Reviews and Problems with Creative Vado HD 1st and 2nd Generation
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16 December 2011
Summary: It was ok for the first 4 months, but after that, it would constantly lock up, and when you playback videos, the audio piece form the video finishes before the video does, so like the last 2 minutes will be silent. and, theirs a proposition 65 statement that using this product will expose you to harmful chemicals. congrats-freaking-lations creative, you made a harmful product, and now, bring it with you IN YOUR POCKET were ever you go! happy birth defects!!!!
Summary: $37, most basic camera available. seems a 'decent' build although on the 'disposable' side. no features - just point and shoot. Charges via USB cable. very poor audio quality.too large for 'covert' use however, because of size, fits well in hand. no motion detection.
Summary: I looked around Amazon for a camcorder and this one seemed to catch my eye. It was a good price and had decent reviews. However, after receiving this item, I am very disappointed. It is not at all what I expected. It is very cheaply made, and the sound quality on it is horrible.
Summary: I ordered this because the price was right and I really like the simple, sleek design. First of all, the picture quality was what I expected; not top-of-the line, but still HD, which was great. I didn't have any problems recording audio with it as other users have complained about, but the built in microphone for playback from the unit is garbage. Where I did have problems was with the built-in software, Vado Central.
Summary: The camera was great for a few months, than it started not turning on and would turn off after 5 minutes of continuous use. If I pulled the battery out and then put it back in, it seemed to be okay for a while. But now, after less than four months, it's a struggle to even get it to turn on. Great price. Bought two, and they both have the same problems now.
Summary: The camera was great for a few months, than it started not turning on and would turn off after only 5 minutes of continuous use. If I pulled the battery out and then put it back in, it seemed to be okay for a while. But now, after less than four months, it's a struggle to even get it to turn on. Great price. Bought two, and they both have the same problems now.
Summary: This is an easy to use unit, but it is also an older unit that doesn't have all of the bells and whistles, which I knew before buying it. To be honest, I would be extremely happy with it, except for two things. There is no images stabalizer and the video bounces around horribly, to the point that you cannot stand to watch it. Also, the sound volume is always really low, even when standing right next to the unit.
Summary: This is a miserable little gizmo. I put mine on a small tripod and tried to interview my father about his war days. Not only was the focus much too soft, the sound is terrible, even from just a few feet! This is clearly for infinity focus (I think it's just set focus, not auto focus). Oh, and the files won't sync if you try to play them back on a netbook computer.
Summary: Vado HD 2nd Gen 4GB B-Stock (Black) I purchased this camera as an anniversary gift for my wife and it was a problem from the start. After a full-day's charging, the battery only showed half-life. I had purchased another battery and charger combo and they didn't work well either. When the camera works (i.e. connected to a computer), the quality is fine. But the battery won't hold a charge, and the extra battery and charger have been no good as well.