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Zoom Q3HD point-and-shoot camcorder now available

Announced back in October, the Zoom Q3HD camcorder, dubbed as "the only handheld to record both HD video and HD audio," is now available.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Announced back in October, the Zoom Q3HD camcorder, dubbed as "the only handheld to record both HD video and HD audio," is now available.

Zoom is already known for its high-end audio recorders (the H2 was a personal favorite of mine a few years back), it's only natural that the company would add some HD video to the package. Thus, the Q3HD combines 24-bit/96kHz audio with full HD 1080p at 30fps (or 720p at 30/60fps) for quality shooting from a pocket-sized video camera.

Videos are best watched on a display with a 16:9 aspect ratio via HDMI or when transferred to a PC or Mac via USB 2.0. Users can squeeze out up to seven hours HD video when using a 32GB SDHC card. The minimum is 45 minutes of HD video with the included 2GB SD card.

Powered by a pair of AA batteries, the Zoom Q3HD is available now for $299.99. There's also an accessory bundle ready for the taking at $39.99, which includes a soft shell case, windscreen, AC adapter, HDMI cable, AV cable and tripod.

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