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Sale Price: $119.99 CDN
Original Price: $129.99 CDN

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Introducing the H1 Handy Recorder.
Its our smallest recorder ever. But dont let its size fool you. The H1 Handy Recorder has our renowned recording technology and studio-quality microphones in our easiest, most portable device ever.

Now Zoom recording technology is available to everyone. And with an infinite variety of applications, youll want to take your H1 everywhere. From musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals to seminars, conferences, journalism or capturing audio for video, the H1 gives you clean, clear stereo sound effortlessly.

What sets us apart?
Like all Zoom recorders, the H1s onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern, for stunning stereo imaging. Because both mics are arranged on the same axis, they are equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is great stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging.

Under your thumb
With its newly designed user interface, the H1 is also our easiest recorder to use. All its functions are at your fingertips, such as track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls with on-board buttons No menus required!

Features:
Stereo X/Y mic configuration captures perfect stereo images
Same frequency and SPL handling as popular Zoom H2
Records Broadcast WAV (BWF) at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
Records MP3 from 48 to 320kbps for maximum recording time
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
Built-in reference speaker
Includes 2GB microSD memory card and one AA battery
One AA size battery allows 10 hours operation
Accommodates up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards
Track marker function
Low cut filter
Built-in tripod mount
1/8-inch external mic input
1/8-inch stereo line output
Auto record level
Optional accessory package (APH-1) includes windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded shell case and mic clip adapter
H1 Features at a glance:
The H1 Handy Recorder puts all its functions at your fingertips. No menus! Its backlit display features recording levels, file format, time elapsed, remaining battery life and recording time.

Its intuitive transport puts all the controls on the side with no menus on the screen. A large record button gives you complete control. Playback and pause, marker, forward and rewind buttons are all accessible by your thumb. Volume for playback and monitoring can be adjusted using your index finger.

On the back, youll find a single AA battery compartment, a tripod mount, low cut filter, auto level setting and recording format selectable switches. Theres also convenient mount for a strap or lanyard clip.

Not buying this one again0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Worked for a year. Finally gave up on the windsock, as it kept falling off. Went to use it one day. Put fresh batteries in, and ... nothing. Checked to make sure the battery polarity was correct ... it was. Still wouldn't power on. Put in a set of known good batteries ... still nothing. Apparently, this is an issue, but there is no recall, and no recourse from either the seller or the manufacturer. Not a complete waste of $130.00 +taxes, but close enough.
Posted by Chris on Oct 5, 2017
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ZOOM H1 - Great for stereo field/interviews3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
I used it for 2 years now for video production recording a whole spectrum of scenes from nature sounds stereo recording through 1, 2, and 5 person interview stereo recordings, studio secondary backup stereo recording, working with additional lavalier mic, using it as a recorder for RODE video mini shotgun mic, as well as RODE NTG2 shotgun mic, recording live events including rock concert, reading in studio, recording voice over, recording lectures, documentary recordings of meetings, presentations, vlog recordings, and more. I cannot confirm fast going through batteries, as mine uses 1 per whole day of recordings (more than 8 hrs of non stop recording) which is great and beats XLR mics which go through batteries much faster. I am getting a second one now for my talents in the field using lavalier mics, or for interviews. I prefer this one over remote mics for its superior sound quality, great clarity, elimination of harmonics that remote mics catch, easiness of use, versatility and durability. I would advise though to get it with the kit for it is vital to have the protective box, charger, and wind screen. I have had only twice situation when by my mistake the whole rec level was way too low, and even then sound was so clear that I could increase gain in post without increasing noise a lot. It is a solid equipment made in Japan, that lasts a long time on a single AA battery. The only thing I would improve is the guard around mics should be made of unbreakable plastic or metal, as the original one breaks too easily. Also this mic should be sold with its covering box to protect it properly. I set recording levels in headphones so I do not have issues with wrong level any more.
Posted by Steven on Jan 15, 2017
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LOVE it!!!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Voice teacher - record song samples for students, record concerts and gigs of band, choir, small ensembles and it sounds fabulous. My only issue sorta is when i have tried to set the volume i can't seem to get it right so always use the auto setting. Once in awhile you can hear the adjustments however there is a plus side to that ...something that may have been too soft i can hear... something that may have distorted is just right so i prefer hearing that occasional adjustment and knowing i have everything. Couldn't live without it. I dropped too many times and broke the protective rings a piece at a time... passed it on and got a new one.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2016
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
watched and read a lot of reviews before deciding on it. I really like the sound quality and features. The only thing unexpected is that you can not use both the external and internal mic at the same time and record to separate tracks (even though it can record to 2 tracks).
Posted by Carson Au on Jan 13, 2016
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Amazing Value and Surprising sound quality.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I bought this to record rehearsals for my 5 piece cover band that plays a wide range of music. It works great! the sound quality is surprisingly good for a relatively cheap unit using only the built in microphones. You definitely want to buy the accessory pack, mainly for the ac adapter as the device goes through AA batteries very quickly when recording. Get a cheap extension cord too! the stand in the accessory pack is also very helpful. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money on the upper Zoom H models as the cheap H1 does everything great. There is a free software download included, but I haven't used is as I have Adobe Audition. Any software that accepts WAV format will work great. The automatic level finder isn't great, it makes choppy abrupt adjustments. Much better to find your own level at the beginning of a session.
Posted by Charles on Jan 10, 2016
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died3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
For no apparent reason, it died. Wouldn't power on with new batteries. Not old and hardly used. Worked well when it worked though, so will buy another, even though the price has gone up 25%, and just hope for the best.
Posted by Steve on May 17, 2015
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Great results for very little1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
This is a great product. I use it for recording classical guitar. It has the sensitivity to pick up as much as I want or need to hear. hard to believe that they can offer the features and quality at this price. Don't buy a cheap USB microphone buy this you will be happy you did. The optional accessory pack is a good addition as well!
Posted by Mr Magoo on May 1, 2015
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Portable Great Sounding Recorder3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
I started getting into field recording and needed something portable and easy to use. I've had experience with the H4 recorder and this one is set up in a very similar fashion. I wanted something that I could record with at a moments notice and this thing performs well. I grabbed the accessories pack and it was worth the money, the windscreen, tripod and handle are great value adds if you do recording outside or need to increase your quality (in a sense that you get less wind or shaking sound). And for under $150 this unit is great. Also it's easy on batteries too. It doesn't have a lot of extra features but to me that's ok. I can do my edits in DAWS or other software. Also the sensitivity setting is easy to use on the fly and can record in different formats.
Posted by Chris on Jan 25, 2015
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Useful, but annoying in some ways1 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I bought this to record sermons at a church ('house of worship' in music store parlance). Zoom have simplified the controls to the point that they are annoying. Two times, I was not recording when I thought I was. The combined recording light/peak indicator is problematic. Essentially, it is in record standby mode as soon as you turn it on. Maybe I'm still too caught up in operating tape decks. I am using a headphone output from a mixer and that is a very hot signal for a device with a combined mic/line input. I have a 50K stereo stereo volume control in series to reduce the signal. The auto level works well for use with the built-in mics, but does NOT handle a full headphone level signal as a line input. Also, be careful with the micro-SD memory card. This one was knocked off a desk and run over by a chair roller -- kaput.
Posted by David S on Jan 10, 2014
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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Use it to record pastor's sermons and rough musical ideas. Works excellent. Easy to edit in Adobe Audition later.
Posted by Lloyd Plueschow on Mar 11, 2013
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Closest StoreSummerside, Prince Edward Island
its great for the price!
Posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2012
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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
Excellent product but with one serious flaw - it eats AA batteries - 1 per recording session.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2012
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