Creative's Third Gen Vado HD Pocket Camcorder Has Improved Features, But Lower Storage CapacityS

The third generation of Creative's Vado HD pocket camcorder improves on the last generation's features with better low light video recording, manual exposure adjustment, and motion detection modes, but for some odd reason only a 4GB model will be available.

Creative also claims that there has been some improvement to the audio recording quality, which was a weak point of the prior generations. Other feature additions include:

* Improved quality of video in low light or brightly lit conditions with manual exposure adjustments
* External stereo microphone support for better audio recording
* Headphone output for private listening
* Motion Detection Mode enables users to program the camera to begin recording as soon as motion is detected
* Out-of-the box Mac and PC compatibility
* Still Photo Capture Mode

The camcorder will be available mid-December for $180 (and in a whopping five colors). Since that gives you plenty of time to shop, check out our pocket camcorder comparison guide before making a buying decision. [Creative via epiZENter via Engadget]