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Q3HD Handy Video Recorder

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Brilliant stereo recording... now with HD video.

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 does it all in 1080p. The Q3HD Handy Video Recorder takes Zoom's renowned audio technology and combines it with HD video, allowing you to capture every moment with stunning clarity and resolution.

It's an HD World
With the Q3HD, it's never been easier or more fun to shoot great videos. Select 720p or 1080p for amazing clarity and detail no matter where or what you're shooting. It also includes two standard definition (SD) formats for those times when a smaller file size is needed.

With a new lens and imaging sensor, the Q3HD captures exceptionally clean video that is compressed with the high quality H.264 video codec. It also has a larger aperture, which lets more light into your movies. And with its 4X digital zoom, the Q3HD gets you closer to the action.

Turn it sideways
Zoom made on-the-go viewing better than ever with the Q3HD. Simply turn the camera on its side and press play. Watch your videos anywhere with its "widescreen" color LCD screen and built-in reference speaker.
Bring up the lights.

With the Q3HD, you can choose among three different lighting settings. This makes shooting video in challenging lighting conditions easy. For most situations, choosing "Auto" will give you the best, clearest results. You can also select "Concert Lighting", which will automatically adjust for rapid changes in stage lights and compensate when the stage goes dark. Choose "Night" for maximizing any available light in the lowest light conditions.

Sound makes the movie
The Q3HD uses the same microphone capsules as Zoom's industry-leading H4n Handy Recorder. From live musical performances, rehearsals and recitals to journalism, education, sports or travel, the Q3HD's pristine audio is so realistic your movies will transport you back to the moment, to relive over and over again.

With two on-board, studio-quality condenser mics configured in a wide 120 X/Y pattern, the Q3HD gives you true depth and stereo imaging, making your movies sound as if they were recorded on a Hollywood soundstage.

The Q3HD also displays audio meters, allowing you to quickly monitor and set your levels. Set the gain to High or Low to record in soft or loud environments. Or use the Q3HD's Auto Level to automatically set the right recording level for any given situation. And now with two settings for Auto Level Gain Control, we've made it easy to get great sound no matter what you're shooting. For outdoor shoots, we highly recommend using a windscreen over the mics.

HD Movies out of the box
The Q3HD is packaged with everything you need to make your movies right out of the box. It includes a 2GB SD card, HandyShare editing software and two AA batteries. With a 2GB SD card, you can record up to 45 minutes of HD video. The Q3HD will also accept SDHC cards of up to 32GB for a staggering 7 hours of HD moviemaking.

Accessorize your moviemaking with the Q3HD Accessory Pack
To further enhance its versatility, a Q3HD accessory package (see sku # H70240), including a soft shell case, windscreen, AC adapter, HDMI cable, AV cable and tripod, is sold separately.

The Q3HD brings HD video and audio together for great looking videos that sound better than ever.


  • 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 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
  • Optional accessory package (APQ-3HD) includes soft shell case, windscreen, AC adapter, HDMI cable, AV cable and tripod
  • Included Accessories
    • HandyShare editing and YouTube uploader software, Apple Quicktime, 2GB SD card

    Enjoy HD video and awesome audio. Order today.


    Q3HD Handy Video Recorder Specifications:

  • Recording Media: SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB), Class 4 or higher recommended., 2GB included
  • Imaging Device: 1/3.2" 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: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency:44.1/48/96kHz)
  • AAC (Bit Rate: 64 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: full color LCD (QVGA)
  • Built-in Mic: Unidirectional, 120-degree X/Y stereo, Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 130dB SPL
  • Built-in Speaker: Monaural, 400mW 8Î
  • 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: Works on 2 x AA batteries (LR6 included or you can use Ni-MH sold separately)
  • AC adapter(AD-14): DC5V/1A/center positive
  • Battery Life: 2 hours (Movie mode), 4 hours (Audio mode)
  • Dimensions(mm): 51(W) x 132.9(D) x 23(H)
  • Weight:105g (without batteries)
  • Accessories: SD memory card (2GB), 2 x AA/LR6 batteries (for testing the unit)
  • System requirements for HandyShare software
      • Windows XP 32-bit (SP2 or later), Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit (SP1 or later), Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit
      • Intel Pentium4 1.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or faster
      • 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended)
      • 1024 x 600 monitor resolution or more
      • USB1.1/2.0 compatible port
      • Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later / 10.5 / 10.6
      • Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel Mac only)
      • 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended)
      • 1024 x 600 monitor resolution or more
      • USB1.1/2.0 compatible port
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