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Zoom H5 Handheld recorder

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Want to Click and Collect or try items at our Guildford Store?

The store is open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sunday and bank holidays.

The stock information shows the quantity of units that are available to purchase at the Guildford store and the quantity of units that are available at our off-site Guildford warehouse. These stock levels are updated in real time.

Our Click and Collect service is available at our Guildford store from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 5pm on Sunday. You can either choose click and collect as your delivery option online or, during store opening hours, call our sales team at 01483 456777 to place a 10% deposit.

If you have placed your order online, you will receive a confirmation email of your order and a separate follow-up text or email to confirm when your item is ready for collection.

Please do not come to the store before you have received the follow-up message, as your order may not yet be ready at the store.

If the only available stock is in our off-site warehouse it can be brought to the store location for you to try - you just need to contact the store within opening hours. Please note any requests received after 3.30pm will not arrive at the store until the following morning.

Please be aware that, unless you have paid a deposit to reserve the item, it will continue to be free, both online and in-store, for another customer to buy. Therefore we would advise you to place a 10% deposit by either using the on-line click and collect service or calling us 01483 456777.


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Product Description

Zoom's series of hand held recorders have become a must have for anyone who works in videography, music, foley and more. Anyone who needs to record audio could use on of these recorders. The latest model the H5 takes all the upgrades from the flagship H6 and brings it down in size to a much more manageable size and affordable price.

Multiple Capsules

Much like its big brother the H5 can use any of Zoom's portable capsules so you can change your recorder to fit your needs. It comes with an improved X/Y stereo microphone in the box that has a pair of high quality capsules set up in a perfectly matched stereo configuration. If that is not exactly what you need however you can purchase any of the optional capsules that are easy to get up and running. Mid Side, Shotgun, Stereo XLR, and Large X/Y Stereo capsules are all available for a very reasonable price so you can use this microphone for a wide range of different scenarios.

Ins and Outs

The H5 is a 4 track recorder so not only do you have access to a stereo microphone on the top but also 2 XLR inputs on the bottom of the microphone. All of these tracks record onto separate channels so you can take them out later and edit on your favourite DAW or even on the H5 itself. All of these inputs can be sent out either through the inbuilt line out for direct connection to a camera or headphone out for constant monitoring. The best part however is that all of these inputs and outputs can be individually controlled for pan, level and more.


A portable recorder isn't any good if the batteries can't last. That is why Zoom have spent a lot of time making sure that this microphone is as energy efficient as possible. So with that the H5 will run on a set of AA batteries for over 15 hours! With this much power you can do two full days of work with this microphone without having to change batteries once.

USB Audio Interface

If its abilities as a portable recorder were not already enough to convince you of the handiness of the H5 you can also use it as a high quality USB interface. Via USB 2.0 you can use the H5 for 96kHz / 24-bit recording straight into your favourite DAW. If you need a portable system to edit and record with on the go, match this up with a laptop for the ultimate portable studio.


  • Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
  • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shockmounted mics for reduced handling noise
  • Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
  • Analog-style gain controls for each input
  • Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
  • Plug-in power (2.5 volts)
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome
  • Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
  • MS decoding
  • Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
  • Normalize, Divide, and Trim editing
  • Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
  • A/B loop playback
  • Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function
  • Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • Uses two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries

In the Box 

  • Quick Guide
  • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
  • USB cable
  • Foam windscreen
  • Case