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Zoom Q3HD Handy Recorder : Review



Compared with the normal version the Q3HD adds the video in 1080p, not only the audio in high definition. Everything in a very compact size and at an affordable price. Certainly, a good job.


Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. The resolution, incredibly, is 1920 x 1080, but the user can select another resolution, 720p. Really incredible numbers that testify the advanced and modern electronics.

Handy Share

With this software you can edit your videos and upload them to Internet. You can add effects, like a reverb, or normalize volume, so to make it constant. At the end of the job, the final mixing with a compressor.


Obviously, the quality is excellent. Up to 24-bit/96 kHz, with the possibility to select the gain level, automatically or manually. In addition there is a low cut filter, so to avoid signal distortions.

The HDMI output

The Q3HD is very modern and with an advanced electronics. So, this small jewel provides an HDMI output, so to connect it to an HDTV. The cable is not included in the box. You have to buy it separately.

The 2.4" Display


An added value is, certainly, the built-in LCD. All the functions are represented through some icons. The display, obviously, shows all the information, such as the input level, the recording time and the battery. In addition, this is a beautiful thing, it is 16:9, so you can play and watch your videos in real-time in a widescreen format. Beutiful!

General opinion

This small technological jewel features many advanced functions, that i have only summarized in this review. The possibility to record audio and video in HD is really a rare thing in a similar product and the price is absolutely affordable, if we consider the overall characteristics. Only 280 Euros, approximately.

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