Gear / Technical Help => Recording Gear => Topic started by: Kamen on January 02, 2018, 05:55:30 PM

Title: New Zoom H1n
Post by: Kamen on January 02, 2018, 05:55:30 PM

So, it seems like the Zoom H1 is being revamped - with the proverbial "n" added to the model name.

A friend shared this video teaser from Zoom's FB account:


Everything else I have been able to glean is from Japanese sites. Some pictures (that look like wireframes), but absolutely no info on specs/improvements/etc.

Never been much of a fan of Zoom's "handy" recorders, although I do have a soft spot for the H2n's weirdness (if not.for its noise floor).

From what I've seen:

- Mainly visual improvements (looks slightly flatter, and with a prettier protective cage, for what it's worth).

- I like the H5 and H6 rotary dials, but the one on the H1n is not located in a good position on the unit IMO.

Here's another video on YouTube:


Pictures and a description here:


Google Translate says:

Handy recorder ZOOM H1n popular model renewed

ZOOM (Zoom) will release a handy recorder "H1n" equipped with a full-scale XY stereo microphone in the palm-sized compact body.

"H1n" is a simple operation that can be handled easily, it is a model that will succeed the best-selling machine "H1" that can perform stereo recording of the XY method with clear front and rear left and right sound image localization. Not only instruments and live concerts, it can also be used as a natural sound creator or as an external voice recorder of a single-lens reflex camera (DSLR), a stereoscopic stereo sound image excellent in presence with a maximum of 24 bit / 96 kHz WAV or MP3 format It is possible to record.

It corresponds to the Japanese display of the setting menu, and overdubbing (overlap) is also equipped. The input level can be quickly and intuitively adjusted with a dedicated knob, and automatic adjustment by auto level function is also possible. In addition, it is equipped with a USB audio interface function that adopts an asynchronous transfer system that is not affected by computer jitter, and it can also be used as a high-quality USB microphone for personal computers and iOS devices.

MicroSD / microSDHC card is adopted as recording media (Maximum 32 GB compatible / sold separately)
Overdubbing function of nondestructive method that can overwrite while leaving the original file
Various recording options such as auto REC / pre REC
DSLR Sound marker function that sounds convenient for positioning of video and audio, sounds at the beginning / end of recording
Supports double-speed playback / slow playback / A-B repeat playback of recorded files
With sound pressure resistance up to 120 dB SPL, clear and distortion-free recording is achieved even at high volume
Built-in speaker that can preview the recording result on the spot
Driving for about 10 hours with 2 AAA alkaline batteries
Steinberg "Cubase LE" and "WaveLab LE" download license included

Handy Recorder H1n

Release date
Scheduled late November 2017

Selling price
(Tax excluded) ¥ 12,500 (tax included ¥ 13,500)
Title: Re: New Zoom H1n
Post by: Ozpeter on March 02, 2018, 10:45:17 PM
http://learnaboutfilm.com/zoom-h1n-review/ has some short samples of ambient sound and speech, and it sounds quite respectable at the price.  I doubt whether this would be a "go to" recorder for anyone here, but for a car glovebox recorder for grabbing some unexpected FX or whatever, you could probably do a lot worse.  The direct access to main functions is valuable when making such a "sudden" recording - you don't have too fiddle with this and that first.  A point and shoot recorder if you like.

I don't do any recording these days but I'm tempted to get one of these just in case I have a sudden inclination to grab some sound.  And I might put up some comparative recordings vs say the Sony M10 or the H2N for the amusement of you good people.

Edit - see also http://www.iso1200.com/2018/02/is-zoom-h1n-better-than-h1.html

and no doubt many others.
Title: Re: New Zoom H1n
Post by: webvan on June 04, 2018, 05:58:23 AM
So did you end up picking one up ? A potentially very useful feature for taping is the limiter that was absent on the H1.
Title: Re: New Zoom H1n
Post by: Ozpeter on June 07, 2018, 06:32:11 AM
Yup - and in a few weeks it might see some action at a jazz gig.  Why I keep buying recording equipment when I almost never have a chance to actually use it is beyond me... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi5x5Go4eIY is a very well-produced review for anyone interested in the little thing.
Title: Re: New Zoom H1n
Post by: webvan on June 07, 2018, 09:08:16 AM
Looking forward to hearing your Jazz gig recording !
Title: Re: New Zoom H1n
Post by: IronFilm on July 25, 2018, 12:37:42 AM
A little sale on the H1n for $99

Title: Re: New Zoom H1n
Post by: webvan on July 25, 2018, 01:02:48 AM
Thanks for the tip, Amazon.com is showing the same price if you need it quicker.
Title: Re: New Zoom H1n
Post by: Ozpeter on November 04, 2018, 11:36:15 PM
90 second sample of Roland in-ear binaural mics (Roland CS-10EM) direct into Zoom H1N mic input.  No eq etc.  Venue was a jazz club, band was unusual being unamplified trumpet, trombone and drums, with amplified string bass.  Sounds ok to me but I'm old and have a heavy cold!  A very pocketable rig - the slim form of the Zoom coupled with the right angle connectors of the Roland mic works very well.