Summary: While the sound is great the picture is not. The picture is just average and nothing special. Also, it really is a bit awkward to use due to it's shape. Turns out that it is more novelty than functional.
Summary: I had this camera for almost a year, it's very easy to use. However, the video quality is definitely not HD (even at 1080p), you have to work really hard to get the right lighting to get a good video quality. In general, the videos are very blurry. The audio is great but the high and low gain settings are totally extreme, you can't dial a middle position to suit your needs better.
Summary: I have an older Zoom camera that I use all the time. When I ordered that camera (2yrs ago) it came with a carrying case, foam cover to, put over the microphone when using it outside to cut down on the wind noise, a one 1 gig disk and a charger cord. With the Zoom camera I just ordered/received all that came with it was a 2 gig disk. Most electronic devices come with at least a charger.
Summary: My husband loves this, but when I tried to video tape something it cut me off. I am not sure why. My husband said it was because he needed to replace the batteries. We shall see. The jury is still out on this unit, in my eyes. My husband on the other hand loves it.
Summary: I am a dedicated Zoom user (H4, H1), and my primary purpose is to record lectures as a graduate student. I especially love Zoom H1, and recommended it to my classmates, and they bought their own and love H1. This semester I am taking a lecture and the professor use projectors and didn't give the notes in order.
Summary: This replaces the original Q3. For those of us that have it - we know that the video qualty was so poor it was almost useless. However the sound quality was great. This ups the bar and gives you decent video - though still not up with the Flips and such. The highest setting is not realy useful as motion gets "Jumpy" - so unless people and things don't move - don't use that setting. I am not sure that the audio is up to what the previous Q3 was.