Zoom H5 + 16GB Card Handy Recorder

Availability: Discontinued

  • This great value bundle includes the Zoom H5 4-Channel Handy Recorder with a high-quality branded 16GB SD Card.
  • The compact and portable H5 gives you everything you need to create professional-quality audio.
  • It comes with a detachable stereo X/Y microphone and utilizes a system of interchangeable input capsules that allow you to choose the best mic for every situation.
  • Ideal for live concert and rehearsal recording as well as audio for video, the H5 is equally well-suited for podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.
Our price £227.99


Zoom H5 + 16GB Card Handy Recorder

This great value bundle includes the Zoom H5 4-Channel Handy Recorder with a high-quality branded 16GB SD Card.

Zoom H5 has won the SOS Award for Best Hardware Record.


Flexible Audio for Video Perfection

The flexible and powerful H5 provides everything you need to create multitrack recordings, audio for video, state-of-the-art podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.

X/Y recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still capture sound sources in the centre with clarity and definition, making it ideal for all types of live stereo recording. The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule included with the H5 provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90-degree angle. The H5’s rubberized housing and shock-mounted microphones minimize vibration and handling noise, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise and other kinds of low-frequency rumble.

The design of the XYH-5 also allows the H5 to handle louder sounds than any other Handy Recorder model: 140 dB SPL, to be precise, equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away, enabling you to capture sounds louder, closer, and cleaner than you ever could before. Also, to keep your levels under control, the H5 offers compression and limiting. The H5 utilizes the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.


Pre-Record, Auto-Record and Backup-Record*

The Pre-Record function captures and saves two seconds of audio before you hit RECORD, perfect for unexpected starts.

The Auto-Record function allows the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.

The H5’s Backup-Record function automatically records a duplicate set of L/R tracks with 12db less input gain. This audio safety net helps to protect your recordings.

*44.1 and 48 kHz WAV files only.


Inputs and Outputs

The H5’s XLR/TRS combo inputs can handle both mic- and line-level signals for microphones, wireless receivers, mixers, keyboards and more. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob. The supplied XYH-5 capsule also provides an additional mic/line input via a ⅛" mini phone jack.

A Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send audio from the H5 to the input of a camera or other device without the need for an attenuator cable. In addition, there's a separate headphone output with dedicated volume control. You can use both outputs simultaneously to route audio to your DSLR while monitoring with headphones.


Recording Times & File Formats

Record continuously for about 10 hours with just 2 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.

The H5 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:

  • 44.1kHz / 16-bit
  • 48kHz / 24-bit
  • 44.1kHz / 24-bit
  • 96kHz / 16-bit
  • 48kHz / 16-bit
  • 96kHz / 24-bit



  • 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 shock mounted mics for reduced handling noise
  • Four-track simultaneous recording, large backlit LCD display, records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz 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 -20 dB pad
  • Analogue-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


In the Box:

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
  • SD card (16GB)
  • AA size (LR6) battery x 2
  • USB cable
  • Foam windscreen
  • Case ​
  • Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
  • Steinberg Cubase LE software download
More Information
  • Recording media: SD card: 16MB to 2GB , SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
  • Display: Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
  • INPUTS 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)
  • Mass Storage Class operation: Class: USB 2.0
  • High-Speed Audio Interface operation: Multitrack mode: Class: USB 2.0 High Speed. Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz. Bit rate: 16/24 bit. Inputs / Outputs: 4 / 2
  • Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode: Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed. Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz. Bit rate: 16 bit. Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2. USB bus-powered operation possible (iPad operation supported in Stereo mode only)