Creative Labs Vado HD 3rd Gen (120 minutes, black) is a pocket size camcorder, having a host of features on a competitive price relatively to its contender series. The same is true in the case of Vado HD 3rd Gen. It offers 720p HD resolution with 4GB of built-in memory, and an HDMI output, in a compact package which weighs about 3.3oz. It has a shiny, attractive scratch prone finish.
The operating side of Vado HD features a large 2-inch LCD (640 by 240 pixels) with only a single record button which is quite responsive. A Mini-HDMI port for outputting video to HDTV’s is available on its side yet cable is not included.
There’s a threaded tripod mount and flip-out USB connector; at the bottom, for uploading and charging via a PC. Finally, on top, there’s a headphone jack that also accepts optional external microphones.
Vado HD has a simple straight forward interface to navigate. Videos can be shot at HD resolution (720p) and at the lower 640 by 480-pixel (VGA) resolution. The still-image capture mode produces photos above than a phone camera quality. There's no macro/close-up mode or image stabilization but it does have a motion-detection setting that triggers recording when it senses motion in front of the lens. There are 2x digital zoom but no optical zoom.
This model records H.264 compressed video in MPEG-4 format. The video quality is good enough for an inexpensive camcorder. It also supports an optional external stereo mic via the headphone jack due to which it does record and play back with ample volume. Its Vado Central 3.0 software comes preloaded in the camcorder and can run under both Windows and OS X (10.4 or later).
It allows for one-touch uploads to You Tube, Photo bucket, Box.net, Face book, KinKast, and Motion Box (plus Twitter on the Mac) once stored username and password for each service. The price of Creative Labs Vado HD 3rd Gen (120 minutes, black) is USD 179.00.Bookmark and visit our site www.reviewsbuzz.com to get updates about most popular, most latest, most viewed, most commented, most featured and hot topic of the day on cell phones, laptops, cameras so on and so forth.