Summary: The new creative control to be used with Mac makes this a highly compatible device. The video quality is great but I could never use it. Even with an extreme close up and me speaking as loud as I can without sounding weird in my videos this thing barely picks up the audio.
Summary: I bought Vado First Generation VFD510 in 2009 and used it exactly 5 times. This month it stopped working. It would not turn on or respond to any buttons. Removal of the battery (reset) turns it off and on but still not responding to any buttons.
Summary: I excitedly bought the Vado,my first pocket camcorder, to tape my children instead of using my camera. It worked well....for about a year and then I couldn't turn it on or off. I researched the internet only to find it is a chronic problem.
Summary: This 2nd gen version was to replace my 1st gen Creative Vado 8GB HD, ordered from Amazon in May 2009 (for $180). I had gotten LOTS of use out of the 1st gen, and decided to get another as a backup, since the USB plug is starting to fray at the elbow.
Low Reliability, Bad Batteries, Wish I Hadn't Bought It
25 October 2011
Summary: Purchased the Vado HD 8GB Pocket Video Camcorder, 2nd Gen in October 2009. Vado wouldn't work upon receipt, easy return & replacement via Amazon. Happy with the replacement Vado, I ordered an additional new battery in December 2009 for a spare.
Summary: I bought this product for my daughter for her birthday. It arrived later than promised and the package was missing everything but the camera. No instructions, no battery (must have been removed by previous customer and not checked by Creative).
Summary: I bought this product in May 2011. At the beginning, everything works properly until one day, suddently, the on/off button does not work. It happened when I watched the vedio, I have to remove the battery to stop it. The problem was fixed for a while.