Excerpt: Pocket camcorders are getting quite popular with the trend first started by the Flip Mino. Major companies soon followed suit and now these little devices are beginning to redefine and simplify the way we shoot and share videos. The Creative Vado HD (3rd generation) is not new to the world of pocket camcorders. It is quite similar to Creative's previous Vado HD – considered as the 2nd generation camcorder.
Summary: I s HD video capture really the future of memory making? Let us know in the comments below. There seems to be no hotter gadget marketplace right now other than the mini camcorder arena. Between solid efforts from industry leaders like Flip Video and Kodak , there are some real stellar options to choose from if you're a guy looking to pick up a feature-filled HD camcorder.
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
11 August 2009
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.
Summary: As with the original Creative Vado, we feel that the $229 Vado HD bests its competitors in many categories--slimness, internal storage, and the inclusion of both an HDMI port and cable. Our 720p video showed an impressive amount of detail, however, the footage was dimmer than that of clips we took with cheaper, competing models; the sound was also weaker and less reliable.