Zoom Intros $99 H1 Handy Recorder

Jun 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware

Zoom has introduced the H1 Handy Recorder, the latest in their line of portable digital audio recorders. The Zoom H1 packs a surprising amount of power into a tiny $99 package.

The H1’s onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern. The result is stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging.

The H1 records on microSD cards and comes with a 2GB card. Using a 32 GB microSD card allows over 50 hours of recording time at 16-bit/44.1 kHz.


  • Stereo X/Y mic configuration captures perfect stereo images
  • Same frequency and SPL handling as popular Zoom H2
  • Records Broadcast WAV (BWF) at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
  • Records MP3 from 48 to 320kbps for maximum recording time
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
  • Built-in reference speaker
  • Includes 2GB microSD card and one AA battery
  • One AA size battery allows 10 hours operation
  • Accommodates up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards
  • Track marker function
  • Low cut filter
  • Built-in tripod mount
  • 1/8″ external mic input
  • Stereo 1/8″ line output
  • Auto record level

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5 Responses to “Zoom Intros $99 H1 Handy Recorder”

  1. Orion says:

    Looks great. Really wished it had a USB rechargeable battery. Even so I may have to get one.

  2. snoopi says:

    $99? We’ll see… a lot can happen between now and July 31.

  3. Alenakis says:

    o! Great! It’s look like an electric shaver:)

  4. dave says:

    Check out other pictures of the Zoom H1.. Ive noticed how different one picture is from another..

    Some Zoom H1 have shinny looking mics and some have mics with more mesh.. which is better.?

  5. Marc-Antoine says:

    Nice. Interesting. Is this work easily with a Mac or we have to install a plug-in that is not really working?

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