Audio: WAV 96/48/44.1kHz
at 16-bit or 24-bit, AAC up to 320kbps
Video: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Audio Record Level
4 x Digital zoom
NTSC/PAL compatible with HDMI o/p
2 x AA battery powering
Built-in speaker & Tripod Mount
Optional APQ-3HD Accessory Kit
Handy Audio Recorder with HD Video
Zoom brought great one-touch HD audio to market with
their standard definition Q3 Handy Video
Recorder. Now, with the Q3HD, HD sound and HD video (1080p) comes
together in one convenient handheld device. The Q3HD Handy
Recorder takes Zoom’s renowned audio technology and combines it with HD
video, allowing you to capture every moment in sound and picture with
stunning clarity and resolution.
Of course, like the Q3, the Q3HD is very much an audio-driven unit. Its video function
is an adjunct to its audio capabilities rather than the other way round.
Audio is still the thing it does best - not surprising because the Q3HD's
microphones are the same as those fitted to Zoom's excellent
can even turn the video function off and just use it as a stereo audio
recorder. But with its picture gathering abilities here's an audio
recorder with a difference! These are just some of the amazing features
• Brilliant Stereo
Recording... Now with HD Video
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. Time
lags generated by differences in distances from sound sources are
eliminated by aligning the left and right recording positions on the
same axis. In addition to left-right stereo width, a sense of depth from
front to back is also captured faithfully, allowing your recordings to
• It's an HD world
With the Q3HD, it’s never been easier or more fun to shoot great videos.
Select 720p or 1080p for amazing clarity and detail no matter where or
what you’re shooting. It also includes two standard definition (SD)
formats for those times when a smaller file size is needed.
With a new lens and imaging sensor, the Q3HD captures exceptionally
clean video that is compressed with the high quality H.264 video codec.
It also has a larger aperture, which lets more light into your movies.
And with its 4x digital zoom, the Q3HD gets you closer to the action.
• Easy file transfer
using built-in USB cable
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.
• Use the HandyShare
software to master sound recordings
The Q3HD’s bundled HandyShare editing and
uploading software lets you to manage and edit your audio and video
recordings easily as well as upload them to social networking sites.
From live musical performances, rehearsals and recitals to journalism,
education and sports, you can easily share your movies with everyone on
your favourite websites like YouTube. Moreover, effect functions in the
software allow you to bring the sound of video recordings up to the
level of a finished product. Normalize a recording for a consistent
volume level, add reverb to give rich reflections to the sounds of
instruments and voices and use a mastering effect to enhance the impact
of a performance with compression. Just select a preset. It’s easy
enough for anyone to use.
• 24-bit/96kHz linear
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. In addition to being able to
switch between “Low” and “High” gain levels, the “Auto” setting allows
for automatic level adjustments. The versatile controls on your Q3HD
mean your videos have amazing clarity no matter the application.
• Start recording with
a single button
After turning the power on, the Q3HD is ready
to shoot in just 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.
• Enjoy HD video on
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 theatre's audio system.
SD & SDHC Card Media
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 with AAC (192 kbps) audio quality.
Click here for Card
Capacity / Recording Time Charts.
• Runs on
readily-available AA batteries
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 (see our suggested batteries and chargers below).
Included Accessories in the Box: 2Gb SD Card, 2 x AA Batteries Optional Extras (see below): APQ-3HD Accessory Pack containing
Soft Case, Foam Windshield,
UK AC Adaptor, HDMI Cable, AV Cable and Tripod Stand