After releasing their new Zoom H6 handheld recorder in August of last year for $399. Zoom has this week unveiled a new addition to its range of recorders with the launch of their Zoom H5 handheld recorder which provides a new option between their Zoom H4n and H6 recorders.
The Zoom H5 recorder is a lower specification handheld when compared with the Zoom H6 and lacks some of the more advanced features that are offered with the Zoom H6.
Zoom explains a little more about their new Zoom H5 recorder : “Appealing to those who are looking for the functionality of the H6, but don’t need all of its inputs or bells and whistles, the H5 has a black-and-white screen (as opposed to the H6’s color screen) and features 2 inputs for external sources, in addition to its swappable stereo mic capabilities. The H5 will record to external SD cards.
The H5 will ship with its own, brand-new XY stereo microphone module that features a built-in shockmount system and an impressive 140dB maximum SPL. The recorder is also equipped with four input channels, allowing you to record simultaneously from the included stereo XY mic and two additional sources. Each input is controllable by its own analog gain knob.”
The Zoom H5 recorder is also equipped with an LCD screen and a side-mounted toggle control for navigating through the menu options, providing fast access to transport functions, and physical control buttons right underneath the screen.
Zoom has not released a price as yet for their new Zoom H5 device but its expected to be somewhere between $270 and $400. As soon as information comes to light about availability and price we will keep you updated as always.