Take a standard palm sized VGA flash memory camcorder with a 2.4 inch screen and SD card storage. Throw in twin XY configuration stereo condenser mics and switchable gain and what have you got? A Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder, that’s what. The Samson guys are pretty hot on audio, so even if the video on this is pretty ho-hum in today’s HD Flip world, you can bet the sound on this is going to be rather better than your average. Which may explain the $249.00 price tag.
The Q3 uses the same microphone capsules as our industry-leading H4n Handy Recorder and is perfect for recording anything where great audio and video are a must. From live musical performances and rehearsals, interviews, conferences to video podcasts, journalism, education, recitals, weddings or sports, the Q3’s pristine audio quality takes your videos to another level.