Summary: I will be the first to admit that I am not a pro at recording anything. However, I have had nothing but problems with this recorder. I am a music teacher and a professional singer who uses this unit to record concerts. I just can't seem to get the gain set correctly.
Summary: It's been a few months now that I've been using the Q3HD and to be quite honest I don't like using it. Granted that my Guitar instructor gave it to me so I can film him while playing. It's not worth using. The battery life sucks and only good for an hour or 2 of recording.
Good audio quality, below-average video, useless battery life
24 December 2011
Summary: I guess they think having decent audio means you can make people overlook the terrible video quality. And to be honest I would've overlooked it if the batteries lasted more than 20 minutes before needing to be replaced.
Summary: HD?????? Don't be fooled... the Zoom Q3HD is just a toy. (my cell phone has better video quality!) I do a lot of recording for an American made guitar manufacture. So I was looking for an extra angle as well as great sound recording w/out breaking the bank. The audio is good...
Summary: PROS The audio is impeccable. Different options for file format. Handles really really loud bands perfectly. It has an option to record audio only which is cool. CONS The video plain sucks. You get two options really: Dark or crappy. I don't honestly see a difference between it and the first Q3.