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DennisS

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Location: Los Anglels, United States
Registered: 1 Sep 2007
Zoom H2 v H2N
Posted: 7 May 2014 at 1:25 GMT
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If you have been using a Zoom H2 the upgrade to the H2N is definately worth it.

Improvements include:

1) Much shorter boot up time.
2) Much more organized and easy to navigate menu system.
3) Menu navigation controls are so much better.
4) Recording mode (2d, 4d, 2 channel etc) is now one dial on the top of the H2N. Oh so easy to change from one mode to another.
5) Back lit display.
6) External gain control knob for very quick adjustment.
7) Very large record button at the bottom of the unit.
8) More rounded case. Feels better in the hand.
9) many more as I start using the unit in the field.

Downside: Does not come with a wind screen. No problem. The one from the H2 works just fine.

Got mine new in the box for $120 delivered off of eBay. If I waited longer I could have had a used one for much less.

Don't get me wrong. The H2 is a great little unit that still does a great job of recording. I upgraded mainly for the quicker boot up and back lit screen. The other improvements are a bonus.
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Smooth

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Location: Mount Panorama, Australia
Registered: 21 Jul 2004
Re: Zoom H2 v H2N
Posted: 7 May 2014 at 9:29 GMT
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Interesting Dennis, I hadn't looked into replacing the H2 so it is good to know the features and changes.

Regards, Smooth cool
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DennisS

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Location: Los Anglels, United States
Registered: 1 Sep 2007
Re: Zoom H2 v H2N
Posted: 7 May 2014 at 15:31 GMT
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Another upgrade:

The power button on the H2N is spring loaded and takes just a bit of effort to turn on.

The power button on the H2 is oh so very easy to turn on without knowing. Too many times as I placed the H2 back in my bag the power switch rubbed up against the camera bag and turned the unit on. Good thing I carry extra batteries and a charger.
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