Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder, 2.4 inch Widescreen Color LCD Screen, 4x Digital Zoom

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About Zoom Q3HD

Zoom's Q3HD is the highly speculated and much anticipated successor to the company's first handheld, point-and-shoot camcorder, providing 1080p and 720p HD video to go with the Zoom's remarkable audio capture technology. Designed with musicians in mind, the Q3HD lets you record future-friendly video to go along with a studio-sound courtesy the two condenser mics - the same mics that are found in the company's popular H4n professional field recorder.

The high def video recording of the Q3HD allows you to capture up to 7 hours of 720/30p video on a 32GB card - providing you enough recording space for extremely long events. Play that stunning video back on the 2.4" display, on your analog or HDTV, or on your Mac or PC - and edit with ease using the built-in USB cable and the HandyShare editing software. When you're ready to share with the world, the included YouTube Uploader software helps you do just that quickly and easily.

Other highlights of the Q3HD include 4x digital zoom, audio level controls and the convenience 'AA' or NiMH battery power. An optional windscreen, along with several additional accessories are available as well. Capture awesome audio and incredible point-and-shoot video with the Q3HD.

Zoom Q3HD Features

  • With two studio-quality condenser microphones configured in a wide 120 X/Y pattern, your Q3HD can capture even the loudest live concerts in HD with incredibly clear audio
  • Your HD Videos are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, which can be played on a computer using QuickTime player. The Q3HD can record video in full HD at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, allowing you to enjoy your finely-detailed audio and video on your large HDTV
  • A USB cable is conveniently built into the unit, allowing the Q3HD to be connected directly to a Mac or PC. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard allows even large video files to be transferred smoothly and quickly
  • The Q3HD's bundled HandyShare editing and uploading software lets you to manage and edit your videos easily as well as upload them to social networking sites
  • The rich stereo sound captured by the X/Y mic pair can be recorded to linear PCM WAV files. When taking full high-definition 1080p video, high-quality sound with resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz can also be recorded
  • After turning the power on, the Q3HD is ready to shoot in 2 seconds. Just press the REC button to start recording. With a compact form that can easily be carried in a pocket, you will be able to shoot full HD video and professional-quality audio with ease
  • The Q3HD has a mini HDMI connector that allows the digital output of your videos. Connect the Q3HD to an HDTV by using an HDMI cable (sold separately) and enjoy your movies with your family and friends. And the Q3HD's audio will sound incredible on your home theater's audio system
  • The Q3HD has a lighting selection function that allows you to record using the best setting for any given lighting condition
  • The 4x digital zoom allows you to shoot both distant landscapes and close-ups of people. You can capture your main subject even when it's far away
  • The unit's low-cut filter reduces unwanted background noise by cutting the low-frequency range. Attach a windscreen (sold separately), to reduce wind noise so you can get clear audio even when filming outside
  • Trim your movies internally with the Q3HD, as the unit allows you to cut footage and better feature the important scenes without a computer. By erasing unnecessary data from the SD card, you will increase your remaining recording time
  • Q3HD video files can be transferred through iTunes to iPads, iPhones and iPods to playback your video. Carry around your favorite videos and watch them whenever you like
  • The Q3HD can also be used as an audio recorder to record just sound. In addition to being able to record 24-bit/96 kHz PCM files that far exceed CD-quality, the unit can also record AAC (m4a format) files that have smaller sizes
  • With the Q3HD's 2.4-inch LCD screen, you can monitor important information while recording, including sound input level, remaining recording time and battery level
  • The Q3HD's audio input jack allows for external recording devices to capture video and stereo recordings to the unit. Combined with a mixer, you can use this recorder to capture sound through multiple microphones for sophisticated recordings
  • The Q3HD utilizes SD/SDHC as an affordable way to increase recording capacity. The included 2GB SD card can record about 30 minutes of full HD video, while a 32GB SD card allows for about 7 hours of full HD video recording time
  • The Q3HD is powered by two standard AA batteries, resulting in about 2 hours of continuous recording. The unit is also compatible with NiMH batteries, which can be recharged using a commercially-available charger

Zoom Q3HD Specifications

Recording Media
SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)
Imaging Device
1/3.2-inch 5M pixels CMOS sensor
Optics Lens
Fixed Focus (1.0m to infinity), F2.8
Video Format
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (MOV)
Video Resolution
HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps
Audio Format
PCM (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz)
AAC (Bit Rate: 64 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 48kHz)
Sound Functions
Lo-cut filter, Auto REC level
Video Functions
4x digital zoom, Scene select, Divide, Trim
Display
2.4-inch full color LCD (QVGA)
Built-in Mic
Unidirectional, 120-degree X/Y stereo
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
130dB SPL
Built-in Speaker
Monaural, 400mW 8 Ohm
Recording Time
SD/SDHC
32GB: 7 hours of 720/30p
Input
LINE IN (1/8" Stereo phone jack)
Outputs
Mini-HDMI (Type C)
TV OUT (NTSC / PAL compatible)
LINE/PHONES OUT (1/8" Stereo phone jack)
USB
USB2.0 High speed compatible, Mass storage class operation
Power Requirements
2 x AA batteries (LR6 or Ni-MH)
AC adapter(AD-14): DC5V/1A/center positive
Battery Life
2 hours (Movie mode), 4 hours (Audio mode)
System requirements
Windows: XP, Vista (SP1), 7
Mac: OS X 10.46/10.5/10.6
Dimensions
2.01 x 0.91 x 5.23" / 51 x 23 x 132.9mm
Weight
3.70 oz / 105g

Zoom Q3HD Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
4.0

Q3HD Handy Video Recorder - excellent

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from great neck ny  -  Tech Savvy

easy to use and works great!!!

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Shopper  do you or anyone do repairs on the unit?
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