Japanese company Zoom introduces the Q3 Handy Video Recorder that offers outstanding stereo audio recording. The Q3 features two stereo condenser microphones with X/Y configuration for true stereo imaging. Audio can be record at 44.1/48kHz 16/24-bit Linear PCM WAV quality.
The Q3 may not be really attractive as it can only record 640×480 video, instead of 720p HD video, at 30fps, though it offers good audio recording. Video are recorded in MPEG-4 SP format. It has a 2.4-inch 320×240 LCD display,a fixed focus lens and TV-out.
The camcorder comes with the HandyShare software for easy YouTube uploading. It has a USB port and a SD card slot supporting up to 32GB SDHC. The Q3 Handy Video Recorder is available for $249.