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Zoom H5

Code: 209808   
Zoom H5

(3 reviews)


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€190.37 (euros)

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H5 description:

The Zoom H5 is a handheld recording device with 4 simultaneous recording tacks and can allow you to create high quality recordings.

With a assortment of interchangeable input capsules, the Zoom H5 makes sure that you'll always be able to use the right microphone for the job.

The two XLR/TRS combo inputs complete with onboard microphone preamps, allow you to utilise your studio mics or take feeds from line-level equipment. Add built-in phantom power, 20dB pads, MS decoding, and onboard digital effects to the mix, and it's becomes apparent that the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder is a useful, powerful recording device.

The Zoom H5’s features include:

  • black finish
  • interchangeable input capsules for recording flexibility
  • long battery life
  • large storage capacity (Memory cards up to 32GB)
  • USB connectivity allows the H5 to function as a studio interface
  • 2 mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Analogue-style gain controls
  •  Protective “roll-bar” type covers to prevent accidental movement of controls
  • Hold switch disables front panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording
  • Auto-record, Pre-record and Back-up record functions available
  • Loop Back operation for combining live audio input with computer playback
  • large backlit LCD display

Manufacturer: Zoom

This page first created on: 13/08/2014

Customer Reviews


Using this for video work and a DSLR. All links together really well. Easy to set up, xlr in from my shotgun mic and then cabled to my DSLR. Have the choice of audio from camera or using the Zoom recorded audio. No fancy bells and whistles, just a solid bit of recording kit. Versatile as well. I use it to also gather audio at presentations when you cannot mic everyone up and also for voice over recording for web videos. Wish it had a cap to cover the top connectors when the LR mics removed. Recommended.

This customer purchased the product in October 2014


Great product. Using it as an audio source In a video rig. More than capable. Great build quality with plenty of input options

This customer purchased the product in February 2015


I'd read countless reviews before I purchased the H5 and having just finished a couple of shoots with it, I'm delighted . The H5 feels great in the hand with a very solid feel and a comfortable rubberised coating. All the operational controls work very smoothly and I've found the menu system very easy to navigate. I'm primarily using the H5 to handle the sound for high quality video reviews. This is a self-run operation so I have the H5 mounted on the hot shoe of my Olympus E-M1 camera with the line-out feeding directly into the camera. The H5's adjustable line-out means I don't have to use an attenuator cable for that link. I'm also using the H5's sound markers to inject a marker tone at the start and end of each recording. This makes synching-up in post very easy. The H5's remote control is also very useful as I can control the H5 and the camera (via phone App) without leaving my commentary position.
In addition to recording my voice, I use tracks 1 and 2 to carry the audio from the equipment under review.
I shall be doing some nature photo shoots in the new year and I will be taking the H5 with me and adding some video content. The ability to swap the mic modules is a big plus and I'll be getting one of the shotguns very soon.

Overall, this is a fabulous little recorder that has all the makings of a classic.

This customer purchased the product in November 2015