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Rating and Reviews: Zoom Q3HD Video Recorder

Don't compromise on sound with your hand-held video recorder. Get brilliant stereo recording with 1080p HD video, on the Zoom Q3GHD portable video recorder.

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"Handy little video recorder with great direct sound" submitted May 8, 2011

By a customer from centurytel.net
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Musical Background: Serious hobbyist
Music Style: Rock
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Sound: Thus far, I have just used the line input and it sounds great. It faithfully reproduces any line signal I put into it. I have by-passed the condenser mikes purposely because I wanted a balanced and controlled sound that comes from multiple instruments and vocals via the mixer board. This signal routing has worked beautifully. Feature: I have not yet received my assessories which include an AC adaptor, tripod stand, and carrying case. I do have a standard tripod which works great with the Q3HD. I'll have to say that battery life is too short since you can only put in 2 AA batteries. The video could be a little clearer. Ease of Use: With a little reading from the instruction manual, this product has been very easy to operate. The manual could stand to be a little more detailed but it is easy to follow. the unit is intuitve enough for someon like me to fill in the blanks. I haven't used any of the built in sound effects since what I input is what I want. Quality: I haven't had any problems with the quality. However, the unit is made of plastic and I am careful of how I treat it. Value: I don't know since it is the first digital video recorder I've owned. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to contact the company since I haven't had any issues yet. The Wow Factor: It is a cute little unit with practical controls. It is practical for what I want to do which is making videos of my wife and I playing our music so we can post them. Overall: I would be satisfied for at least a few years. Longer, battery life, clearer video, and a hefter chassis would make me search for another product. I couldn't find another product that would do what this one can. It helps me meet my musical goals. I would consider replacing it with the same unit.
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"Zoom Q3-HD" submitted February 13, 2012

By Rebecca J in Columbus, OH
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Musical Background: Play music at home
Music Style: Country, Gospel
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Overall: I bought this, sound is great for the price, picture I thought would be much clearer than what it is. Easy to operate ,compact,light weight, I bought a 32 GB memory card, will not operate in this recorder, thinking I could do longer videos. Disappointed because it will not work after buying the card and giving 145.00 for memory.
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"GREAT THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES!!!" submitted January 7, 2011

By a customer from yahoo.com
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Musical Background: Active Musician
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Sound: Excelent audio quality!!! I play the bass, and this little microphones captures low frequencies very very well. Feature: No wrist strap, no accessories what so ever! Will have to buy an accessory kit. USB 2.0 with built-in cable is kind of short. Ease of Use: Very easy to use. Quality: Doesn't look too solid, but u never know. Hope this equipment last as long as possible. Value: Should include the accessory kit with it at the same price. Manufacturer Support: No need of service so far! The Wow Factor: There is nothing sexy about this product looks but great sound and decent video quality! Overall: I expect this product to go with me for the long run.
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"GREAT sound, sub-par images" submitted October 28, 2012

By Nancy C in Falmouth, ME
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Overall: I used the Zoom Q3-HD to record a show in a club and the sound is amazing. I tried using concert lighting and the image was poor. I tried setting it on automatic, and the image was still poor. The recorder is wonderful if the lighting is good; however, I purchased it to get video of club shows. I notice that picture is not even included in the ratings scales.
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"Zoom Q3-HD Handy video recorder" submitted October 22, 2012

By Bruce McCormick in Tuttle, OK
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Musical Background: been playing for 45 years,lead vocal and rhythm guitar for "The Southern Rock Band"
Music Style: southern rock,rockin country,red dirt,outlaw country,classic rock
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Overall: cool little unit,easy to operate,great quality video and audio
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"Great Quality, just missing an audio only feature" submitted July 3, 2011

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Sound: superb sound! Feature: Biggest complaint is you can't record audio without the video huge disappointment there. Ease of Use: Top Notch Quality: Awesome quality Value: The picture and sound are amazing nothing out there touches it. Manufacturer Support: Havent used support Overall: They have to have an audio only feature, Video kills the batteries fast.
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