Zoom Q3HD
Zoom Q3HD

Q3HD, Pocket cam from Zoom in the Q series.

8oris 07/02/2011

Zoom Q3HD : 8oris's user review

" To film at home"

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Value For Money : Excellent
* How long have you use it?
A few months ago. I could shoot some demos of stuff, a few repetitions.

* What is so special that you like most and least?
- Video quality,
- The audio quality,
- Storage on SD cards,
- Getting started "easy you die"
- In the line,
- Possibilities for encoding audio / video
- The possibility to use it without video audio recorder.

- The plastic housing (no kidding!)
- USB cable with 2 cm long, unless such practice does not exist,
- The record button in the middle of the jog controls and super sensitive, which makes the films two seconds become a habit,
- The software "Handyshare" Zoom: ugly, irrelevant, it seems a freeware so it's 90 years of nase (limit shame on this point),
- The lack of wide angle cruel: difficult to film a whole group,
- The fact that the lens is fixed. To videos of demos of effects pedals, attention as it sucks,
- Pack sold separately for about thirty euros and indispensable (includes windscreen, mini tripod and a dedicated power (forget the diet Boss: This is a mini plug)),
- Battery power for a product released in 2010 (without messing bis!).

* Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No. I had not bought the first Q3 because I was on that walk and that would evolve into an HD version. For once, I did well to wait.

* How would you rate the quality / price?
Good. Most excellent, but not good for a all in one solution. For the same price, you can find a small camescode HD with better video quality and an external microphone jack.

* With experience, you do again this choice?
Yes. For the video hard to film rehearsals quickly not too bad actually make videos of you taking up the Canon Rock and mail it to YouTube, the fact ca.
For events, for concerts, I am less certain because the object will not last long if you do fall into the mud hopped a summer festival. Besides, the battery power that can be hazardous.
In short, good home!