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Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2368 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 are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder, and many are less positive about the connectivity and zoom.

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 89/100 = Very good 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 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder and reliability.

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The portability and design also get good feedback, but the connectivity and zoom get less positive reviews.

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

Dec, 2017

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.

Feb, 2010

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...

Jul, 2009

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...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: PC Advisor staff (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam

 

A cheap pocket video camera

Slim, cheap, nice screen, antiflicker modes

No headphone jack, video quality

Despite the Creative Vado's drawbacks, it's a really well-priced device that's good for capturing off-the-cuff video clips. If video quality is important to you, you should steer clear. But Creative's pocket camcorder is serviceable and inexpensive.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (pcauthority.com.au)

First look: Flip Mino HD 3rd generation

 

Newly updated, the Mino HD addresses some of the shortcomings of its second-gen brother, but does it do enough?

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (crn.com.au)

Why Creative's Vado HD 3rd Gen is our latest A-list pocket camera

 

Improved quality and an attractive price help Creative catch up with its main rival.

Jul, 2010

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (pcauthority.com.au)

Why Creative's Vado HD 3rd Gen is our latest A-list pocket camera

 

Improved quality and an attractive price help Creative catch up with its main rival.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Daniel Long (pcauthority.com.au)

Creative Vado HD fails to impress in 720p

 

A step forward in resolution for pocket video cameras, but it's far too pricey for the features and quality on offer

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (cybershack.com)

Creative Vado

 

How often have your kids asked if they can borrow your camera? You've just spend God-knows how much on a new device and they're already clamoring around asking if they can borrow your newest optical toy to record something for YouTube.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Creative Vado

 

Creative's Vado is brilliant value for money and a fine little friend to fans of web video

Aug, 2008

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