Summary: I gave this product one star because I can't give it no stars...I could not have been more disappointed with this product. First and foremost...the zoom on the ZOOM is almost non-existent. Wrong name for this product. I purchased this product as a gift and I was SOOOOO EMBARRASSED when my wife opened the package. After seeing this product and working the menu system, it reminded me of a kid's toy.
Summary: I wanted the recorder for its size and apparent ability to support an external mic for the highest quality recording for streaming video, like YouTube. The Zoom website says: Audio input jack The Q3HD's audio input jack allows for external recording devices to capture video and stereo recordings to the unit. Combined with a mixer, you can use this recorder to capture sound through multiple microphones for sophisticated recordings. This statement is misleading.