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Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)
alaScore 92

2575 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2575 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, design

features, 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 2575 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 466 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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, design, battery, reliability

usability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1621 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.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, size

features, zoom, connectivity

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

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Creative Vado HD

 

A decent pocket-sized camcorder but not highly recommended.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Creative Labs Vado HD 3rd Gen (Red)

 

Creative Labs found a niche in the quickly growing pocket camcorder space by bringing out models that cost less than its competitors but offering many of the same features. To a degree, the same holds true for its latest model, which Creative simply...

Compact stylish design; 2-inch LCD; responsive buttons; easy to use; charges through USB port; HDMI output; compatible with both OS X and Windows; supports optional external mic.

Software will only run if the device is attached; no SD card slot; no bundled carrying case.

Though the Creative Vado HD 3rd Gen doesn't do quite enough to distinguish itself from the competition, it does offer some nice improvements over earlier Vado HD models that keep it relevant in the pocket camcorder space.

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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...

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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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.

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Creative Vado HD

 

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.