SonicSenseProAudio: Zoom's Q2HD - The Q3HD gets a baby brother!
ZOOM Q2HD vs. Q3HD - Comparison
jezuz12345: Hello there, GREAT review!
Was wondering if on the Q3HD the on-board mics and the mic-input can
work/mix together, for example record myself or my pedalboard while
explaining something, and at the same time an SM-57 in front of the amp.
Also, how do both of them perform image-wise on low-lighting situations?
michael86734: cool saw wich one is better?
does the Q2 record 1080p or only 720p
Daren Arthur: great demo,just 1 question can the q3 record video and stereo line in at
the same time.recording a digital piano I have to record video and audio
line using 2 devices and match the audio to video which is a pain.
Don Smith: Need some help. When I down load a short video unto my PC windows 7 I only
get video no audio anybody got an idea here?
David Patricio: Having the Zoom Q2HD its been a great way to improve the performance of my
band, the sound its just superb, check it out!!
Mary Parsons: Which one has the best mic capability? And video?
Nechemia Seif: Hey, I tried plugging a Rode VideoMic into the "line in" of my Q3HD, but to
no avail. Are you sure it's possible to attach external microphones to the
device? The only thing I've been successful in using that input for is
plugging my keyboard directly into the Zoom instead of using the built in
microphone. Does that mean it's a line-level only input and therefore the
mic would have to go through an external preamp first?
porotikos: hi there. i want to buy a good cam to record my bands performance. the q3hd
has been discontinued. so i was looking for q2hd. i want to ask if the q2hd
mic is good for recording live bands, or if the mics on q3hd are way
better. if the functionallity is similar, ill go for q2hd. i care mostly
for sound so...will q2hd give a good stereo feeling? thank you
Ronny OnBass: The ONLY thing I don't like on the new Q2 is the fact that you cannot plug
a dc adapter into it. So I'm not buying one. I do NOT want to be spending
buu-kuu bucks on batteries!~ They should have kept that feature.
Nix Neato: 1:05 - just checked on Zoom's website: you can too use the Q2HD with wall
power, through the USB port (the wall/USB adapter is sold separately) -
Robert Vicker: Good video! I can't wait to get my Q2HD
Harmonic53: I've owned a Q3HD for a while now,I wouldn't buy this Q2HD version,my
camera has more functions,than the Q2-and it's easier to use,you can still
get them online,secondhand or new,the video/sound quality,on my Q3HD is
second to none.
musicumgadium: Please, could you confirm if the Q3HD has been discontinued?
musicumgadium: Thank you very much for the information, I was hesitating between Q3 and
Q3HD, so now I have it easier. The ZOOM Q3 I think it can be perfect for
uploads videos from my classical guitar´s pupils. I would like very good
sound, but I don´t need a great video resolution.
Do you think is a good idea? do you know if there is a tripod for Q3?.
maurabazzarelli: I've been meaning to get one of these for a while, and well, you seem to
like the Q2 a whole lot better in most aspects. The thing is I am a
musician and I'm planning on recording voice/instrument tracks with it. So
I probably should go for the Q3, right? Is it really worth the extra $100?
Zsolto66: A very useful comparison, thank you guys!
Andrew Johnson: Q2 HD is a very audio drain device I would recommend if your going to use
it outdoors buy some very high standard batteries, as normal batteries
would run out in less than five minutes.
ermonski: and also, what are the file sizes of the HD file formats? for example for a
SonicSenseProAudio: Also on our YouTube channel - Search for "ZOOM Q2HD vs. Q3HD - Comparison"
I hope it helps.
Rade Martinović: Have you tested Q2HD with bass heavy sources yet? I'd really like to know.
★☠ THE HARDCORE CHANNEL ☠★: why 2 x AA batteries ?? autonomy will be ridiculous in 1080 p :(
josh garrett: Thank you!
undryoasis: How's battery life of q2hd?
Xripunoff: Hi! does q2hd have the limitation of maximal file size as q3hd do (4Gb
video)? when shoot the long time video with q3hd after the reaching 4Gb
file size will there be a pause between 2 files, or recording lasts
instantly but it is cut in different files than can be edited in one big
long-time file using software?
sherwinrule: Can I filming with power bank ? Like Sony Power Bank 2000mAh , and how long
SonicSenseProAudio: Hi there, I think you might of slipped when typing which you liked better.
You mean to say that you do like the sound of the Q2HD better? For your
application, both will work well. The Q2, with the mid side and slight omni
microphones would be great to have for recording your solo rehearsals as
well as small ensemble and sectional practices.
