Excerpt: I use the zoom products for everyone from band recordings to karaoke, live filming at Live Action Roleplay events, ATVing, everything... even podcasting. When the q2 came out, I had to get it and MAN was a disappointed! The battery life is 20 minutes, audio is not near what the Q3 is and the case just feels cheaper. Never again will I buy a Zoom product.
Pros: Easy to Use
Cons: Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, Poor Sound
Summary: I would highly recommend you go elsewhere for a camera. Got this thing the other day. Doesnt work. Frozen white screen. no menu options. Both video cards were installed per mfg instructions. put in different batteries also and nothing helps. have went everywhere online for support and it appears i just got a junk unit. Which doesnt surprise me considering it is a zoom product. Chinese garbage. I, like others, saw the super cheap price and went for it.
Summary: If you are looking for something easy to connect to your computer, forget about this one ! It records ok, but the moment you wish to connect via usb ? AMATEUR HOUR CITY !!!!!! Believe me, once you start doing ANYTHING with this piece of junk, you will wish that the thing had a sympathetic nervous system, so that you can inflict PAIN on it. I had to restrain myself repeatedly to toss it against the wall, or stomp it into gear-hell .
Summary: Why 1 star? 1. The recorder eats the 2 AA batteries. After a short time of using them they are hot because they were drained so fast! 2 there is not an impute for an external battery pack. Even if there were, the convenience factor would be lost. 3. You need Apples quicktime to view these files on your computer. 4. When you download the software for the Q2, you get distorted sound, and BAD quality video-do not download and install it. 5.
Summary: I bought this think I could make nice musical videos for YouTube. The unit is pure junk! First if you record in the high quality sound you get a PCM sound attached to your video that WILL NOT PLAY on a computer or mack. The video file will be missing sound. You can't edit it in Pinnacle, Windows movie maker, or any video editing software that I know of. The editing software they give you is junk.