Zoom H5 Handheld Recorder


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.

3 in stock

These are the locations you can ship from:
  • WESTERN CAPE, Plumstead store: 1 in stock
  • WESTERN CAPE, N1 City Value Centre store: 1 in stock
  • WESTERN CAPE, Claremont store: 1 in stock
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    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.

    What’s in the box:

    • Operation manual
    • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
    • AA size (LR6) battery x 2
    • USB cable
    • Foam windscreen
    • Case


    • 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


    • Audio Interface: Yes (via USB)
    • A/D Resolution: 16-bit/44.1 kHz, 24-bit/96kHz
    • Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 4
    • Simultaneous Play Tracks: 4
    • Built-in Mic(s): XYH-5 X/Y mic
    • Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo, 1 x 1/8″
    • Analog Outputs: 1 x 1/8″
    • Headphones: 1 x 1/8″
    • Built-in Speaker: Yes
    • Memory (removable): SD/SDHC Card Slot (up to 32GB)
    • Effects: Compression, Limiting, Low-cut filter, Metronome, Tuner, Playback Looping, Pitch Change, Variable Playback Speed
    • USB: Yes
    • Power Supply: AA battery, AC, USB bus power
    • Battery Life: Over 15 hours
    • Stand Mountable: Yes (Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter)
    • Height: 1.66″
    • Width: 5.21″
    • Depth: 7.77″
    • Weight: 0.59 lbs.
    • Manufacturer Part Number: ZH5