Reviews and Problems with Creative Vado HD 3rd Generation
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Great little camera
10 November 2011
Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive HD camera to film short scenes for training videos I do at work. I did a ton of research, and found this camera to be the best suited for my needs and budget. This camera is GREAT for basic shots at a distance, but not close up. The video playback quality is really good on a subject 4+ ft away. As you get closer than that, the quality suffers, but then again, this camera was not designed for that.
Summary: i've been shooting DV video using with 3CCD's camcorders for quite some time now, and was looking for a quick pocket cam that shot HD. I looked at the VADO, Flip, and Kodak pocket cams. Reading reviews after reviews and looking up images that were shot with those cams mentioned, I ended up selecting the VADO 3rd Generation (in RED of course). Images produced are nice. Controls are a pain in the butt.
Summary: I received this camera two days ago and really enjoy the convenience and ease of use. The software seamlessly integrates with my macbook pro and allows for easy uploading to twitter, facebook, youtube, etc. Also allows for easy transfer to imovie. I am slightly disappointed in the resolution of the camera. When zoomed, there appears to be a graininess to the quality and isn't what I am expecting with high definition.
Summary: I purchased this pocket video camcorder when my Flip camera died less than 6 months after purchase. While I've only had it a short time, so far it seems like a good product. The picture and sound are clear and it's easy to operate. My only complaint (and my reason for 4 rather than 5 stars) is that there really is no zoom feature. Yes, you can move the focus nearer and farther, but you can't really zoom.
Summary: Pretty good value. A bit light on instructions. Handy size and good resolution--I bought a wrist strap at the mall that allows me to hang the camera around my neck and carry it in my shirt pocket. I'm still getting used to the sensitive touch screen buttons--a few times I inadvertently recorded the inside of my pocket, so I finally got smart and started using the lock button.
Summary: I'm an amateur photographer. This summer, I have been shooting local rock bands and I wanted a dedicated video camera to capture their live audio and stage show (loud sound and low lighting). Everyone who has seen my band videos is amazed with the audio quality and video quality, even in low light. Wish it had 8 gig instead of 4.
Summary: I was ready to buy this one, and then found out it only has 4 GB on-board memory. Where's the 8GB version? In my mind, until the 8-16GB versions come out, it's not worth upgrading. Even better: a memory expansion option. Until then, I'm staying with my older 8GB Vado.
Summary: I originally bought the Flip Ultra HD from Newegg. I had all kinds of issues with the Flip Easy Share Software. Flip acknowledged the issue, but couldn't provide a solution. So I went to return it to Newegg and was informed that wasn't an item eligible for a return. Lame! They did make a 'one time exception' after I explained the problem. But lesson learned, I doubt I'll purchase anything over $20 from Newegg in the future.
Summary: I bought this Vado HD 3rd gen pocket camcorder from Creative because I wanted something small and simple with a reasonable price tag. It meets all of these criteria and it takes really nice video. It's very easy to use although the included instructions don't fully explain all the possible functions as well as it should. Going to the Vado website doesn't give you more info. If they fixed the touch sensitive buttons I would give it five stars.
Summary: I had the camera for a few days and figured I'd throw in my share of comments. This is my umpteenth video camera. The quick verdict is that this is a neat little gadget which is definitely useful but far from a regular HD camera. However, I do not believe it is aiming for that but it is the form factor that makes it intriguing and an everyday device. Detailed: First the bad: The camera shakes quite a bit if you do not find a way to stabilize it in some way.