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Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set

B&H # ZOAPQ3HD Mfr # APQ-3HD
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Product Highlights
  • Designed for Q3HD

Zoom's APQ-3HD Accessory Set was designed for use with the Q3HD Handy Video Recorder. The 6 included accessories are: an HDMI cable, windscreen, tabletop tripod, a padded-shell case, AC adapter, and an A/V cable. You'll enjoy enhanced video and audio capture, safe and secure storage, easy transfer of footage to your HDTV, and the option to charge the recorder via an AC wall outlet.

For use with the Q3HD Handy Video Recorder
Six useful accessories: HDMI cable, windscreen, tabletop tripod, padded-shell case, AC adapter, A/V cable
Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set
  • HDMI Cable
  • Windscreen
  • Tabletop Tripod
  • Padded-Shell Case
  • AC Adapter
  • A/V Cable
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    ZoomAPQ-3HD Accessory Set
     
    3.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (5)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Not Bad, but... (read on)

    I record with my Q3-HD every once in a while (usually just audio), but when I do, it drains batteries like nobody's business (rechargeable batteries are particularly awful). The AC...Read complete review

    I record with my Q3-HD every once in a while (usually just audio), but when I do, it drains batteries like nobody's business (rechargeable batteries are particularly awful). The AC adapter is excellent for those long recording sessions when you need to make sure that you get a good take in without running out of batteries.

    The carrying case is a little snug, but that doesn't bother me too much, as it serves its protective purpose.

    The wind screen is okay. I tried using it as a pop filter while recording my own voice, but my plosives still significantly stuck out. I have had more success recording vocals by pulling a sock over the mics. I have not tested the wind screen outdoors in windy conditions.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cheap

    This was a great little package. It has just about everything you could want except a case to carry all of the accessories. However, the quality is less than desirable. The biggest complaint...Read complete review

    This was a great little package. It has just about everything you could want except a case to carry all of the accessories. However, the quality is less than desirable. The biggest complaint is that the fit of the Q3HD in the case is very tight. I'm not sure of the quality of the zippers either. Time will tell. The tripod is rather cheap as well. I gave it two starts because the price is only [$].

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    2.0

    Partial acessory kit

    By AZJohnB

    from Sierra vista, AZ

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

      This does provide a Windscreen, a hard shell case and a power adapter. A tripod, etc. All good things to have.

      However, the windscreen does not fit in the case - where am I supposed to keep it? Buy another case?

      Where do I keep the tripod?

      The case is fine but has no provision for a shoulder strap.

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      5.0

      hidden cost

      By xxx

      from nyc

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Reference Recordings
        • Travel

        Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

        essential accessories. should be included with zoom

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Good Not Great

        By Tony the Court Reporter

        from Naples, Fl

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Design
        • Poor Interface

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors
        • Travel

        Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

        As far as the cables go, they are decent enough quality. I was shocked that the Q3HD didn't come with it's own AC adapter, but I guess that's more of a review for the Q3. The windscreen fits very snug on the mics, but the opening is round, not rectangular. It's obviously a screen that was developed for something else. The tripod was very poor quality. Legs are easily bent or broken. I got a Targas version that was much higher quality. I have no complaints about the case, other than the zipper sticks in a certain point. Overall, the accessory kid is very mediocre. I would suggest spending your money on better accessories. Oh and by the way, the ac adapter for the Q3 is the same for the H2n (and probably others) so if you already have some zoom products, you can just swap AC adapters.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good product

        By DW

        from Kansas City, MO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

          Everything is as advertised.
          Buy it for the AC adaptor and protective case.
          They should not have bothered including the tri-pod. It is small and flimsy. I would not use it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Decent not great

          By Dost

          from San Francisco

          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Expensive for what it is
          • Flimsy Design

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

          3 stars because it does the job, but not more because its just basic quality. The AC adaptor works, and has a long cord which is useful. The case is tight and average quality. The mini-tripod is what it is, but I doubt it will last very long. Overall, I don't think its worth the $, and I think that Zoom should have included some of these things (like the AC adaptor) with the device. I would recommend this to a friend, just because the Zoom Q3HD eats batteries like crazy, so you really want to use the AC adaptor any time you can.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Not Bad, but... (read on)

          By ACap

          from Succasunna, NJ

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Interface With Camcorder
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Tight case
          • Wind screen is just ok

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

            I record with my Q3-HD every once in a while (usually just audio), but when I do, it drains batteries like nobody's business (rechargeable batteries are particularly awful). The AC adapter is excellent for those long recording sessions when you need to make sure that you get a good take in without running out of batteries.

            The carrying case is a little snug, but that doesn't bother me too much, as it serves its protective purpose.

            The wind screen is okay. I tried using it as a pop filter while recording my own voice, but my plosives still significantly stuck out. I have had more success recording vocals by pulling a sock over the mics. I have not tested the wind screen outdoors in windy conditions.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Recommended For Your Q3HD

            By SoupGirrrl

            from Northeast USA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • No Performance Improvement
            • Tricky case to open
            • Windscreen low quality

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Podcasting

            Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

            Really, some of these items should have been included with the Zoom Q3HD purchase, such as the AC Adapter, windscreen and case. The mini-tripod is okay, but the Zoom feels a bit top-heavy on it when connected. I can see the windscreen falling apart after about 6-12 months usage. The case lightly padded, and you have to be careful when zipping or unzipping as not to catch the Zoom strap in the zipper or to have the case flop open unexpectedly when opening.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product!

            By vidman

            from New York, NY

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

              I use this product with ;my Zoom video and it's just another addition to an already amazing product. I use the Zoom video and the accessory pack professionally as a musician and composer. Great quality products.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Good Enough

              By Equipment Guy

              from NYC

              About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Flimsy Design

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

              The accessories come in handy, specifically the ac adapter since the Zoom drains batteries very quickly. The little tripod was nice, but broke within 5 mins... but can still be used.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              2.0

              Cheap

              By Intenseman

              from Denver

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy Design

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Indoors

                Comments about Zoom APQ-3HD Accessory Set:

                This was a great little package. It has just about everything you could want except a case to carry all of the accessories. However, the quality is less than desirable. The biggest complaint is that the fit of the Q3HD in the case is very tight. I'm not sure of the quality of the zippers either. Time will tell. The tripod is rather cheap as well. I gave it two starts because the price is only [$].

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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