The Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder sets itself apart from the cheap camcorder pack by capturing HD audio with two stereo condenser microphones.

• Zoom's Q3 Handy Video Recorder, a pocket camcorder with an emphasis on high quality audio, is now shipping. Back in September, our own Dan Nosowitz reviewed the Q3 and found that the device's audio capabilities were indeed impressive, though he was disappointed by its paltry 640 x 480 resolution video. Still, if you're interested in an inexpensive camcorder that offers quality sound recording, this is one to check out. The Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder takes SDHC cards and runs on 2 AA batteries. It can be ordered for $249 on Amazon and elsewhere. [Engadget]