updated 11:45 am EST, Wed November 26, 2008
Vado HD coming soon to US
Creative will launch a version of its Vado pocketable camera with a flash drive that is capable of recording high-definition video on December 7th in the US as per an Amazon product page. The small camcorder will record video using H.264 compression at up to 1280x720 resolution (720p), with its 8GB of integrated capacity good for two hours of HD video or double that at VGA resolution. It will be priced aggressively at $199 and should have more storage and small feature improvements over the well-received Flip Mino HD.
Other features of the Vado HD include a wide-angle lens with 2X digital zoom. Users frame their shots via a 2-inch anti-glare screen and can use it along with Vado Central software for capturing still photos and editing videos. An HDMI connection lets users connect the camcorder to HDTVs, while a built-in USB plug makes charging the removable battery or uploading videos to YouTube and other websites comparatively quick. [via epiZENter]