Video Battle: Creative Vado vs Pure Digital Flip

While the rest of the world has been playing with pocket digital video cameras since last fall, the craze didnt hit officially hit Canada until this month. Finally both the Creative Vado and The Flip are at retail in the Great White North.

Here’s my side by side and back to back comparison of the Creative Vado and the Pure Digital Flip‘s video abilities.

Creative Vado vs Pure Digital Flip from buzzbishop on Vimeo.


Over all, I think the Flip ($159.99 at WalMart) takes better video, but the need for batteries and bulky size have me leaning towards the Vado‘s portability and pricepoint ($99.99 at Best Buy).

If you’re going to do one take, locked off video blogs, like Ian Watt, you could use either of these cameras. If you want to take video of your kids, or vacation, use the video mode on your digital camera, or buy a dedicated HD one.

Here’s the video I was talking about from Mostly Lisa.

Mostly Lisa takes the Canon G9 for a spin from Lisa Bettany on Vimeo.

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  1. June 4, 2008

    Thanks for posting this – solid review. Vado wins on price point and rechargeability… Flip on audio and video. Tough call.

  2. July 5, 2008

    Hi Buzz, not sure if you tried vado with the lastest firmware – twas released on the same day you posted up this Vado versus Flip comparsion, nice one btw.
    I have just tried it and clips taken with Vado look much better now, more vibrant.
    Here is the link to this new firmware for Vado, if you bother:

  3. July 5, 2008


    Thanks so much for the update, I went and grabbed it right away.

  4. August 31, 2008

    I find the flip to be a little to bulky.

    Otherwise good review.

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