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TestDrive: Zoom Q3HD Video Recorder

FutureMusic
19 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Samson decided to marry their expertise in affordable field recorders with portable, High-Definition video to deliver the Zoom Q3HD …
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Overall 7
7.0

Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder Review

Maclife
18 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The Q3HD pairs decent image quality with uncommonly good audio. It’s easy to overlook this pocket shooter’s shortcomings once you hear the difference.
  • Pros: Strong audio quality. Includes audio in and out. Makes basic in-camera edits to free up space. Optionally records audio without video. HDMI and analog video outputs let you watch results on a TV immediately.
  • Cons: Lens distance is too tight for small rooms. Short battery life. Cheap body even includes plastic tripod-socket. Doesn’t mount as a live OS X audio (or video) device.
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How ‘Bout Some Audio With Yer Video

Gear Patrol
28 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Samson has been very successful in the audio-gear business – “so let’s take our knowledge of sound and make the foray into video,” cheered the engineers, as they hit on a eureka moment. And jump on the bandwagon they did, with the new Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder, which sports a pair of stereo condenser mics in an X/Y configuration for accurate aural imaging.
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Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder

Guitar World
27 August 2010
  • Conclusion: If audio is a priority, the Zoom Q3 is a very capable yet affordable video recorder that offers decent video with outstanding sound.
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Overall 6
6.0

Zoom Q3HD review

Stuff.tv
7 December 2010
  • Summary: Zoom are better known for manufacturing audio equipment than pocket camcorders, or indeed video equipment of any kind, so it is no surprise to find that sound quality has been top of their wish-list when designing this quirky looking beast. The most notable feature of the chunky, plastic case, is the large cage extension on top. This is home to two directional microphones, strategically placed in a 120º x-y formation to capture a wide separation stereo audio signal.
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Overall 10
10

Zoom Q3 review

Stuff.tv
13 November 2009
  • Summary: Coming out of leftfield, Zoom’s Q3 recorder is completely unlike other pocket camcorders: for a change high-quality sound is the primary objective. Zoom’s heritage is in audio, and it’s well known for guitar effects pedals, but the Q3 adds a healthy dose of video to the mix. Adequate video The VGA-resolution video (640x480) is a long way from the HD capabilities of the latest crop of handy-size cams but the colours are mainly accurate and you get smooth movement rather...
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Overall 7
7.0

Zoom Q3HD

CNET
1 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Le Zoom Q3HD est un enregistreur audio doté d’une caméra, filmant jusqu’en 1080p. Son originalité et ses fonctionnalités présagent sur le papier d’un produit intéressant. Affaire à affirmer dans le test.
  • Pros: simplicité d'utilisation, qualité du mode vidéo 1080p, mode de diffusion des enregistrements (TV HD, système audio indépendant...), qualité audio remarquable, sensibilité des micros, réglages disponibles, possibilité d'engistrer de l'audio uniquement
  • Cons: design, connecteur USB trop court, qualité vidéo en 720p et WVGA, bundle assez pauvre (peu de câble fourni), prix
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Zoom Q3

Mac life
16 March 2011
  • Conclusion: So vielfältig wie vom Hersteller beschrieben lässt sich die Q3 wegen der geringen Kamera-Auflösung nicht verwenden. Seine Hauptaufgabe, qualitativ hochwertige Audioaufnahmen zu erstellen, meistert das Gerät jedoch um so besser. Sowohl Journalisten, Hobby-Podcaster als auch angehende Musiker dürften den Rekorder als praktisches Accessoire zu schätzen wissen.
  • Pros: Standard-AA-Batterien, Sehr gute Audio-Qualität
  • Cons: mäßige Video-Qualität, klobig
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Test: Zoom Q3HD

Mac life
4 January 2011