It used to be all about getting your band's music on the radio, but these days, it's all about YouTube. Producing the ultimate viral music video isn't easy, though. Video cameras like the Creative Vado have lowered the cost of entry when it comes to recording high-quality video, but the built-in mics leave plenty to be desired., , and
To answer the call for a musician-friendly video recorder, the folks at Zoom have unveiled the
The Q3's video resolution is set at a YouTube-friendly 640x480 resolution at 30fps, falling short of the HD image quality of the latest Flip cams. Other features include a 2.4-inch screen, a built-in USB cable, and support for SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB). Power is supplied by two AA batteries, offering up two hours of recording.
The Zoom Q3 is expected to ship in September of 2009.