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Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)

Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen)
alaScore 92

2355 reviews

Jan, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2355 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. Reviews about the image quality and price are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the connectivity and zoom, while there are some mixed comments about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, design, 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 502 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. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good views, whereas the viewfinder and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

zoom, reliability, viewfinder

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

Jan, 2022

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1544 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 are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, design, portability, price, image quality

reliability, zoom, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Creative Vado HD

 

Creative's pocket-sized Vado can now shoot in 720p HD.

As before, the lens is fixed, but this time it sticks out of the device a little more, which hinders pocket friendliness slightly. There is no optical zoom available, just a 2x digital one. So the image does get a little more blurry when zoomed,...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam

 

Creative's Vado Pocket Video Cam is slim, keenly priced, and has a unique trick up its sleeve.

The video is compressed fairly aggressively down to 4Mbits/sec in HQ mode, and 2Mbits/sec in SP mode. Audio is also only recorded at 14kHz with 4-bit sampling and a 56Kbits/sec data rate. But the Vado has a healthy 2GB of flash memory on board. At the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Dave James (techradar.com)

Creative Vado HD 3rd Gen review

 

New pocket video cam improves on previous versions

Good quality video ; Stills capture ; Lovely build ; Removable battery

LCD screen could be better

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : James Rivington (techradar.com)

Creative Vado HD review

 

The pocket camcorder that puts HD video recording at your fingertips

It's portable ; It's easy to use ; It's quick and responsive

Very expensive ; Frame rate could be better

If the Vado HD was cheaper we'd be able to see the merits in buying it, but at £200 it's a big no-no

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : James Rivington (techradar.com)

Creative Vado review

 

The point-and-shoot video camera that actually delivers more than it promises

Sharp picture ; Large LCD viewscreen ; Small and compact

Tacky appearance

A fantastic little gadget

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Creative Vado HD 3rd gen camcorder

 

The Creative Vado has offered a viable alternative to the Flip line-up of pocket camcorders since they first started hitting the shelves a few years back. We have here the third generation device, the Creative Vado HD, taking the same name as its...

External mic option, compact, HDMI cable included, noisy low light performance

Video quality not fantastic, design not that exciting, no macro mode

Creative at launch claimed that "The design looks so cool people will stop you on the street and ask you where you got it". They obviously haven't seen the new metal-bodied Flip Mino HD, which beats this hands down in the looks department.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Creative Vado HD camcorder

 

The pocket camcorder revolution is continuing apace, with Creative now putting forward this offering, the Vado HD. But is it worth jumping on the HD bandwagon with a device this small? The on-board software is simple to use giving you playback options...

Video quality, HDMI connection, easy to use, on-board software link to YouTube

No AV cable supplied, a little pricy

The on-board software is simple to use giving you playback options and letting you do some basic editing after the installation of an additional plugin. You don't have to use the software, you can just open up the folder and extract the AVI files that...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Creative Vado camcorder

 

Sporting the moniker "Pocket Video Cam", Creative are lining up against Flip Video in the battle to be the video in your pocket. But can the new Vado knock the Flip from its perch? We get filming to find out. The software supporting the Vado does not...

Screen size, option to step down quality to increase memory usage, li-ion battery, simple

Software almost pointless, won’t stand-up on its own, no lens cover, no TV connection supplied

The software supporting the Vado does not compare to the offering from Flip and practically serves no purpose for those on their home computer; granted, those in internet cafes or on the move might depend on those sharing options (although we could not...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Creative Vado HD 3rd generation review

 

As with the Kodak Zx3, you can do more than simply pressing record and hoping for the best. In-camera settings allow you to adjust the exposure and to place the Vado in motion-detection mode so recording starts when movement occurs in front of the lens.

If you don’t intend to put your camcorder through rigorous extremes, the Creative Vado HD is probably the candybar camcorder to choose. In particular, we loved its exposure control settings, wide-angle lens and ability to cope low-light levels.

May, 2010

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Creative Vado HD (3rd Gen) review

 

After a minor update to the original Vado HD mini camcorder, Creative has now released this entirely revamped 3rd Gen edition. It's tiny, even by mini camcorder standards, measuring only 99x58x16mm and weighing just 93g – both smaller and lighter than...

The latest Vado is a mixed bag, with good video quality but aggravating touch sensitive controls.

Mar, 2010