The Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder from Amazon is unlike other models, in that it “has two condenser mics on-board, engineered in the same X/Y pattern that gives recording pros the best stereo recording possible.” It’s currently being liquidated for just $109.99, normally $374.99. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview.
Arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis, this design ensures that the mics are always an equal distance from the sound source for perfect localization without phase shifting. The result is a great sounding recording with natural depth and highly accurate stereo imaging every time…all at the touch of a button.