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Old Nov 29, 2010, 4:28 AM   #1
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Default Zoom Q3HD

Now this is a impressive one!

The Q3 Was ok, but only done 640 x 480 video.

Zoom do some pretty impressive field recorders - The H4N is one I have and Love using it with the Kodak Zi8 For audio.


X-Y Mics, Line-in input

Specs paste:
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones with 120 X/Y configuration for true stereo imaging
  • Video resolution of 720p at 30 or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 fps
  • WVGA (standard definition) at 30 or 60 fps is also available for smaller file sizes
  • Get up to 45 minutes of 720p at 30fps video with 2GB SD card
  • Accepts up to a 32GB SDHC cards for 7 hours of 720p at 30fps (Audio at AAC192 kbps)
  • Large 2.4-inch 320 x 240 color LCD display
  • Built-in NTSC/PAL TV and HDMI output
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
  • Audio formats: 44.1/48/96kHz 16/24-bit WAV (PCM) or AAC up to 320kbps
  • Auto Record Level automatically sets audio levels during recordings
  • Uses two standard AA batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • USB 2.0 with built-in cable
  • Windows and Mac OS compatible
  • Built-in speaker and tripod mount
  • Includes HandyShare editing and, YouTube uploader software, Apple Quicktime, 2GB SD card, two AA batteries
  • Optional accessory package (APQ-3HD) includes soft shell case, windscreen, AC adapter, HDMI cable, AV cable and tripod

What I'd love to know, is if it does live hdmi output (I doubt it).

Still, this is impressive!

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Old Nov 30, 2010, 2:31 AM   #2
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It's a bit confusing that they say "Use the Line In to record sound from an external mic." Line level and mic level inputs are two different things: a line level audio source will overload a mic level input, while a mic level audio source will be nearly inaudible on a line level input. My only guess is that the mic gain switch (Low/High/Auto) doubles as a mic level/line level switch for the "line in" jack.
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 8:53 AM   #3
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I found a blogger's review of it:

They have a youtube video in it showing it side by side with the zi8, some other camera and the q3hd, all pocket camcorders with an audio input.
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