New small Zoom H1 recorder coming soon

by planetmitch6 Comments

UPDATE: I've confirmed that the US price will be set at $99! Outstanding!

This just crossed my desk and it looks pretty awesome – the new Sampson Zoom H1 (from the makers of the Zoom H4n (read reviews) that we know and love). It hits the store shelves on July 30, 2010 and looks like it is small and very easy to use. There isn't a price shown on the announcement page so we'll have to wait a bit, but there is a lot more info there as well.

Redrock Micro

From the Zoom H1 page:
“It’s our smallest recorder ever. But don’t 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, you’ll 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.

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!

Intuitive controls make it easy to capture the audio you need with ease. But we still provide the versatility you’ve come to expect from Zoom. So you get total recording format flexibility from 16-bit/44.1 kHz to 24-bit/96 kHz WAV, or MP3 from 48 kbps to 320 kbps and enough tools onboard to make impeccable recordings.”

Zoom H1 accessories

(Photo credit: snap from the Zoom H1 page)



    1. If you need XLR inputs, Zoom makes the H4n ($300 USD) which has two. Their previous model, the original H4 also has two inputs and, if you can find it, is around $250 USD new.

  1. I found it in an online store in Switzerland for CHF 149.- ($120)

    Since also here in Switzerland the advertised prices are including tax, the $99 you tweeted is most certainly correct.


  2. So can we use it as an auxiliary microphone on the 5D and then record the sound directly in the video file ?

    Or do we have to acquire the sound file afterwards, separately ?

    Sorry I’m new to that ! 🙂

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      Greg, you’d use the H1 to record the audio and then use that file in your editing program (Final Cut Pro?) to merge with the video.

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