Gear Review Samson Tech Zoom Q3

6 02 2010

Hey all I’m doing my first gear review. I will be reviewing the Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder from Samson Tech.

Dear FTC, I am not receiving any money or products from Samson Tech.

Dear Samson Tech, I love this camera. If you want to give me free product, I would not mind at all.

With all that out of the way.  I am posting some of the video that I took from the Y100 jingle ball in Ft. Lauderdale.

First video is average to compared to a Flip cam or a point and shoot camera w/ video abilities. It does offer 2x zoom and 2 types of lighting control. An Auto and Concert Lighting.  Auto is fairly responsive but washes out skin tone…(hint…a white balance would be awesome) and the Concert Lighting is darker but provides some latitude when bright lights come up.


  Adam Lambert

If you listen…the sound quality is much better than a Flip due to the Zoom Q3 dual X/Y mics on top. The design is based of the popular Zoom H4n Handy Recorder which is strictly a sound recorder. I love the fact is that you have the ability to monitor the audio and the limiter works well.

Samson Tech Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder

I can see the uses of this for backpack journalism, for fun (shooting cool stuff @ home and out and about.), backstage interviews, vlogging(aka video blogging) or podcasting.

Overall I do really like it. It’s light, pocket sized with awesome sound. Its a great first draft, greater zoom or a moving lens with white balance just to add some great video.

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