Q3HD Records Audio and Video in HD

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Zoom’s Q3HD Handy Video Recorder isn’t much bigger than a cell phone, but can record 1080p video and high-quality PCM audio.

As well as recording 1080p HD video at 30 fps, the Q3HD will also record 720p HD video at 60fps or 30fps. For audio, it carries a pair of unidirectional microphones, arranged in the same 120° X/Y pattern found on some of its audio field recorders. It will record PCM audio at up to 24bits and 96KHz, as well as variable bit (48-320 Kbps) AAC. It has level meters on board as well as a microphone gain switch.

The lens has a fixed focal length (with 4x digital zoom) and a decently big (F/2.8) maximum aperture. You can control exposure using one of three lighting settings. The unit has 2.4-inch LCD and HDMI and USB 2.0 ports.

Specification Hightlights: Q3HD Handy Video Recorder

  • Recording Media: SD/SDHC (up to 32GB, Class 4 or higher recommended)
  • Sensor: 1/3.2-inch 5 megapixel CMOS
  • Lens: Fixed Focus (1.0m to infinity), F/2.8 (4x digital zoom)
  • Video Formats: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264(MOV)
  • Video Resolution: HD1080p 30fps; HD720p 60fps or 30fps; WVGA
  • Audio: PCM (16/24bit, 44.1/48/96kHz); AAC (48 to 320kbps, 48kHz)
  • Built-in Mic: Unidirectional, 120-degree X/Y stereo
  • Sound Functions: Lo-cut filter, Auto REC level
  • Display: 2.4-inch LCD
  • Built-in Monaural Speaker
  • Line In: 1/8-inch stereo
  • Line Out: 1/8-inch stereo
  • Video Out: Mini-HDMI (Type C)
  • USB: USB2.0 Mass storage mode
  • Power: 2 x AA
  • Battery Life: 2 hours (Movie mode), 4 hours (Audio mode)
  • Dimensions: 51 x 132.9 x 23 mm (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 105g (without batteries)
  • Price: na

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