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Creative Zen VISION:M

Creative Zen VISION:M
alaScore 86

5480 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5480 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and value for money are on the whole positive. The battery and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Creative Zen VISION:M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Creative Zen Vision:M


The Vision:M is a perfect all in one device for any media requirement.

The Vision:M, though it has a few small kinks is still a good deal. Priced at approximately Rs. 14,000, for great video, music and Image quality, the Bottom Line, I'd have to say, is it's worth it! Excuse me while I go out and get mine.

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Creative Zen Vision: M


You know a device has a great user interface when someone utterly unfamiliar with it accomplishes a task within 10 seconds of picking it up. Apple's iPods pass this test with aplomb; Creative's Zen Vision: M utterly fails it. It's a significant flaw in...

The Zen Vision: M is a superb choice if you’re into video and all-you-can-eat, music-to-go services such as Rhapsody and Napster: It sounds and looks every bit as good as the video iPod, even if it isn’t as sexy. Fashionistas and iTunes addicts, on the...

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Creative ZEN Vision:M 30GB Media Player - Black (2.5


Despite a few shortcomings, Creative's Zen VisionM is a great Apple iPod alternative. I tested a 30GB shipping model of the video-ready music device ($300 as of 7/21/06), which possesses the finest color screen I've ever seen on a portable player.

High audio qualityHigh audio quality ; Great screen for photos and video

Audio codec support somewhat limited ; Requires dongle to charge and sync files

The VisionM has a touchpad and delivers great-looking video. However, it needs a dongle to sync files.


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Creative Zen VisionM


Great-looking video and high-quality audio make the VisionM a great iPod alternative.

High audio quality High audio quality, Great screen for photos and video

Audio codec support somewhat limited, Requires dongle to charge and sync files

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Creative Zen Vision:M


The Creative Zen Vision:M comes the closest to dethroning the iPod.

Stunning video quality First-rate sound and EQ enhancements • Long battery life

Prone to freezing Lack of integrated audio and video media store • Thicker than the iPod • Requires power adapter for charging

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Creative's Impressive-Sounding Zen VisionM


A superb screen highlights this capable iPod alternative.

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Creative Zen Vision:M


Player Type: Hard Disk MP3 Player, Radio: Yes, Recording, Voice: Yes, Recording, Line In: No, Screen Size: 320 x 24...

Good design. Excellent screen. Very good audio and video quality. Broad feature set.

Short battery life. Requires a dongle to sync, charge, and output to TV.function Video(mypage, myname, w, h, scroll) {var winl = (screen.width - w) / 2;var wint = (screen.height - h) / 2;winprops =...

The Zen Vision:M is our new favorite iPod alternative and should appeal to lots of people, but we have a feeling it's still not going to sway the iPod-loving masses.

Editor's Choice!

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Creative Zen Vision:M (60GB, black)


Editor's note: A new, less bulky version of the Zen Vision:M 60GB will be available soon in the U.S. market. It will reportedly have the same weight and dimensions (4.1 inches by 2.4 inches by .7 inch) and weight (5.7 ounces) as the current 30GB...

Available in five colors, the Creative Zen Vision:M has an incredible screen, a simple interface, excellent video battery life, an FM tuner and recorder, and a voice recorder. It features a customizable Shortcut button, and it supports a wide range of...

The Creative Zen Vision:M has no iTunes-like video content--yet. Some will find the touch-pad controller frustrating. The black model scratches easily. The documentation is skimpy. You must use an adapter for transfers and power, meaning that...

The dazzling, DRM-friendly Creative Zen Vision:M gives the iPod a run for the money as the current high-capacity WMA champ.

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Creative Zen Vision:M reviewed


It shouldn't be surprising that Anything But iPod likes the Creative Zen Vision:M (there does seem to be just a little bit of bias in the site's name), and ABi's review of the Vision:M certainly does highlight the PMP's strong points. Among the ...

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Creative Zen vision M 30GB


Introduction You can see mp3 players on every other person when you walk downtown. Mp3 players have really grown into being every mans favorite little toy. There are flash and harddrive based ones where the flash based ones are smaller and a bit...

Good size ; Video, picture support ; Organizer ; Great sound quality ; Easy menu system


Product Specifications

Creative's Zen Vision: M is the ultimate player for people who want to enjoy music and movies on the go. This stylish, versatile system features an advanced 2.5-inch high-resolution color screen that can display movies! The Zen Vision: M's rechargeable battery delivers playtimes up to four hours with video and music. For live entertainment or capturing those special moments there's also a built-in FM radio and voice recorder. The Zen Vision: M supports popular music, video and photo formats. It can also be connected to the TV to share images and videos with friends and family.

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Radio / Video playback / Voice recorder/Radio / Voice recorder / Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio/Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ADPCM / Audible / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/ADPCM / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/WAV / WMA / Audible / MP3 / ADPCM / Protected WMA (DRM)/WAV / WMA / MP3 / ADPCM / Protected WMA (DRM)

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands


Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative ZEN


Color:Black/Green/Green / Pink/Light blue/Light blue / Black/Pink/White


Preset Station Qty:32
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital