Its decision time once again as you get ready to attend that big event you have been waiting for. You would love to capture some of the moments that take place so that you could show them to others later on, but by the same token you really do not have anywhere to carry your normal video recorder. You wish there were a recorder that could slide into a jacket pocket that could get these memories for you in high quality audio and video. Well fret no more because there is such a product available and it is the ZOOM Q3HD Handy Video Recorder.
Zoom is a noted name in a number of industries and is well known for the quality of product that they create. Reporters, musicians and fans alike all rave that the output produced by their technology is always first rate. With this new ZOOM Q3HD Handy Video Recorder, they have taken it to a new level. The suggested retail price of $299.99 makes it quite affordable when you consider its size and portability, not to mention the many features that it brings with the package.
The first thing that will stand out about the Q3HD is the capabilities of the product it produces. Let’s talk about the video which the Zoom Q3HD can grab for you in one of two modes. If you want to go the standard route it will catch 720p video for you, and do it at either 30 or 60 frames per second which is top notch. However if high-def output is what you strive for, the Q3HD can capture memories for you in 1080p high-definition video at 30 frames per second. Add to this the fact that in terms of audio you can record at up to 24 bits per second using its X-Y stereo audio recording ability and you have a truly exceptional little package on your hands.
Those are the heavy hitters that the Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder bring to the table, but don’t think that it would rest on just those things. There are plenty of other features that make this product one for you to consider picking up. How about SDHC removable storage which if you go to its full capacity can support up to 32 GB of data. You’re also going to find that for a small device it has a nice 2.4-inch 320 by 240-pixel display, which is more than enough for a user’s needs. Heck you’re even going to have the use of an HDMI output which will let you get that new video and audio footage up on your HDTV.
The Zoom Q3HD also has another interesting feature not found in most recorders of this type. It Includes 3 different lighting choices that lets you get just the right setup for the video you’re shooting. Are you somebody that makes the rounds at clubs or the concert scene, perhaps a blogger of some type? Well one of the settings that this camera includes is a concert setting which will let you capture quality video, even in those difficult lighting conditions. You will also find that the Zoom Q3HD also has USB 2.0 connectivity, and employs an icon based user interface now, which is much easier to deal with than previous versions of their software.
What power does the Q3HD run on? You might be surprised to learn that it is only two AA batteries, something that is inexpensive and easy to replace on the fly. You can carry a couple of spare in your other jacket pocket without issue there. If you’re concerned about what format your videos would be in, there is no reason to worry. The Zoom Q3HD does not have proprietary software like some offerings, but instead saves video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. Simply put this small device pack a lot of punch for the asking price, especially if quality is something that you relish in your video and audio content.