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Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2368 reviews of Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder, while some have doubts about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, design, portability, price, image quality

reliability, zoom, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 506 user reviews of Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good comments, whereas the viewfinder and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

zoom, reliability, viewfinder

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative Vado HD 8GB High Definition Pocket Camcorder with 2" LCD and HDMI CableCreative Vado HD 8GB High Definition Pocket Camcorder with 2" LCD and HDMI Cable

2017-10

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1537 user reviews of Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, design, portability, price, image quality

reliability, zoom, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative Labs Vado HD 720p Pocket Video Camcorder with 8 GB Video Storage and 2x Digital Zoom (Black) OLD MODELCreative Labs Vado HD 720p Pocket Video Camcorder with 8 GB Video Storage and 2x Digital Zoom (Black) OLD MODEL

2017-10

Expert review by: Sandeep Balachandran (tech.firstpost.com)

Creative Vado HD

 

A decent pocket-sized camcorder but not highly recommended.

2010-02

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Camera

 

From the world of ‘stand-alone' devices, meet the Creative Vado that's been designed specifically for one purpose and one purpose only – to be a pocket video recorder and nothing else. There are actually very few devices like this out there. By that I...

Consider the Vado a mobile phone without the phone... or anything else for that matter save the camera. That too, you'll have to minus the image option. While it is an excellent video capture device for the frequent traveler, as stated previously...

2009-04

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

 

This Vado with its wide angle lens captures better videos than previous Vados. It also captured decent low light footage.

Wide angle lens ; Impressive low-light performance ; Compact Design ; Exposure controls

No full HD ; No memory expansion ; Costly

Good for low light and has impressive wide angle lens but too expensive for its rather standard offerings.

2010-03

Expert review by: Hitesh Raj Bhagat (ld2.ciol.com)

Creative Vado HD camcorder

 

Creative's Vado HD puts 720p video recording in a package small enough to fit in a shirt pocket

720p video in incredibly tiny package

Expensive ; no memory card slot

2009-10

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Creative VADO HD: Shoot High Definition Videos

 

Pocketable video camera for casual usage

Easy to use, pocketable design, HD recording, good bundle

Expensive, average video quality, no expandable memory, no still image capture

Characters are not case sensitive

2009-06

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Creative VADO: A Pocketable Video Camera

 

A handy device to capture your precious moments, but don't expect too much out of it

Very easy to use, decent for amateur videography, display quality

Unimpressive video quality, no expandable memory, no still image capture, no TV-Out cable in bundle

2009-05

Expert review by: Digit Digital Cameras Team Digit (digit.in)

Creative VADO Review

 

Overall, if you're not looking for great video quality, and want to shell out Rs 7,000 for convenience of point and record, the VADO will keep you happy.

2009-03

Expert review by: Dave James (techradar.com)

Creative Vado HD 3rd Gen review

 

New pocket video cam improves on previous versions

Good quality video ; Stills capture ; Lovely build ; Removable battery

LCD screen could be better

2010-04

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Creative Vado HD 3rd gen camcorder

 

The Creative Vado has offered a viable alternative to the Flip line-up of pocket camcorders since they first started hitting the shelves a few years back. We have here the third generation device, the Creative Vado HD, taking the same name as its...

External mic option, compact, HDMI cable included, noisy low light performance

Video quality not fantastic, design not that exciting, no macro mode

Creative at launch claimed that "The design looks so cool people will stop you on the street and ask you where you got it". They obviously haven't seen the new metal-bodied Flip Mino HD, which beats this hands down in the looks department.

2010-03

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative Vado HD (Third Generation)

 

Creative Vado HD Offers Unique Features for a Pocket Camcorder

Excellent low-light performance, wide-angle lens, exposure controls, earbuds can function as external mic

No removable storage

The third-generation Creative Vado HD has the widest-angle lens of any HD pocket camcorder, as well as exposure controls and great low-light video quality.

2010-02

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):2 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Video recording time:4

Design

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Purple / Red / Silver
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Sensor Type:CMOS
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 240

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:1280
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:0.3 / 0.921

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Optical Zoom:1

Other features

Battery life (max):130 / 2
Colour : Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP\nApple Mac OS X 10.4+ / Microsoft Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP (SP2)\nApple Mac OS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2,\nMac OS X version 10.4.11 / Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2. Mac OS X version 10.4.11+ / Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2\n / Microsoft Windows Vista/XP(SP2) / Microsoft Windows Vista/XP(SP2)\nMac OS X 10.4.11 / Windows Vista/XP SP2\nMac 10.4.11+ / Windows Vista/XP(SP2)\nMac OS X 10.4.11
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Flash memory:2048 / 8192
Frequency range:50 - 60
I/O ports:RCA / USB
Internal Memory:2000 / 2048 / 4096 / 8000 / 8192
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 4 / Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz / Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHZ+ / Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz / Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz / Intel Pentium 4, 2.8GHZ / Pentium4 2.0 GHZ
Minimum RAM:512
Minimum system requirements:USB
Sensor Resolution:640 / 640x 240
USB powered: Yes
USB required: Yes
Video Out:AV

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Pre-loaded Vado Central 3.0

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Y

Performance

Digital Zoom:2
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video formats supported:AVI
Zoom capability: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720

Storage

Camcorder tape type:HDV

Video

Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.58 / 1.6
Height :10 / 5.76 / 9.88
Weight:100 / 84 / 93
Width:5.5 / 5.76 / 9.88