Get a Creative Vado HD pocket camcorder for $60

Lowest. Price. Ever! Sellout risk: huge! Amazingly, this 720p pocket cam is brand new, not a refurb, so it comes with a full one-year warranty from Creative.

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This is arguably the best deal I've ever seen on an HD camcorder. Creative

The last time I wrote about the Creative Vado HD pocket camcorder (just a few weeks ago), it was $79.99 for a refurbished 4GB model.

Like I always say, cheap things come to those who wait. Today only, Dell has the 8GB Vado HD for $60 shipped. And it's new, not refurbished.

I apologize in advance to those of you who get here late, because I'll bet my cat this will sell out. It's the lowest price I've ever seen on an HD camcorder.

Update: And sure enough, it's sold out. This seems like a good time to remind folks to visit the Cheapskate first thing in the a.m., when the deals are oven-fresh and still available.

As you may recall from my previous post, the Vado HD shoots 720p video and stores it in 8GB of onboard memory--enough for two hours of footage, or more if you lower the quality setting.

The camera sports a nice 2-inch LCD for previewing and reviewing your movies, but there's also an HDMI output for piping the video to your HDTV. HDMI cable: included!

Creative's built-in Vado Central software (available for both Windows and Mac) offers plug-and-play convenience; just pop out the built-in USB connector, plug it into your PC, then edit your videos and/or upload them to Box.net, Photobucket, or YouTube.

I can't quite tell if this is the first- or second-generation Vado HD, but either way, it's a killer deal on a high-def camcorder that can easily ride around in your pocket.