Zoom H5 Handheld Stereo Audio Recorder

Portable Handheld Stereo Audio Recorder with interchangable capsules
Zoom H5 Handheld Stereo Audio Recorder
$364.95 $349.00 save 4%


The Zoom H5 provides four tracks of simultaneous recording and it can use all Zoom interchangeable input capsules, allowing you to choose the best microphone for every recording situation. Zoom's flexible and powerful H5 provides everything you need to create multitrack recordings, audio for video, and state-of-the-art podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.


  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • 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
  • 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


  • General: 
    • Recording Media: SD card 16MB to 2GB, SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
    • Display: Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
  • Inputs L/R [XYH-5 X/Y mic]: 
    • Mic type: Unidirectional
    • Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa  
    • Input gain: -∞ to 52 dB
    • Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
  • >Mic/Line In:
    • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
    • Input gain: -∞ to 52 dB
    • Input impedance: 2 k Ω or more
    • Plug-in power: 2.5V supported
    • Backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain
  • Inputs 1/2: 
    • Connectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks
    • (XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
    • Input gain (PAD OFF): -∞ to 55.0 dB 
    • Input gain (PAD ON): -∞ to 35.0 dB
    • Input impedance: 1.8 k Ω or more
    • Max input level:  +22 dBu (PAD ON)
    • Phantom power:  +12V /+24V /+48V
    • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less
  • Line Out:
    • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
    • Rated output level: -10 dBm
    • Output load impedance: 10k Ω or more
  • Phone Out:
    • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
    • Output Level: 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load
  • Built-in speaker: 400mw 8 Ω mono
  • Stereo mode: 
    • WAV (BWF-compliant)
      • Sampling frequency:   44.1/48/96 kHz
      • Bit rate:    16/24 (Stereo)
      • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
    • MP3
      • Sampling frequency:  44.1kHz
      • Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps
  • Multitrack mode: 
    • WAV (BWF-compliant)  
      • Sampling frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 16/24 (Mono/Stereo)
      • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 6 (L/R + INPUT 1/2 + L/R backup)

1 x Zoom H5 Recorder
1 x XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
1 x USB cable
1 x Foam windscreen
1 x Case
1 x SD card (2GB) 
2 x AA size (LR6) battery

1 x Operation manual
1 x Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
1 x Steinberg Cubase LE software download



  • Standard Delivery - Free
  • Express Delivery - $20
  • Store Pick Up (South Melbourne) - Free

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