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Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder

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Pocket camcorder records in 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 30 and 60 fps

Zoom announced the new Q3HD Handy Video Recorder — the only handheld to record both HD video and HD audio (24-bit/96kHz). The Q3HD takes Zoom's renowned audio technology and combines it with crystal clear 1080p video that will make home movies, live musical performances, sporting events or travel videos into truly immersive movies that look and sound so realistic the audience will relive every moment.

This “best in class” point-and-shoot features both full HD 1080p at 30 fps (frames per second) and 720p at 30 or 60 fps. A 4x digital zoom and a larger, redesigned aperture is paired with three lighting settings ensuring the perfect amount of light in every shot. Zoom's exclusive “Concert Lighting” setting allows the camera to capture clear, detailed videos even in light intensive environments that would cause most camcorders to wash out.

Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder - side

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.

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.

Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder in hand

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.

Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder - back

Specifications

Recording Media SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB) *Class 4 or higher recommended.
Imaging Device 1/3.2-inch 5M pixels CMOS sensor
Optics Lens Fixed Focus (1.0m to infinity), F2.8
Video Format MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (MOV)
Video Resolution HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps
Audio Format PCM (Quantization : 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency : 44.1/48/96kHz)
AAC (Bit Rate : 48 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency : 48kHz)
Sound Functions Lo-cut filter, Auto REC level
Video Functions 4x digital zoom, Scene select, Divide, Trim
Display 2.4-inch full color LCD (QVGA)
Built-in Mic Unidirectional, 120-degree X/Y stereo
Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 130dB SPL
Built-in Speaker Monaural, 400mW 8Ω
Input LINE IN (1/8″ Stereo phone jack)
Outputs Mini-HDMI (Type C)
TV OUT (NTSC / PAL compatible)
LINE/PHONES OUT (1/8″ Stereo phone jack)
USB USB2.0 High speed compatible, Mass storage class operation
Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries (LR6 or Ni-MH)
AC adapter(AD-14): DC5V/1A/center positive
Battery Life 2 hours (Movie mode), 4 hours (Audio mode)
Dimensions 51(W) x 132.9(D) x 23(H) mm
Weight 105g (without batteries)
Accessories SD memory card (2GB), 2 x AA/LR6 batteries (for testing the unit)

Availability
The Zoom Q3HD (check price) will go on sale this Fall and will be widely available at major retailers.

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