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Creative Vado HD 4GB High Definition Pocket Camcorder with 2 inch LCD and HDMI Cable - 3rd Generation - Black

by Creative Labs
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • 4GB memory can capture up to two hours of stunning HD video at 720p
  • High definition output to your HDTV via supplied HDMI cable
  • One touch recording with a spacious 2 inch display and touch capacitive buttons
  • Capture HD photos by simply switching to camera mode with a touch of a button
  • Included software lets you preview, edit and upload videos to your favorite social networking sites

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm ; 95 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 73VF062400012
  • ASIN: B003D8XAR6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,465 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Box Contains

  • Vado HD (3rd Gen) Pocket Video Cam
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • HDMI cable
  • USB Extension cable
  • Quick start guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

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    59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Better than previous Vado in some ways... 21 April 2010
    By Gadget Fan TOP 1000 REVIEWER
    Colour Name:Black
    I really like this new version of the vado HD. It is significantly smaller than the previous version, and in my opinion looks much nicer. The reason I have given it 4 stars rather than 5 is purely because of two minor annoyances. One is that capacity has dropped to 4GB from 8GB, and secondly that the lens angle is slighty (very slightly) less wide.

    Both of those I can forgive, as I never actually got anywhere near 4GB when I used the previous gen vado (1st gen). To my mind this captures slightly more detail, which would make it worth it alone. I love the smaller size, it makes it even more convenient to use. The buttons I like as well, no old fashioned pushing! More like the controls on the PS3, simply place your finger on them and they respond.

    The other thing I love, which is the same as previous versions, is how the software runs from the device. So I can use the vado central editing stuff wherever I go, without having to install it on a pc (it works on both macs and pcs).

    Having used this for a few weeks now I can confirm that video quality seems much improved. Am very impressed with the quality, and it wasn't like I was unhappy with the first gen version I had before this. Also the battery seems to last longer, although I suspected that my last one was particularly bad. Have found the camera button very useful, so long as there is good light - as there is no flash.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars nice and handy pocket camera 12 Nov 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    Very handy cam. Nice pictures with good quality for a cheap cam. Useful for shoot-and-share videos, as a video notebook to keep always in your pocket.
    I like the design and the funcions.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. in all ways. 3 Oct 2010
    By P. V. Davis VINE VOICE
    Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
    I can't add much more to whatever else was said on the positive aspect of this item. However, to the negatives i'd say; check the video settings - it might be set on NTSC by default and not Pal. Correction means better colours as I can testify. As for build? It's well made but not built for chucking about.

    Overall; a nice little toy with an excellent performance for the price.
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    25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars High Definition does not mean high quality. 3 Sep 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    I was so much looking forward to receiving this promising little camera, but my disappointment was immense. The reviews I have read were good. I spent time looking and took the plunge. I assumed that the picture quality would be better than my old 1.3 megapixel JVC camcorder. Not so.....The colours are all wrong, the transition from light to dark (or vice versa) is so slow. My poor cream coloured dog looked artificial in the video, especially when using the 2x zoom. We are talking 2x zoom here, not 30x!!! the quality is bad without the zoom, when it is on, it is horrific. The pixelation is more than evident. Playback looks basic at best on both my 42" Plasma and my 22" TFT PC monitor. The quality of the housing is fragile. It will scratch easily and I have seen people say the silver sides damage very easily. The good things, well its light. The lcd is better than I expected. The software is built in and good enough. The sound is better than I had read on reviews. The underlying problem for me was quality. I will not be making a move for a pocket HD camera any time soon. My old mini tape camcorder out performs this new tech by a long way, apart from not going into my pocket. Perhaps I was expecting too much.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    Colour Name:Black
    Bought this camera for my son last July, fault developed with the screen, making it impossible to use. The online technical service wouldn't recognise the serial number or model number, emails sent to ask for help met with a point blank refusal to service the camera, absolutely no explanation for this refusal. I had a similar experience previously with Creative when my Zen mp3 player broke down. It took months to get a reply and service. This time I suspect there will be no further reply to my requests for help. Disgraceful! I won't be buying anything Creative ever again.
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    19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect camera for its size and price! 5 May 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    I bought the 2nd gen model a couple of months ago and after shooting dozens of videos I can say for sure that this is a spectacular little camera. It shoots well in all kinds of situations as long as it's not too dark. The colour and sound quality are amazing, especially for a camera this size. This is way better than a Sony MiniDV camera I bought a few years ago.

    Its small size - actually, its micro size - makes this a wonderful gadget. It is a small as a small mobile phone and you can have it ready in 2 seconds. It's also non-obtrusive so you may use it in plenty of situations where a large camera would be frowned upon, such as a concert or a museum.
    Of course, you can't expect the best image and sound quality on the market from a thing of this size and price: this is a very simple camera, without all the nice things that come with the bigger ones: no optical zoom, hardly any options, no video effects (then again, you can later edit them on a computer) and a very short battery life. In two words: no frills.
    Battery life is typically under 2 hours. However, unlike other cameras in the market, you may buy an extra battery and replace the main one in case it runs out. Unfortunately, I found that, at least in my camera, the back cover isn't very easy to put back so I only use one battery.
    I don't use the software that comes with it as the camera will set itself up as a USB drive and you can get the videos directly. However, you may be able to the software to carry out basic edit functions as well as upload videos to YouTube, etc.

    There isn't much difference between this camera (third generation) and the second generation.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars on the move
    excellent little machine, perfect for capturing whatever you want on video. Works like a dream, and software so easy to use. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Lin Holdridge
    5.0 out of 5 stars Streets ahead of the competition
    I purchased one of these some years ago from Amazon which at the time was the cheapest price online, but it was still an expensive pocket camcorder compared to its rivals, but well... Read more
    Published 21 months ago by morphix
    5.0 out of 5 stars Creative Vado HD
    What can I say about this, smaller than my iPhone, better picture, easy to use, transferring to my mac works a dream pug it in and off you go, the software supplied is great too,... Read more
    Published on 13 Nov 2011 by steve
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great product
    I bought this product to do my YouTube Videos and I also bought with a Hama 61 Tripod. Fits together perfect. Pretty slow delivery though.
    Published on 15 Sep 2011 by Callum Lord
    4.0 out of 5 stars Needed 1 more accessory!
    My initial impressions of this little pocket camcorder are very good. I didn't need loads of features, I just wanted a simple recorder to point and shoot without continually having... Read more
    Published on 15 Sep 2011 by Mr. Vernon Turner
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for amateurs
    Love Vado, it is portable, easy to use and above all value for money (bought her on Amazon that is). Read more
    Published on 9 Sep 2011 by Fergious
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great (as far as it goes)
    This item is great as far as it goes. Simple and quick to use and picture quality is pretty good, but the lack of image stabilisation or compatability with editing software limits... Read more
    Published on 29 Aug 2011 by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars nice little video
    this is a very compact video and camera the only problem is getting it from video to camera mode was forever videoing when i wanted to take photo best to have afew trail runs
    Published on 17 Aug 2011 by annsty
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not brilliant
    We bought this because we weren't happy with the quality of the video from our compact digital camera. Read more
    Published on 8 Aug 2011 by teuchterlad
    5.0 out of 5 stars Spy with Ease
    I've always wanted to be a spy so I bought a Vado camera and its great for catching people out. Easy to use and download to your computer, I've found the camera great fun in the... Read more
    Published on 30 July 2011 by Patches444
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