Great Deal: Creative Vado HD for $129

I know I just spent a whole post questioning the viability of these little devices with the iPhone 3G[S] coming, but this deal is definitely worth passing on.

Today only (June 16), Amazon is selling the Creative Vado HD for just $129. That's $100 off the list price. This little camera shoots 720p in h.264 and has 8GBs of storage built in. That translates to two hours of footage before it fills up.

Despite the great deal on this camera, it's not quite ideal. To get the iMovie compatibility, you'll need to transcode the files it produces with something like Quicktime Pro or MPEG Streamclip, a free video conversion utility. This isn't a perfect situation, but a lot of Mac users seem to like this camera in spite of this drawback. It will definitely do the trick until the iPhone HD comes out next year.

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