"Three month review"4.5 starson by frog
Pros: screen is extremely clear, easy to use, great sound
Cons: a slightly larger hard drive would have been nice
Summary: I have owned the Zen Vision for three months now so here is my review.
Audio: It sounds great. People complain about the ear buds that come with it and they are crap but that is to be expected. There is not an mp3 player out there that comes with decent ear buds. It is powerful enough to power my Grados. Very easy to search and navigate. Creative has an update that now shows album art. You can adjust the equalization to anything you want.
Photos: The screen is extremely sharp. Very clear. Yes, the viewing angle is basically limited to one person but if you are wanting to show a large group of people hook it up to a tv. The compact flash card reader is nice. I was able to download RAW files from my Canon Rebel but you can't view them. Now I don't have to carry a laptop with me.
Videos: I'll admit that the video player was not the big reason why I bought this but I am impressed with the videos. They are very sharp. I know that others here have given more in depth reviews of the video functions. I have not had a problem with uploading any videos to it.
Etc: The battery life for listening to audio only was 9 hours after three months of heavy use. I haven't done a video only test yet so I can't give you a time for it. It is extremely easy to upload/download stuff to it. I can just plug it in with a usb and add or copy anything I want without having to use any special software. It would occasionally lock up on me but after the last software update from Creative I have not had a problem with that. It is very solid and feels well built.
Overall: I am very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone. A larger hard drive would have been nice.Updated
The newest firmware update corrects the screen angle viewing problem!