Zoom Q3 Promises To Be “Best Sounding Video Camcorder You’ve Ever Heard”

Jul 21st, 2009 | By | Category: General, Video

Zoom has introduced a new video recorder, the Zoom Q3, that promises to be “the best sounding video camcorder you’ve ever heard.”

The Q3 uses the same microphone capsules as Zoom’s popular H4n Handy Recorder. The Q3 has two condenser mics on-board, in an X/Y pattern in order to capture an accurate stereo image

The Q3 looks like it could provide a good set of features for creating Internet videos, but the resolution is limited to 640 x 480.

The Q3 is expected to sell for around $250 and ship in the Fall.


  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones with X/Y configuration for true stereo imaging
  • Get up to 1 hour of video with bundled 2GB SD card
  • Accepts up to a 32GB SDHC card for 16 hours of recording time
  • Large 2.4″ LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 240
  • Video resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 frames/sec
  • Video Format: MPEG-4 SP
  • NTSC / PAL TV output
  • Optics Lens Type: Fixed Focus (0.8m to infinity)
  • Audio formats with video include 44.1/48kHz 16/24-bit Linear PCM WAV or MP3 up to 320kbps
  • Audio only formats include 96kHz 16/24-bit Linear PCM WAV
  • Auto Record Level automatically adjusts audio levels during recordings
  • Uses two standard AA batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • USB 2.0 with built-in cable
  • Windows and Mac OS compatible
  • Built-in speaker and tripod mount
  • Includes on-board editing software, YouTube uploader software, Apple Quicktime, TV cable, softcase, windscreen, 2GB SD card, two AA Batteries
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3 Responses to “Zoom Q3 Promises To Be “Best Sounding Video Camcorder You’ve Ever Heard””

  1. Tom says:

    I was going to get the Zoom H2 for my podcasts, and then just saw this – I now think I’ll wait another month or two…! Looks awesome 🙂

  2. Thanks for the camcorders information. Very informative.

  3. Bosse says:

    The USB cable looks very short …

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