SonicSenseProAudio: Hey John, thanks for watching. Both units have an 1/8th inch stereo output
which could be routed to a mixers line inputs. The Q3HD has a line level
stereo input, but neither model has accessible mic preamps for using
different mics. Hope this helps.
Hamster T.T: If let's say I'm doing a music video,which one is better? And on the other
hand,if it's to record a drum cover for a song is the Q2HD better for it?
Thanks in advance :)
SonicSenseProAudio: Hey undryoasis, We haven't tested the battery live on the Q2HD directly
yet, but I can tell you that with the Q3HD, we recommend plugging the unit
in, or using lithium ion batteries for any recording longer than 45
minuets. With the Lithium Ion batteries, we have been able to get a good 3
hours out of the Q3HD. I bet the Q2HD tells a similar story.
SunSurfer777: I'd get the Q2 if it had a built in battery that would recharge via adaptor
or USB. There are a lot of reviews where people say a couple of AA
batteries last half an hour, one person said they got an hour and a half.
Still a proper battery would be great and worth maybe a little more money,
just a thought. It's got the audio recording capabilities I'm looking for
and the option to have 30 degree to 150 degree recording width is so
appealing I'll probably give in but might as well wait and see.
SonicSenseProAudio: As the Q3HD has been discontinued, the Q2 will be easier for you to find.
As far as the mic differences go, both will work great for classical
guitar. The Q3 might be slightly better for recording live perfomances as
it's directional mic pattern would help against crowd noise. The Q2 would
be great for small room recordings like rehearsals and lessons.
SonicSenseProAudio: You are correct Zoe. Sorry for the oversight.
Jack Heet: Hello, I'm a musician who is looking for one of these to record and video
tape drums for band happy (non live stream), and my YouTube channel! I
think I'm leaning over to the Q2, but I just wanted to know what the two
out(in)puts who allow you to do in my scenario with drumming that the Q2's
one input wouldn't...( looking to record over a track with an Ipad as my
music doc.) NO EXTRA MICS!!! Thanks a lot!!
SonicSenseProAudio: Hi there, I would try the Q2HD. It has a wider sound pickup pattern and
would be more versatile for recording interviews, live music, and large
groups from a distance or right in the middle of the action.
lennoxsoft: Hey! Thanks for posting such a useful vid.
Dmitri Mironov: do not buy qhd 2 battery life is very short. i tried every battery i could.
just get the qhd3 and get your self electric dc adaptor wich comes in
different package. if you serious about record your music. don't go
batteries. only dc adapter. those devices kill battery charg instantly ina
seconds. pay attention to my expirienced advice:-)
Neil Banks: just thinking about upgrading from the old blue Zoom q3 (the blue one) to
the new Q2HD and one of the main problems with the q3 was the
gain/recording level, which seems to have been addressed with the new model
but the other issue I have is the time it takes to upload a recording to
youtube, is this still the case!!!!!!!!
ermonski: thanks! I'll be using it more of for concert recording, personal recording
and for band practices. and for some youtube stuff
Andrew Nissen: Ah yes, I meant to type "that over the Q3hd knowing my". Thanks for the
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MrDeppness: Q2HD > Q3HD
svenzia: Thanks for that. Dealbreaker for me.
Neo ethno: Which one is better for ethnomusicology field?
Andrew Johnson: I own a Q2 HD and yes it is possible to use it without batteries. You have
to purchase an accessory pack which comes with a USB port and ac adapter,
which you can then plug into a wall and use as long as you want as long as
you have power.
Sebastian Victor Micu: Thank you! The q3hd is on its way home already!
David Longo Vidal: Hello !!! I have a question , to recorder 1 or 2 classical guitar whats is
Better Q2 OR Q3 ? Tanks
SonicSenseProAudio: Hi Eriend Buflod, I'm glad you asked. We have in fact created a video that
compares audio and video for the Q2HD and Q3HD. Unfortunately, YouTube does
not allow links in comments, so I can't send you there directly. If you
search for ZOOM Q2-HD vs. Q3-HD: Audio and Video Test, I think you'll find
what you're looking for.
Erlend Buflod: Yeah, I found it right after I saw this video. Thanks for responding!
Andrew Nissen: I had an Edirol R 09 that just died - I got six years out of it, though!
I'm a classical trombonist and record my practice sessions as well as solo
recitals, audition tapes, and lessons. I'm thinking of moving to a
video/audio recorder instead of just pure audio. I watched this video, and
your audio/video test of both devices. I preferred the sound coming out of
the Q2hd. Do you think It would be a bad decision to choose that over the
Q2hd knowing my instrument and the things I would use it for?