Zoom H1 is a compact if somewhat basic recorder.
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Pro Can use AC or USB bus power instead of batteries
With the optional AC adapter, you can record for prolonged periods of time without worrying about the battery level.
Pro Comes bundled with WaveLab LE from Steinberg
So you can start to produce and edit your recording right out of the box.
Pro Works as a USB audio interface
The H1 also functions as a USB audio interface, letting you record directly to either a Mac or PC.
Pro Easy access switches for lo-cut, auto-level and file formats
On the back of recorder you can find switches for lo-cut, auto-level and file formats.
Pro Really compact
It is small enough to fit in your pocket.
Pro Stereo X/Y microphone pattern
Spacious stereo, that captures depth and distance and ignores unwanted noise behind recorder.
Pro Monitor via headphones
Pro Easy to use
It does not have a lot of features that could complicate things and turned face up it has a single button - record.
Pro Different bundles may include extra accessories
A windscreen, a mic stand clip adapter, an adjustable desktop tripod, a soft case, an AC adapter (USB type) and a USB cable.
Pro Screen illuminates
So you can use it in the dark.
Pro Input level adjust
You can adjust level of incoming signal.
Pro Can use as an external mic for a camera
You can buy a DSLR mount and the input minijack can be found on the side of recorder.
Pro Can record wav and mp3
The H1 can record linear PCM (WAV) files at 24-bit/96 kHz and MP3 format to maximize the recording time.
Pro Lasts up to 10h on one AA battery
10 hours of continuous recording can be attained with a single AA alkaline battery.
Pro Mark audio
You can set marks in recordings for use later in editing.
Pro An external microphone can be used
Minijack connection for an external microphone can be found on the side.