Summary: Camera was new. All the stuff came with it. I have been using it for about two weeks and these are my observations. Wide angle lens which I like, most other video cameras don't have this. Slightly warmer picture which I also like. Smaller than most another plus. Simple controls and maybe a bit too simple. No image stabilization. This is not so bad because I have read that that feature is not all that good yet.
Summary: Amazon ran a very short special on this item, and I got it for way below the listed price. At what I paid for it, I'm extremely happy with the item. Video quality is phenomenal, it picks up audio just right, it looks rugged and easy to use. I would, however, not pay full price fort his device. Any cons that I can find, is that there isn't any sort of frame stabilizing technology, so you either learn to hold it steady, use a tripod, or just put up with overly shaky video.
Summary: I bought this so that I would have a video recorder that I could fit in my shirt pocket. I also use it to send short family videos to family members. It takes great videos but the sound could be better. I will take it on any trip I go on. I have a digital camera that also takes video but it is a lot bigger than the Vado so it is a hassle to take with me. I am very happy with my purchase. It is very easy to operate and it is very easy to load videos to a computer.
Summary: Camera shoots excellent video with ample enough storage(8G model). Experienced a problem at the begining which was voiced by many users on blogs. It was the same problem I had. I found a solution that worked for me and posted it. Since then no other issus.
Summary: This camera certainly has limitations. It is not good in low light, has no image stabilization and the sound is not the greatest but all in all the price is right! It you are looking for any of the aforementioned features then this camera along with all the other flip-style camcorders are not for you. I would say the quality of the videos that this camera can capture is a step up from my iphone.