Hauppauge, NY – October 4, 2010 – Zoom , brought unrivaled stereo sound to your movies with the Q3 Handy Video Recorder. Now, with the Q3HD, there’s only one handheld camcorder that records audio and video in HD. The Q3HD Handy Video Recorder takes Zoom’s renowned audio technology and combines it with 1080p HD video, for movies that look and sound so realistic, you’ll re-live every moment.
Ideal for live music, rehearsals and recitals, journalism, education, travel or sports, there’s never been a smaller HD camcorder that sounds as good as the Q3HD.
The Q3HD uses the same microphone capsules as Zoom’s industry-leading H4n recorder, configured in a wide 120° X/Y pattern, for stereo recordings of unsurpassed quality and depth. Setting audio levels is easy using the onboard level meters and mic gain switch with auto gain control.
“Our core customers are musicians and they crave great audio. With the Q3HD, they'll get the audio quality they expect with exceptional 1080p HD video," says Scott Goodman, President of Samson Technologies, the U.S. Distributor for Zoom. "We're hoping these combined technologies will inspire them. It'll be exciting to see and hear what they create."
Using the popular video format of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), the Q3HD records audio in 16/24-bit WAV formats at 44.1/48/96kHz or AAC up to 320kbps.
A new, icon-based user interface makes the Q3HD easy and intuitive. Turn it on its side to watch videos in 16:9 format on its color LCD screen. Or, use the built-in HDMI port to view on your HDTV. The Q3HD also has a built-in USB 2.0 cable to transfer, view and edit your movies on your PC or Mac.
The Q3HD comes with a 2GB SD card that gives you up to 45 minutes of HD video and accepts up to a 32GB SDHC card for up to 7 hours of HD video. Zoom also includes HandyShare editing software and two AA batteries. A Q3HD accessory package (APQ-3HD), that includes a soft shell case, windscreen, AC adapter, HDMI cable, AV cable and tripod, will be sold separately.
The Zoom Q3HD will go on sale this Fall and will be widely available at major retailers.
- 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