"Overall good digital voice/video recorder for my needs"3.5 starson by gambit023
Pros: Bought the Q3 for my wife for her voice lessons. It's an improvement over the Zoom H2 for us. The video feedback on top of the great voice recordings are a plus. The auto gain feature is ok (i think it's better than the H2).
Cons: A little big. Lacking on some features that the H2 has. only has low, high, and auto gain (no mid). Not 720p.
Summary: Bottom line, it works for my wife's needs. She's a singer and needs the audio feedback when reviewing her lessons and practices more than the video. The video is definitly a plus. If there was another company out there i would consider them, but as of right now there is no other product at this price point that focuses on quality voice recordings. All other digital video/voice recorders have crappy mics and great video. The H2 I had used to distort very often whenever hitting a high and loud note on auto gain mode, the Q3 has yet to do distort on auto gain; however, sometimes the audio will sound muffled on auto gain with the Q3. I'm going to have her try the high gain and see if it'll distort. We'll see what happens.