Zoom has announced the new H1 Handy Recorder. It weighs in at about 2 oz. and features the same quality microphones as Zoom’s popular H2. Priced at $99, the H1 is one of the most affordable professional recording solutions available. Like all Zoom recorders, the H1’s two onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern. The pocket-sized H1 captures 24-bit/96 kHz stereo recordings. The H1 is also the easiest Zoom recorder to use, sporting a newly designed user interface that places all its functions at the touch of a button.
Zoom included access to the track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls with onboard buttons and no menus. The H1 can accommodate up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards, providing over 50 hours of recording time. The new pocket sized recorder is powered by a single AA size battery, which provides up to 10 hours or continuous operation. H1 users can purchase an H1 accessory kit for $24.99; it includes a windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, soft carrying pouch and mic clip adapter.