The debate goes on which portable camcorder is the best? we here the flip ultra hd is the best or the Kodak zi8 is better and the creative vado hd gets a lot of buzz. So what is the deal? which camera to go with? How are you going to narrow down which of the three to chose from?
The flip ultra hd vs the Kodak zi8, or the flip ultra hd vs the creative vado hd. The Kodak zi8 vs the flip ultra hd or the Kodak zi8 vs the creative vado hd. The creative vado hd vs the flip ultra hd or the creative vado hd vs the Kodak zi8. I hope you get what I mean.
You are going to have to go through a process of elimination in order to narrow it down to just two cameras than choose one of these portable camcorders whose feature set and performance matches your needs.
Lets talk about the price of these pocket camcorders. The kodak zi8 start at $299, next will be the flip ultra hd starting at $149, and finally the creative vado hd starting at $129. Now the prices can vary at any given time.
The kodak zi8 has superior video with the sound leaving something to be desired, but it does have a mic jack for and external mic connection.
The flip ultra hd has outstanding audio quality from its built in omni directional mic which produces great sound. The video on the flip ultra hd is pretty good as well but the kodak zi8 video is better.
The creative vado hd shines with a wide angle lens that captures a great deal of video detail while producing sound that is just ok. The creative vado also sport a mic jack.
All of these camcorders have tripod mounts at the bottom. I would say that if you want the best go for the kodak zi8 and invest in an external mic, if you are looking for something that is going to do the job and do it well go for the flip ultra hd because it has good video and great sound. If you want something that is really flexible and can perform with a lot of extra peaks including go for the creative vado hd.
After reviewing these camcorders I will say the best value for your money is the flip ultra hd because it does just what it is intended to do and it does a good job at it.