how fast it turns on and is ready to record. The color comes across poorly on the screen, and we've yet to upload our video to the computer, so I don't know how the final product will look.
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. ...