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Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2620 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 really like the image quality and price. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the connectivity and viewfinder, and there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, design, portability, price, image quality

zoom, viewfinder, 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 by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 user reviews of Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good views. Many are negative about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

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 integral HDMI CableCreative Vado HD 4GB High Definition Pocket Camcorder with HDMI Cable

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1731 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 really like the image quality and price. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the connectivity and zoom. There are mixed comments on the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, design, portability, price, image quality

zoom, connectivity

84% 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 Pocket Video Camcorder (Silver) OLD MODELCreative Labs Vado HD 8 GB Pocket Video Camcorder, 2nd Generation (Black Gloss with Maroon Accents)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Creative Vado HD (3rd Generation) Review

 

Creative's first-generation Vado HD may have fallen off the horse the first time we threw it in the ring in our mini HD camcorder roundup, but Creative has dusted the little guy off and come back for more. The new third-generation Vado HD departs from...

Superior low-light performance ; Wide-angle lens ; Slender and lightweight ; Manual exposure control ; Inexpensive

Unnaturally tinted colors ; Touch controls less precise than hard buttons ; Poor automatic exposure adjustment ; Half the memory as competitors, predecessor ; No external storage slot ; No macro mode ; Durability issues with USB arm

A handful of updates make Creative’s fresh 720p shooter a better value, but image quality still largely lags behind leaders like Kodak and Flip.

Mar, 2010
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Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Creative Vado HD (Third Generation)

 

Excellent low-light performance ; Earbuds can function as external mic ; Exposure controls ; Wide-angle lens

No removable storage

The third-generation Vado HD has the widest-angle lens of any HD pocket camcorder, as well as exposure controls, great low-light video quality, and a sub-$200 price.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Heater (pcmag.com)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam HD 3rd Gen

 

Creative has had a mostly solid track record with its Vado line of pocket camcorders. The company's first generation Vado HD ($229.99, ) managed to snag an Editors' Choice award, while Pure Digital's Flip MinoHD ($229.99, ), the clear market-share...

Compact body. Good low light performance. Headphone output/mic input jack. HDMI cable included

Limited 4GB memory and no SD slot for expansion. 2x digital zoom. No 1080p support. Poor-quality still image capture

Creative's latest Vado HD makes some improvements over its predecessor, but not enough to make it stand out in the increasingly crowded pocket camcorder pack.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

Creative Vado HD

 

Creative's 720p pocket camcorder is slimmer than most, and offers good image quality—but competitors provide better bang for your buck.

As with the original Creative Vado, we feel that the $229 Vado HD bests its competitors in many categories—slimness, internal storage, and the inclusion of both an HDMI port and cable. Our 720p video showed an impressive amount of detail, however, the...

Jun, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Brian Heater (pcmag.com)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Camera HD

 

Pure Digital may have pioneered the YouTube camcorder space with the launch of the original Flip, but that device was trumped in a number of ways when Creative first released the Vado. Creative's videocam had a sleeker body, a larger screen, and a...

Records high-quality HD video. Big, bright screen. Removable, rechargeable battery. 8GB of memory. HDMI-out. HDMI cable bundled

Only 2X digital zoom. Memory isn't expandable

Creative follows in Kodak's and Pure Digital's footsteps with its own HD pocket camcorder. The camera has all the charm of the original Vado and enough new features to make it best in show.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Nick Mediati (pcworld.com)

Creative Labs Vado HD (Second Generation)

 

The newest addition to the ever-expanding mini-camcorder market is the Creative Labs Vado HD, a $230 pocket camcorder that can record 720p high-definition video. While it isn't quite as compact as Pure Digital's Flip Mino HD and won't win any awards...

Wide-angle lens ; Top-notch video for a pocket camcorder

Microphone a bit weak ; Struggles in low light

Creative's high-definition pocket camcorder impresses with its features and performance.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam

 

In name recognition and sales, Pure Digital's Flip Video devices are as dominant in the YouTube-friendly pocket-camcorder world as the iPod is among audio players. But on paper, Creative's Vado Pocket Video Cam trumps the Flip models on several counts:...

Quick and easy uploads to YouTube ; Tiny, easy to use, and fairly feature-packed

Plastic build doesn't feel very durable ; Mediocre video quality

Video quality is disappointing, but this pocket camcorder is cheaper than any Flip.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Heater (pcmag.com)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam

 

Sleek and slim design. Low price. Large screen. Rechargeable battery. Easy-to-use software.

Poor uploaded video quality. Subpar mic.

Creative's Vado improves on its prototype, the Flip Ultra mini camcorder, in a number of ways, including design and price, but its choppy video quality may be too much to overlook.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Creative Vado Camcorder Review

 

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Riding on the coattails of Pure Digital's Flip series, Creative has launched its own ultra-compact, ultra-affordable camcorder. The Creative Vado (MSRP $99.99) is in many ways an exact clone of the Flip Ultra...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Holder (videomaker.com)

Creative Labs Vado HD and Sony Bloggie Review

 

A look at two types of pocket cams with differing features in the $200 and under price range. The Sony Bloggie has a rotating lens for catching varied angles,&h…

Swivel lens provides lens protection ; Expandable storage capacity ; Built-in USB arm

No external microphone port ; Continuous shooting limited to approximately 29 minutes ; Poor focus and low light sensitivity

A look at two types of pocket cams with differing features in the $200 and under price range. The Sony Bloggie has a rotating lens for catching varied angles, and the Creative Labs Vado has an internal mic port and selectable recording modes.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI PORT:No / Yes
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Chemical System:Lithium-Ion
Format:Flash Memory
Handheld Position:CHOCOLATEBAR
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition / Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder
Usage:Camcorder

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3
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