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Zoom Q2HD Handy HD Video Recorder with 2GB SD Card and Two AA Batteries

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  • Built-in condenser microphones with 30° to 150° Mid-Side stereo configuration
  • Video resolution of 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 30 or 60 fps
  • Accepts up to a 64GB SDXC cards
  • USB 2.0 High Speed, mini-HDMI (Type C) and 1/8-inch stereo Line/Phones connectors
  • Powered by two standard AA batteries, AC adapter or USB bus
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Display Size 2 inches 2.7 inches 4 inches 2.7 inches
Dimensions 2.5 inches x 7 inches x 4 inches 4.72 inches x 5.75 inches x 2.95 inches 2.17 inches x 0.98 inches x 0.98 inches 2.22 inches x 2.12 inches x 4.68 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 2.5 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • Item model number: Q2HD
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 6, 2012

Product Description

Zoom brought brilliant HD video and stereo sound to your movies with the Q3HD. Now, with the Q2HD Handy Video Recorder, there's only one handheld camcorder with both onboard Mid-Side stereo recording and live streaming capabilities. In addition, the Q2HD features an upgraded camera sensor, enhanced user interface and much more for capturing and sharing great looking videos that sound better than ever.

Customer Reviews

This is all about excellent sound recording but the video quality is also good.
Safety Sam
Believe me, once you start doing ANYTHING with this piece of junk, you will wish that the thing had a sympathetic nervous system, so that you can inflict PAIN on it.
sol pincus
Most people buy this for recording bands and concerts because of the great audio.
Guitar Operator

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hyatt on August 31, 2012
This is a tiny recorder that is almost as small as the H1. It has very nice video (better than the iPhone video) but it has
amazing quality audio.
It feels better made than the H1, and the card entry is better made than the flimsy cover on the H1 in which people have
had it break off. Samson appears to have gotten the memo on this.
The sound is amazingly clear, as I tested it on acoustic guitar and vocals at varying distances, and
it came out clear, but with a rich sound of a Martin guitar not lost in translation somewhere.
It appears to have low noise, similar in quality, perhaps to the Zoom H2n, and can be used solely as an audio recorder, saving battery
usage. I got a 16g card so it will go for almost 4 hours of video at a lower rate, with tons of hours as audio only.
Recording at the higher rate is a nice option, far above CD quality, and something most consider to be Zoom's standard now.
The menu is easy to operate and the user will not likely need the instruction booklet for very long. It is intuitive and the
USB connection is easy. Differing from the Q3HD is that it does not take external microphones and will only work on more
modern televisions (not the old sets) using a HDMI cable. The auto settings for both audio and video are nice for those of us
who are just looking to grab some nice video of the kids' sporting events, and when it is time for a more serious video of a music
performance, we have the option of setting the gain for ourselves, as well as the lighting settings. At HD720/30, a 16gb card gives me 3 hours 17 minutes, While the audio can be set all the way to 96/24! (the video goes up to 1080/30 dropping me to 2 hours 30 minutes of video time.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Guitar Operator on April 17, 2014
#1 Best Camera AUDIO Recorder on the Market for the Price!
Zoom's by-line used to be:
"A little bit of video and a whole lot of audio"

The reason you buy this recorder is you only have 100 bucks and you want killer audio recordings to accompany your average videos.
Believe me, an average video with great sound is much better than a great video with lousy sound.

For one to get both, you will have to shell out a lot more money or get fancy with various equipment. This is a handy, quick to grab camera that records audio very well.
You can hold this up to a savage drummer punishing a crash cymbal with near perfect clarity. The bass and subs come through most excellent. Great for concerts, loud events and people with little money.

Not convenient for editing the video files without using third-party software applications like Adobe Premier, Sony Vegas, ProShow, etc. Many times I find myself using something like Xilisoft Video Converter to convert them into *.AVI files which are much easier to work with in Windows apps. The good news is nowadays, there are many more options for editing and working with *.MOV video files than just a few years ago.

This unit records *.MOV file types.
*.MOV files are difficult to work with for a novice in Windows.
I suggest NEVER using the included "Handyshare" application. It is total junk, and will only frustrate you.

If you record and cannot see video or hear no sound:
(how is that possible...to "hear no sound."?? -lol.)
...but I digress:
First try different settings on the Zoom camera.

Windows does not natively recognize every video & audio codec.
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Z. Vandyke on November 14, 2012
While others below have had such difficulty with this product, I have been able to get it to work correctly. Albeit with a little finagling. If you are running Windows 7, or are not getting sound during your streaming (Ustream, Skype), please do yourself a favor and go to Zooms website and download and install the webcam audio driver. Once you have done this, you will be able to stream video AND audio to your live stream account.

What Zoom does a terrible job with, is the fact that the included 2gb card has the software for the unit on it. People usually throw those out, and don't even bother (like I did) to read the instructions. The unit simply won't install correctly without the software that is supplied on the included card. Since I put an 8gb card in the device, I learned this the hard way, and zoom does not make this clear out of the gate.

Also, read the included PDF in the download from the zoom's website, it is clear as a bell as to how to hook this little recorder up.

Now, onto the unit itself, it has FANTASTIC audio, and the video is not terrible either. Not the best, just good enough for me. Honestly, what do you expect for $200? The menu system works, and you can choose which audio format you want (AAC or PCM) from the menu as well as the resolution you desire. You MUST select what you want, I'm sure the other reviewer below didn't bother to check for the audio settings in the menu before he/she reviewed the device.

Anyway, to sum it up, this unit is a little difficult to setup for streaming audio and video, however it can be done with a little elbow grease.
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