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Zoom Q2HD Handy Recorder : Review


Quickly on internet

It has been designed for the upload of the videos on Internet, and in fact it is compatible with many specific applications, like Ustream producer, Skype and Flash Media Live Encoder. Everything is easy and fast.


A technology, derived from the H2n, that uses a new capsule that can be considered two mics in one. These, generally, can be unidirectional or bidirectional. The Q2HD condenser mic combines the two types and, thanks to the control of the width of the stereo field, it turns out flexible and capable to reproduce every nuance of the audio.

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

It records video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, in full HD. The resolution is really remarkable, 1920 x 1080 pixel, but the user can select a different value, 720p, if a smaller file size is necessary.


3 presets

The analog gain can be adjusted manually or the user can choose between three presets (Meeting/Concert/Solo). In addition it provides an automatic function. The low cut filter can be useful to avoid distortions of the signal.

Zoom and editing

The good 4x zoom, obviously digital, and some onboard editing functions, like divide and trim, allow a complete job without using a computer.

The lighting selection

Three different modes: Auto, Concert lighting and Night. When in auto mode the Q2HD automatically sets brightness and color for an optimal result.


It can stream the video directly to an HDTV. This digital output guarantees an excellent result. The cable must be bought separately.

Bundle software

It comes with a software that can be used for many different purposes. With HandyShare the user can manage, edit and upload the recorded material.

The accessory pack

APQ-2HD is a set of six accessories that increases the Q2HD flexibility. The package includes, for example, the HDMI cable, the USB cable, a windscreen and an AC adapter.

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