Handy as the name suggests, the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder is an uber versatile field recorder with four tracks and a myriad of swappable mic capsules, though it comes stock with an XY pair. Onboard effects give you the chance to edit your audio on the go, with the ability to compress, limit, filter, loop, and more right on the H5 itself. The Zoom H5 even comes with an incredible pre-record feature for those unexpected recordings using a 2-second buffer that runs even before you hit record, as well as a backup recording function that will stop transients right in their tracks.

Product Specs

  • H5 Handy Recorder
  • Black
  • 2010s

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Reviews for the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder
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  • The Best Portable Recorder for the Price

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    The Zoom H5 comes with an amazing sounding microphone that will pick up as much or as little as desired with the utmost clarity. Having 4 channels provides great flexibility. Controls are straight forward and easy to use. There are several Youtubers that use Zoom recorders to a high level. Check out Reina Del Cid or Josh Turner Guitar.

  • Great upgrade from Zoom H4n

    I did a quick video about the Zoom H5 as the ultimate field recorder. I've used it for a long time and find it performs quite well. I like using it with a Triton Fethead Phantom for hotter sound with all mics, too. https://youtu.be/zPvtZwMs0so

  • Love it! Sounds very clean

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    Sounds great! Much better size than H6 and looks nicer than H4. Sounds worlds better than my old H2

  • Imrovement on H4N pro

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    The pot-style dials are much nicer than the buttons on the H4n. Also, significantly, the software runs much faster.

  • So far so good!

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    I haven't used this gadget much, but from the few recordings I've made thus far the sound quality is pretty amazing. It took a little manual study to get the hang of it but it's coming along. For someone who's not a techno geek, I'm grateful that I'm able to at least maneuver around the basics of re…