Pocket camcorders are getting quite popular with the trend first started by the Flip Mino. Major companies soon followed suit and now these little devices are beginning to redefine and simplify the way we shoot and share videos.
The Creative Vado HD (3rd generation) is not new to the world of pocket camcorders. It is quite similar to Creative's previous Vado HD – considered as the 2nd generation camcorder. The first notable difference you will find is that the 3rd generation Vado HD has gone through a significant makeover. However, this latest version of Vado HD still features a 2-inch screen which is kind of small but good enough to view the videos recorded.
The Vado HD measures in at 2.2 x 3.9 x 0.6 inches, which basically makes it around the same size as their previous model. Nevertheless it feels so damn compact that at first sight one might simply mistake it to be a media player rather than a camcorder – which is not the case with other competing pocket camcorders. Also, it weighs just around 93 g and since the Vado HD is nicely rounded off on all four sides it easily slips into your pocket without any hassle. However, since the Vado HD has a complete glossy body it is highly prone to scratches. So pocketing it with a bunch of keys is obviously not a good idea. It might be small and compact but when it comes to appearances there is nothing fancy about the Vado HD.
Unlike the previous model the 3rd generation Vado HD consists mostly of a touch interface – these include the forward, rewind, +/- and play/pause. The only buttons that are present on this device is the record, erase, power and a basic button that allows you to toggle between the video and camera mode. So other than the record button that’s placed towards the front the other three are neatly tucked away towards the side making them easily accessible when viewing videos or pictures.
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