Zoom http://www.stuff.tv/zoom/reviews en-GB Zoom Q3HD http://www.stuff.tv/zoom-q3hd/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This quirky looking pocket cam delivers outstanding audio quality. But does it have the HD video performance to match? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="733" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q3HDmain.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="721" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q3HDboth.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="849" height="1500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q3HD.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Zoom are better known for manufacturing audio equipment than pocket camcorders, or indeed video equipment of any kind, so it is no surprise to find that sound quality has been top of their wish-list when designing this quirky looking beast.</p> <p>The most notable feature of the chunky, plastic case, is the large cage extension on top. This is home to two directional microphones, strategically placed in a 120º x-y formation to capture a wide separation stereo audio signal.</p> <p><strong>Proper stereo sound</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £210.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Easily the best around for capturing audio, but the 1080p video doesn’t impress </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/zoom-q3hd </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/zoom-q3hd/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/zoom-q3hd/review#comments Camcorders Q3HD Zoom Tue, 07 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 admin 15356 at http://www.stuff.tv Zoom Q3 http://www.stuff.tv/zoom/zoom-q3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoom’s handy recorder might not fit into your pocket, but it could be the perfect toy for podcasters and footloose musicians </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1687" height="1265" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q3_front_angle.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="620" height="515" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ZoomQ3.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="482" height="668" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ZoomQ3grey.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Coming out of leftfield, Zoom’s Q3 recorder is completely unlike other pocket camcorders: for a change high-quality sound is the primary objective. Zoom’s heritage is in audio, and it’s well known for guitar effects pedals, but the Q3 adds a healthy dose of video to the mix.</p> <p><strong>Adequate video</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chunky and a bit clunky but amazing audio with a decent side order of video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/zoom-q3 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/zoom/zoom-q3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/zoom/zoom-q3/review#comments Camcorders Q3 Zoom Fri, 13 Nov 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13635 at http://www.stuff.tv