Pros It's small.
Cons Doesn't do what it's supposed to do.
Summary I purchased the Creative Vado and on the second recording, I got a storage error. I went online and downloaded the firmware to fix it. That was difficult because it's a crappy product anyway. The next time I went to record, the storage error came up again. I sent it back to Creative and they "repaired" it. Now it won't even turn on, even though the battery icon appears full when on my computer.
Also, even when it did work the first few times, the voice and video did were not together. I've had better quality videos on my point and shoot. Money wasted!
"Shaky video"on by martinmartin77
Pros Portable, Like the HDMI cable
Cons Like other pocket camcorder, its hard to hold the Vado HD steady.
Summary Nice camera. I recommend a readySTEADY (readysteadyvideo.com) as a solution to the shaky video problem.
Pros None, really
Cons Subpar video quality, audio & video gets waaaay out of synch, etc.
Summary I've owned this product for 15 months and have used it only a few dozen times, at most, but it is already virtually worthless. The video quality was never anything to write home about, even at the highest HD+ setting. The video was also prone to frequent waviness and occasional halting. After being fully charged, the battery would completely drain after a few days without usage, requiring constant resetting of the date, time, time zone, etc. The software interface is terrible. I've noticed (about six months ago?) that the audio and video was getting progressively more out of synch. I've just tried the device today and the audio and video got more than a full minute out of synch. I wish I had returned it when I had the chance. I will not buy from Creative again.
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Pros Great hd video. hdmi cable. alot of video space. Fits in skinny jean pockets. Bring everywhere with you. Starts up quick. Great vado central software built in. and upload videos and photos to youtube, photobucket, and box. take stills in vado central
Cons No image stableization, not waterproof. Very fragile. And cat take stills without vado central
Summary This pocket camcoreder is perfect if you want to have a camcorder when you go to birthday partys, monster truck shows. And other family activities. i wish i could take stills without having to take in vado central because there is no image stableization but that is offset by the great hd film this camera takes. I suggest you get this if you're on a budget because it is cheap and great to have with you. I hope you guys and gals go buy one because it is worth the money.