Third Generation Creative Vado HD adds External Mic, Improves Low Light Recording, Mac Compatibility

By on June 23, 2010
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The 4GB Creative Vado HD will retail at AED 699.

Press release:
Creative Technology Ltd. has announced the Middle East launch of the third generation Creative Vado HD™ pocket video camera, which combines a sleek design with excellent HD video quality. The launch of the camera comes at a time when the regional consumer electronics market is witnessing steady growth, especially in the UAE where this segment is expected to be worth USD 3.9 billion by 2013.

“We have won prestigious awards and accolades for the great performance, ease of use and compact form of our Vado HD cameras. The third generation Vado HD brings a cool new design and adds additional features to the already award-winning feature set.” said Steve Erickson, Vice President and General Manager for Audio and Video at Creative.

Building on the great features the Creative Vado HD line is already known for, such as HDMI out and a wide-angle lens, the third generation Creative Vado HD adds important additional features such as improved quality of video in low light or brightly lit conditions with manual exposure adjustments; external stereo microphone support for better audio recording; motion detection mode that enables users to programme the camera to begin recording as soon as motion is detected; still photo capture mode; headphone output for private listening; and out-of-the box Mac and PC compatibility.

Desmond Lim, Senior Manager – Regional Sales, Creative Technology Ltd, said, “We won’t be surprised if consumers in the Middle East wonder how a camera that is this small can capture such high quality video and still images. What the latest Creative Vado HD offers is stunning quality output in a stylishly designed device that can easily fit into a pocket. Users will find the device extremely user-friendly, with an array of features to deliver an enhanced video capture and sharing experience.”

The third generation Creative Vado HD also features new Vado Central 3.0 software with more instant web uploading capabilities and integrated editing options. Users can simply select one-click uploading to a number of popular social media sites, including Facebook and YouTube, and their videos will be ready to view or share in a matter of minutes. For users who do not want their videos to be shared publicly, videos can be uploaded to KinKast via one-click uploading and those services offer a variety of other features, including an email invite option for a more private viewing experience. Simple video editing capabilities enable users to edit videos directly in Vado Central 3.0. For more advanced editing options, users can edit videos in other editing programmes, including iMovie and Movie Maker.

The third generation Creative Vado HD with better compression can still hold up to 120 minutes of HD quality video or up to 7,000 still photos in 4GB of onboard storage. The removable rechargeable battery provides more than two hours of recording or viewing. Users can easily recharge the battery via the flexible, pull-out USB cable, with no additional cables required. Extra batteries and a wall plug-in battery charger are also available.

The 4GB third generation Creative Vado HD is available in black or white at an affordable price of AED 699.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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