Product review - Creative Vado HD pocket high definition camcorder
23 February 2009
Summary: On the front of the camera is a small protruding lens, and on the rear is where you'll find its 2" display, D-Pad control and play/delete buttons. On the side of the Vado HD is an audio/video jack and a mini-HDMI connector hidden behind a plastic dust cover.
Conclusion: Creative follows in Kodak's and Pure Digital's footsteps with its own HD pocket camcorder. The camera has all the charm of the original Vado and enough new features to make it best in show.
Pros: Records high-quality HD video. Big, bright screen. Removable, rechargeable battery. 8GB of memory. HDMI-out. HDMI cable bundled.
Cons: Only 2X digital zoom. Memory isn't expandable.
Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam: A Big Deal In Pocket Size
Personal Electronics buzz
18 June 2008
Excerpt: Creative Labs Vado Pocket Video Cam makes uploads to YouTube a cinch. I regularly contribute Xtreme amateur sports video to YouTube. In the past I used a nothing to brag about point and shoot with video. I checked out various pocket video cameras and decided on the Vado.
Excerpt: Creative flips Mino the bird with this HD-shooting, HDMI-outputting, battery-swapping, software-packing 8GB Flash memory camcorder . But how does it compare with the big boys? Read on…
Pros: The not-so-daft Vado is in the same league as Flip’s Mino HD. It isn’t quite a clone war: the Vado HD boasts twice the storage (8GB), a larger (two-inch) screen, removable battery and custom HDMI connector for instant plasma screen playback. The Vado also lets you watch or copy its pin-sharp clip...
Cons: Okay, so we’ve established that it’s HD, but it’s not exactly what we’d imagine hotshot directors would use – its colours are wobbly, motion’s juddery and audio is faint. Also there’s no video light, autofocus or zoom lens. But that’s to be expected for a budget camera. Although, with a price lik...