Zoom H1n Handy Recorder Now Available

Zoom North America has released the H1n Handy Recorder, a digital audio recorder tailored for film, music, podcasts, and other applications.

The H1n’s design features a protective mic enclosure, a bright LCD screen, analog-style gain control, and easy-to-access buttons and menu options.


  • 1.25-inch monochrome LCD display.
  • Built-in stereo X/Y 90-degree microphones handle up to 120 dB SPL.
  • Stereo 1/8-inch Mic/Line In mini phone jack.
  • Stereo 1/8-inch Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control.
  • Limiter function for input signal up to 120 dB SPL.
  • New Playback Speed Control, Voice Emphasize Filter, Stereo Bounce (overdub), Auto-Record, Pre-Record, and Self-Timer functions.
  • Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV format.
  • Test Tone and Slate Tone generator.
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB.
  • Runs on two standard AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries or AC adapter (AD-17).

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Pricing and Availability

The Zoom H1n Handy Recorder is available now for $119.99 USD.

9 thoughts on “Zoom H1n Handy Recorder Now Available

  1. I picked up one of these from Amazon a week after NAMM. I like how small and lightweight it is. An added benefit is that it boots up in 3 or 4 seconds. That is way faster than my Zoom H4n. I use a lot of found sound in my compositions. Being able to grab a sound in a hurry is important. I’ve missed a lot of interesting sounds waiting on that H4n to get going.

  2. This looks pretty neat. For much the same reason as Atomic Shadow the faster boot up time and portability of the new H1n really appeals to me. Shame there is no interchangeable mic head like on the H5 and H6 – A shotgun mic attachment would be mighty useful. The bulk of the H5 and H6 is what puts me off bothering to upgrade from my H4n, with the only real benefits being better pres and less noise.

  3. I’ve been itching to ‘upgrade’ my old, trusty H2, this might be the one to do it with. I need something quick and even more portable. The H2 is like carrying around a brick sometimes.

  4. Nothing to complain about at that price except for marketing blurbs.

    a digital audio recorder tailored for film, music, podcasts, and other applications

    “Tailored” for every reason someone might purchase this? It’s tailored for “reasonably good sound recording at a low price”. And fair enough.

  5. Love my H6. One of the best, most practical, gear purchases I have made. Yep m/s mic is incredible to use and listen back from the recordings made utilizing the decoding software

  6. How is this different from the original H1 ?

    Almost all features are the same

    I’ll wager it still can’t be used handheld very effectively due to the excessive noise picked up by the mics while handling it

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