Reviews and Problems with Creative Vado HD 1st and 2nd Generation
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Creative Vado HD
2 October 2010
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.
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.
Summary: If you need an ultra-cheap way to make movies for the Web, the Vado Pocket Video Cam is probably the best option on the market. Having said that, we're not entirely 'sold' on the Net-cam concept. For most users, an entry-level camcorder would be a better bet.
Summary: Despite the Creative Vado's drawbacks, it's a really well-priced device that's good for capturing off-the-cuff video clips. If video quality is important to you, you should steer clear. But Creative's pocket camcorder is serviceable and inexpensive.