Zoom Q3HD (No Longer Available)
Portable Video and Audio Recorder with 2 Built-in Stereo Microphones, LCD Screen, Onboard Speaker, Editing and Uploading Software, TV and USB Connectors, and 2GB SD Card
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HD Video, Right in Your Hand!Make amazing videos, complete with premium HD picture and unbelievable stereo sound - from an incredibly affordable, super-portable handheld recorder, Zoom's outstanding Q3HD!
With the Zoom Q3HD, you can choose between 720p or 1,080p and get the fantastic HD video quality you want. Use the 4x zoom and multiple lighting settings to get amazing visual results too. What really makes this portable wonder stand out, though, is the audio quality you get from the pair of outstanding onboard stereo mics. Zoom packed in their finest microphones, featured on the top-selling H4n portable recorder, so you get studio-quality sound when you're recording at the gig and on the go!
There's no doubt about it, you'll love what this little Q3HD recorder can do; it's loaded with the features you need to get great results. You can shoot up to 45 minutes of 720p video with the onboard 2GB SD card, or upgrade to a larger card (the Q3HD even accepts up to 32GB SDHC cards!), for extreme capacity.
After you shoot your video, you can turn the Q3HD on its side and watch its large display - the onboard speaker lets you preview your audio too! Beyond that, the built-in NTSC/PAL TV and HDMI output lets you plug the Q3HD directly into your widescreen television in your living room, so you can enjoy what you shot in all its glory - even before you download the files to your computer.
And, when it's time to share your video with friends, family, or just the rest of the world, you'll love the built-in USB 2.0 cable and the included HandyShare editing and YouTube uploader software that speed up the sharing process. You also get Apple Quicktime, and even two AA batteries. Everything you need to get started is in the box!
When you want to record on the fly - anywhere, you can't beat the Q3HD; it's ready to go when you are. An Auto Level sets recording levels perfectly, so you don't have to fuss with input levels when you're trying to capture footage fast. What's more, the icon-based user interface means easy navigation.
All in all, it's a snap to get around on the Q3HD, whether you're recording, previewing, selecting formats, or downloading. This compact video/audio recorder has all the bases covered - and then some. The Q3HD is a gotta-have for every musician or gadget-lover who appreciates ease of use, super-slim portability, and incredible hi-fi results!
Zoom Q3HD Video/Audio Recorder Features:
Zoom's Q3HD handheld recorder puts amazing HD video and premium audio in the palm of your hand - at a great price!
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by Lisa from Brooklyn, NYThe Q3HD is awesome. I chose to go with the Q3HD instead of the Q2HD because the Q3HD has better mics. I've used the Q3HD for the last month or so, and it's delivered great audio and video to record m... read more [+]y music performances. If you're a musician who needs great audio with good video, the Q3HD will serve you well. Files transfer easily onto my computer, and you can edit video files right on the Q3HD. Blows the Flip camera out of the water. Love how it runs on real batteries, and not a rechargeable. I get a little over an hour of video recording time on batteries. close [-]
September 12, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician
Amazing little video camera!!!
by Jason Anschutz from Sturgeon Bay WII've been a musician for over 15 years (specializing in piano and percussion) practicing every day only to get better. Searching through numerous catalogs, I wanted to find a video camera that: a) di... read more [+]dn't cost a lot of money and b) provided great video and audio quality. When I ordered this video camera, I was a little skeptical since the camera was small but the microphpnes on top made it look professional. My package came in the mail and was anxious to try it out. When I tested this camera on playing piano, I was blown away. This video camera is amazing for sound and picture quality. When I'm ready, I'm recording piano and percusion performances with the ZoomQ3HD and posting them on youtube. I am so pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone interested in getting awesome audio, sound and picture qualities. Thank you Sweetwater!!! close [-]
December 8, 2011
Music Background: Musician (piano and percussion)
by LonCee from new york cityGreat Video and Audio gear who ever thought this machine can do so much,to be so little.I protected like my condenser microphones case with in a case.Its really something
November 16, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician
by fromWoderful piece of technology! Opens the doors to imagination.
July 27, 2011
Easy to use with great audio and video
by Steve Gardner from Custer, SDI used this recorder to capture our band at an indoor arena for an hour show. The sound and video quality are unbelievably good.
July 4, 2011
Music Background: part time pro musician
Actually my wife did the recording from in front of the stage... read more [+].
This was the first time we used the Zoom Q3HD and it worked extremely well.
The only problem is that the video quality really deteriorates if you use the zoom.
Also, I didn't read the instructions at the beginning of the instruction manual that you must load on your computer to use the "sharing" software. (I reformatted the SD card and started recording on it).
Be sure and buy the accessory package for the camera. close [-]
Phillip, Lynwood, IL
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