Imagine being able to carry a complete field-recording rig in the front pocket of your jeans. That's exactly what you get from the revolutionary new Zoom H1 handy recorder, for a price you can't pass up. It's a little smaller than an average television remote yet powerful enough for every audio application, from taking voice memos to recording demos. Powered by only a single AA battery, the H1 lets you record for up to 10 solid hours. Thanks to an extra-large storage capacity (up to 32GB on a single microSD card), recording for 10 hours straight isn't even a stretch. The H1 even comes with a 2GB microSD memory card, so you're ready to start recording right out of the box.
A pair of pro-quality XY stereo condenser microphones onboard the Zoom H1 means you don't even need to plug in your own microphone, but there's an 1/8" input on the side in case you want to. Whether you need up to 24-bit/96kHz PCM WAV format for professional post production or memory-saving MP3 format (48kbps-320kbps) for the Web, you'll get it from the H1. The H1's even perfect for video recording, mounting easily to video and DSLR camera shoes.
The Zoom H1 features impressively high SPL handling, recording options, and recording controls. An Auto Level switch on the back takes the guesswork out of getting great sound, and a similar Lo Cut switch reduces handling and wind noise impressively. Uploading files to your computer from the H1 is also quick and easy, thanks to the H1's built-in USB 2.0 port.
When it comes to actually using the H1, you'll quickly discover why Zoom considers it their easiest-to-use recorder to date. All of the H1's essential controls are conveniently laid out at the tips of your fingers. Adjusting the input level and dropping markers as you record are only the press of a button away. You can even lock the H1's controls, so you can keep it in your pocket, with nothing to worry about. There's even a reference speaker at the foot of the H1, allowing you to review your recordings, even if you don't have a pair of headphones with you. No matter where, when, or what you need to record, you'll always be ready if you have a Zoom H1 on hand.
Zoom H1 Portable Handheld Recorder Features at a Glance:
Stereo XY mic configuration captures perfect stereo images
Same frequency and SPL handling as the popular Zoom H2
Records Broadcast WAV (BWF) at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz, at 16-bit or 24-bit
Records MP3 from 48kbps-320kbps for maximum recording time
Hi-speed USB 2.0 port
Built-in reference speaker
Includes 2GB microSD memory card and 1 AA battery
10 hours operation
Accommodates up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards
Track marker function
Built-in mounting joint for tripod mount
1/8" external mic input
Stereo 1/8" line output
Auto record level
Not only is the Zoom H1 one of the most affordable handheld records out there, but it's also one of the handiest!