Zoom H5 4-Track Digital Audio Recorder (ZOOM -ZH5)

Model Number: H5
Web Code: 10515652

Zoom H5 4-Track Digital Audio Recorder

Overview

Versatile and portable, this Zoom H5 4-track digital recorder offers interchangeable input capsules, 4-track recording, a large backlit LCD display, and a protective roll-bar cover. Flexible and powerful, the H5 provides everything you need to create multitrack recordings for podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.
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Overview

Versatile and portable, this Zoom H5 4-track digital recorder offers interchangeable input capsules, 4-track recording, a large backlit LCD display, and a protective roll-bar cover. Flexible and powerful, the H5 provides everything you need to create multitrack recordings for podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.
  • Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
  • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shock-mounted mics for reduced handling noise
  • Offers 4-track simultaneous recording and 2 mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20 dB pad
  • Has a large backlit LCD display and is mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • Analog-style gain controls for each input
  • Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
  • Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function
  • Uses two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries
Battery Life
Up To 15 Hours
Battery Type
2 x AA
External Microphone Jack
Yes
Maximum Number of Messages
Not Applicable
Play Modes
Standard; High
Playback Speed Control
Yes
Width
6.78 cm
Height
6.78 cm
Depth
4.31 cm
Weight
190 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • Operation Manual
  • XYH-5 X/Y Mic Capsule
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 2 x AA (LR6) Batter
  • USB Cable
  • Foam windscreen
  • Case
  • ​Steinberg WaveLab LE Software Download
  • Steinberg Cubase LE Software Download

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Reviewer Recommendation

98%

Of the 89 reviewers who responded, 87 would recommend this product.

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  • Zoom - H5 Handy Recorder
    Verified BuyerReviewed by LolaBanana713 - May 6, 2017

    This is AWESOME!!! You will need to refer to the manual unless u are a professional producer of music. HOWEVER, it is in simple easy to understand language & pretty straight forward. A great thing to do is to get your grandparents, parents etc to read 1 or more books into it! Maybe they know what your favorite book was when you were little & you pick a second book you like as an adult! That way you can find out stuff about yourself as a kid & someday your kids can hear distant (either by miles or health issues or unfortunate circumstances that they are not here with you anymore. Just remember to download the expandable memory of 32gig on a usb 2.0 reader & a 2.0 usb comp. plug.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • A Gem I Had Underestimated
    Verified BuyerReviewed by VOChamp - May 11, 2020

    Thus far, I can't say enough good things about the H5, which I use for voiceover work. It's hefty and easy to handle, produces great audio and is easy to warm up to. It requires a bit of a learning curve (I thought the manual could have been more instructional), but the more time you spend with it, the more its good features come to light and become intuitive (oh, I get it). My first impression upon seeing it promoted in an online blog was something akin to "no, I need the real deal, not a gadget." But the H5 has earned its spurs with me. I truly enjoy working with it.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Amazing Recorder
    Reviewed by TheCon - January 31, 2015

    Zoom is known for producing great quality recorders among other types of gear for musicians. I had previously owned a Zoom H2, but was not quite satisifed with the low pre-amps. So, I recently purchased this H5, and it sounds amazing. The quality is close to my recordings with my condenser microphones. The item feels and looks great. Adjusting the input volume involves using actual knobs, which gives a nice, tactile feel. Navigating through the menu is easy, but a little strange with the button that is provided. Overall, the Zoom H5 is a fantastic product.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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