The Zoom Q3 Handy Recorder Anyone who's ever experienced a film with great audio knows how vital sound is to the movie. The Q3 Handy Video Recorder brings our renowned audio technology to the camcorder making it the best sounding video camcorder you've ever heard. The Q3 uses the same microphone capsules as our industry-leading H4n Handy Recorder and is perfect for recording anything where great audio and video are a must. From live musical performances and rehearsals interviews conferences to video podcasts journalism education recitals weddings or sports the Q3's pristine audio quality takes your videos to another level. Designed with everything you need to make your movies right out of the box the Q3 includes HandyShare software for editing and a 2GB SD card for up to 1 hour of video recording time. And the Q3 will also accept up to 32GB SDHC cards for a staggering 16 hours of moviemaking! When your shoot is complete the Q3's cleverly designed USB cable lets you upload your movies to your computer. Then use HandyShare to edit and share them on your favorite websites including YouTube Facebook and MySpace. Or plug in the included TV cable and watch your videos on television. With its high-quality MPEG-4 SP video format at 30 frames per second the Q3 renders crystal-clear video at 640 x 480 resolution. And the Q3's large 2.4'' LCD screen with resolution of 320 x 240 makes viewing easy on the go. Its display also includes audio meters so you can quickly set and monitor your levels as you shoot. The Q3 has two condenser mics on-board engineered in the same X/Y pattern as H4n Handy Recorder that gives recording pros the best stereo recording possible. Arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis this design ensures that the mics are always an equal distance from the sound source for perfect localization without phase shifting. The result is a great sounding recording with natural depth and highly accurate stereo imaging every time... all at the touch of a b.