Zoom H2n puts five mics in your hand

Samson Audio announces the Zoom H2n handheld audio recorder, an affordable way to capture professional-quality sound with a unique five-microphone capsule design capable of surround-sound recordings.

Due out in September, the Zoom H2n has the makings of a killer little portable audio recorder.

Like its predecessor the Zoom H2, the new model will be priced at $199, and keeps the same retro electric shaver design but in a more attractive black color pattern.

Inside, though, Zoom has packed a total of five microphone capsules, allowing it to capture up to four simultaneous channels of uncompressed surround sound. Those same microphones allow for three stereo modes, including a unique midside stereo pattern that makes use of three of the five mike capsules.

To take a closer look at the Zoom H2n and its capabilities, take a look at our image gallery and watch the video below.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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