Zoom H1 Portable Digital Recorder

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About this product


  • High quality audio recording in MP3 & WAV formats
  • Two unidirectional condenser mics at 90 degrees to each other
  • Record up to two tracks at the same time

Product overview

  • Get great quality audio recording in MP3 and WAV formats with the Zoom H1
  • Crisp, clear sound with two unidirectional condenser microphones set at 90 degrees to each other
  • Record up to two tracks at the same time
  • Built-in microSD slot to record on to a microSD/microSDHC card up to 32GB (2GB included)
  • Powered by one AA battery for up to 10 hours of operation
  • 127 segment backlit LCD display
  • Comes with Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software
  • Can be mounted directly to a tripod, mic stand or DSLR with an optional adapter (not included)
  • Built-in speaker for instant playback

Store up to 34 hours of recordings 
Capture high quality recordings of your band, record your university lectures or conduct interviews anywhere with the H1 recorder. The H1 recorder can run for up to 10 hours on a single AA battery. Record your way with BWF compatible WAV files in 16 or 24 bit with sample rates of 44.1, 48, 96 kHz. It can even record MP3 files. WAV is uncompressed so you get more detail on your recordings, whereas MP3 is compressed so there is less detail but you can store a lot more. You can store up to 34 hours of recordings in MP3 on a microSD card (max 32GB - 2GB included) or up to 3 hours in WAV. run your recorder for up to 10 hours on a single AA batteries (included). Low-cut filters prevent wind noise and rumble interfering with your recording a clear backlit 127 segment LCD display means you can always see what you’re doing.

Two microphones for perfect stereo recording
Two unidirectional condenser mics give you great audio. They are set up in an X/Y arrangement at 90 degrees to each other, which is perfect for stereo recording. Plug in a pair of external microphones to get recordings from further away. Two tracks can be recorded or played back simultaneously, and auto level automatically controls your input audio level. The recorder has a speaker for instant play back so you can hear your recordings as soon as you finish. For a more personal listen, use the built-in headphone socket. You can even use with a tripod stand or mic stand to get consistent audio or use an adapter (not included) to connect to a DSLR camera to match your audio and video.

Easily transfer to your computer
Connect straight to the USB port on your computer from the mini USB on the recorder. This lets you transfer files, power the recorder or even use it as a USB microphone. Use the recorder to make up to 99 marks in a track to let you know exactly where you want to edit. The H1 recorder comes with Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software to let you edit and create spectacular audio for any occasion.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely little recorder - gets the voices out of nowhere - excellent. Unfortunately the software will not open MP3 files of 250MB+ - message that the audio file is too large. This is a pity as files way bigger files will come off the 32GB MicroSD it is capable of taking. I have had to load other software for big files.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good value for money, easy to set up and start using right away. I would recommend it for anyone who needs a cheap but high quality recording device. It comes with 2GB card so you have a decent amount of recording time if you don't a larger alternative. All in all a great little device!
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT recorder All the controls easy to understand and use unlike the previous one which this replaces and it has a volume control also which the old one did not have and had to be held to the ear or shouted at just to hear the recorded messages.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful and good quality This recorder is really useful for creating an MP3 or WAV file from any sound source. The files can very easily be transferred to a computer and then used in any playing media. Quality is excellent.
Date published: 2017-10-05
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Will this pick up clear audio from 2m away if in my pocket, or does it have to be clear of any covering?

Asked by: Suze56
The audio would most likely be muffled if the unit is in your pocket, this device is designed to be used unobstructed.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-09-28

Does it have an input socket for an external sound source e.g radio, and will it then create a file in MP3 format that can be transferred to a computer?

Asked by: peteofharrow
This has external microphone sockets designed to get recordings from further away and does allow files to be transferred onto a PC.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-21

Does this product come with a mini USB cable to connect to computer? Or do I have to buy separately?

Asked by: cathy
Yes the cable is included
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-02

Does it use an SD card. We want something to record sermons at church. Usually a service would last an hour.  

Asked by: Robin
Yes this has a microSD card slot.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-11

My computer is loaded with NUANCE dictation system.Alas I cannot remember which particular version, BUT Is this , Compatible and transferable to this recorder?

Asked by: simo
Without the details of the software, we couldn't possibly check this so unfortunately, I would not abe able to say.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-18

Can you override the auto-level recording?

Asked by: tonyp
No, I am sorry but this is not supported.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-11

Where is this recorder made

Asked by: Harry
This will be made in the far east.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-08

Having eyesight problems, is there an on-line version of the Quick-start leaflet for the ZOOM H1?

Asked by: Gordie
This can be found in the link below. https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/N36HZB93NFQSG-2855.pdf
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-05
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