Samson Zoom Q3HD

  • Samson Zoom Q3HD
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  • Amazing audio quality for a camcorder, Lightweight, Easy to use and records full HD video.
  • Strong audio quality. Includes audio in and out. Makes basic in-camera edits to free up space. Optionally records audio without video. HDMI and analog video outputs let you watch results on a TV immediately.


  • Build feels a bit cheap, Doesn’t include rechargeable batteries, Screen is unremarkable
  • Lens distance is too tight for small rooms. Short battery life. Cheap body even includes plastic tripod-socket. Doesn’t mount as a live OS X audio (or video) device.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetReview on 70

Pros:Amazing audio quality for a camcorder Lightweight Easy to use and records full HD video Cons:Build feels a bit cheap Doesn’t include rechargeable batteries Screen is unremarkable With the proliferation of smartphone video cameras, most now...

By Mac|Life on 70

The Q3HD pairs decent image quality with uncommonly good audio. It’s easy to overlook this pocket shooter’s shortcomings once you hear the difference. Product Q3HD Handy Video Recorder Company Zoom Contact Price $299...

By on

Basically what we’ve got here is a video blogger’s multitool. It’s no better than the competition when it comes to video quality, but the much-improved microphones provide better stereo separation, more warmth, better clarity, and also...

By on 60

Easily the best around for capturing audio, but the 1080p video doesn’t impress...

International Review By Mac Life on 83

Derzeit konkurrenzlose Kombi von Video- und Audioaufnahme – trotz des merkwürdigen Gehäusekonzeptes....

International Review By CNET France on 70

Le Zoom Q3HD est un enregistreur audio doté d’une caméra, filmant jusqu’en 1080p. Son originalité et ses fonctionnalités présagent sur le papier d’un produit intéressant. Affaire à affirmer dans le...

International Review By Digital Living on 83

Was macht ein Kamerahersteller in Zeiten, in denen jedes Handy filmen kann? Er konzentriert sich natürlich auf den Ton.Die Zoom Q3HD wirkt äusserlich wie ein Diktiergerät. (Nicht ganz zu Unrecht, wie wir später sehen werden.) Die...