H1 Handy Recorder Shrinks Size, Expands Features

Jun 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

Audio equipment company Zoom has unveiled its new H1 Handy Recorder.  At about 2 oz, the H1 is Zoom’s smallest recorder to date.

The device features the same onboard microphones as Zoom’s H2, configured in an X/Y pattern, and makes 24-bit/96 kHz stereo recordings.  The H1 sports a newly designed user interface that places all its functions “at the touch of a button.”  Zoom included access to the track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls with onboard buttons and no menus.

Suggested retail price for the H1 is $99 and will be available July 30.

The H1 can accommodate up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards, providing over 50 hours of recording time and is powered by a single AA size battery, which provides up to 10 hours or continuous operation between battery changes. An H1 accessory kit [$24.99] includes a windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, soft carrying pouch and mic clip adapter.

Key Features:
• Stereo X/Y mic configuration captures perfect stereo images
• Same frequency and SPL handling as popular Zoom H2
• Records WAV 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
• Records MP3 from 48 to 320kbps for maximum recording time
• USB 2.0 port and integrated reference speaker built-in
• One AA size (LR6) battery – 10 hours operation
• Includes 2GB microSD memory card and AA battery
• Accommodates up to 32GB microSD memory cards
• Auto record level setting
• Track marker function
• Low cut filter
• 1/8” external mic input
• Stereo 1/8” line output
• Built-in mounting joint for tripod and mic stand mounting

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