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Creative Labs Vado HD 720p Pocket Video Camcorder with 8 GB Video Storage (Black)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Creative Labs Vado HD 720p Pocket Video Camcorder with 8 GB Video Storage (Black). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and memory are generally positive. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the image quality. Many are negative about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, design, portability, memory, price

color, zoom, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Creative Labs Vado HD 720p Pocket Video Camcorder with 8 GB Video Storage (Black) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Creative Labs Vado HD 720p Pocket Video Camcorder with 8 GB Video Storage (Black)


Editor's note: Because of changes in the competitive landscape since the Creative Vado was reviewed, we revised the design rating down from a 9 to a 7 and the features rating from an 8 to a 7, resulting in a drop in the overall rating from 8.0 to 7.0.

Solid 720p video; ultraslim design; removable, rechargeable battery; easy to use; one-touch video uploading to YouTube and Photobucket; includes mini HDMI connector and bundled cable for outputting 1080i video to an HDTV.

No flash-memory slot; Mac users have to manually copy video files to their computers; white balance is slightly off and colors are a bit amped.

The Creative Vado HD may fall slightly short of the Flip Video Mino HD in terms of video quality, but it's stronger feature set may tempt you.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: ryork272 (

"Extremely useful video camera"


If you are looking for an inexpensive easy to use video camera, look no further. The 8Gb version holds plenty of video. The software it comes with makes uploading to YouTube or saving to disk a breeze. For a camera at this price, the video quality is...

Just toss it in your pocket and go.

Only 2X zoom.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: ravindrak81 (

"For itz size and mobility... simply great."


Out of MINO HD, koadk Zi6, Webbie HD.... VADO is simply miles ahead in terms of features. You can replace your battery whenever you want, Shoot 1 hr video everyday.

8 Gb memory.

Pic qualtiy is sharp but saturated color contrast.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: caazi (

"Amazing for something that fits it your pocket!"


Check out all the videos are taken with VadoHD

Fits in your pocket

can't stand on its own without tripod.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: dabov (

"Good quality, great features, and easy to use."


This meets the need for what I wanted. Something very portable and very easy to use with good quality video. I haven't tried the Mino but I went with creative because I wanted HD and the features of the vado are better. HDMI port, replaceable battery,...

Picture quality is very good. Not quite DVD quality but not far away. Very simple to use. Build in HDMI port is nice and you can tape and watch on your TV (if have HDMI) literally seconds later and the quality will amaze you considering size/price

No image stabilization (mino doesn't either), doesn't integrate with iMovie (haven't tried but I have both PC and Mac and that would be a nice feature). Some optical zoom would be nice. I have experienced the audio/video synch issue on one computer.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: doug1066 (

"A snap to use"


After doing much research, I decided to get my wife this camera over the Mineo HD. The main sale points were the included accessories, the ability to swap out the battery and the video compression. So far the video we have shot is very good quality and...

Ease of use, included HDMI and USB extension cables, amount of memory.

no composite video out cable, no wrist strap included, strange "clear" color of included silicone skin, no sd or xd expansion slot.

Dec, 2008