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Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2366 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. Many are less positive about the connectivity and zoom. There are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder.

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. People really like the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good feedback. The viewfinder and reliability get critical opinions.

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

2018-07

Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments 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

2018-07

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 : 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

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative Vado HD pocket camcorder

 

The Creative Vado HD pocket video camera's slim rectangular design very closely resembles an Apple iPod

8GB of storage, HDMI output

A/V cable is an optional extra, screen could be brighter

We really liked the Creative Vado HD camcorder’s design, especially the tactile silicon rubber body armour that prevents butterfingers. We were also pleased to find an HDMI output for which the associated cable is supplied, and the option to shoot in...

2009-07

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam (pink)

 

Highly affordable (especially after $50 cash-back), user-friendly interface, attractive design

Low grade components affect video quality, no external microphone jack, no memory card slot

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...

2008-08

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
Tripod mounting supported:Y

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