Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
HD VIDEO + FOUR-TRACK AUDIO RECORDER
Think of the possibilities.
You've never seen—or heard—anything like it.
The Q8 marries high-definition video with high-resolution audio, making it the perfect camera for music and video creators everywhere. Its 160 degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom ensure that you’ll always capture the complete picture. Combine that with ZOOM’s groundbreaking interchangeable mic capsule system and two XLR-TRS combo inputs, and you have a world of audio options.
The Q8 comes with its own specially designed detachable X/Y microphone, yet it’s compatible with many Zoom microphone capsules. If you already use an H5 or H6, you can swap their capsules with the Q8 too. (* EXH-6 TRS/XLR Combo Capsule is not compatible with the Q8.)
The Q8 offers a large full-color LCD touchscreen for ease of use, along with a wealth of advanced features. Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs allow the connection of external microphones and line-level sources, and a built-in speaker and stereo Headphone/Line Out jack provide audio monitoring; there’s even an HDMI output for video monitoring.
Its high-quality 160-degree wide-angle lens and flexible mounting options mean that you can shoot high-def video anywhere you go. Plus, there’s a USB output that allows the Q8 to be interconnected with your computer so you can use it with your favorite streaming or editing software.
Whether you’re a musician, indie filmmaker, podcaster, blogger, teacher, or video pro, you’ll find the Q8 to be the perfect creative companion.
The Q8 delivers that same great Zoom sound quality you’ll find in all of our products, with support for high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio. It comes with a high-quality detachable X/Y microphone or you can connect different Zoom mic capsule.
A low-cut filter and foam windscreen allow you to eliminate low-frequency noise and rumble, and there are three Dynamics settings, as well as a built-in compressor and limiter. Audio can be recorded along with video, or the Q8 can be used as a standalone stereo or four-channel audio-only recorder.
The Q8 goes beyond standard HD, offering 3M HD (2304 x 1296 pixels @ 30fps /24mbps) as well as two kinds of HD (24mbps and 16mbps for increased storage capability) at frame rates of up to 60 fps at 720p for capturing fast action video.
Its F2.0 aperture / 160˚ wide-angle lens ensures that you’ll capture every moment with full realism and sharp definition. Three “Scene” presets allow you to use the Q8 in a variety of different lighting conditions. And support for both standard and HD video file formats assures that you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to storage and streaming.
Recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB)
Imaging sensor 1/3-inch 3-megapixels CMOS sensor
Optics lens Fixed Focus (36cm to ∞), F2.0,
Focal distance about 16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent)
Video format MPEG-4 AVC / H.264（MOV）
Video resolutions 3M HD (2304 x 1296) 30fps, HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps
Audio formats WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz)
AAC (Bit Rate: 64 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 48kHz)
Audio functions Lo-cut filter (80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz), Dynamics control (Limiter, Compressor, Leveler)
Image functions Digital zoom (5 steps), Scene selection (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night), Self timer (off / 3sec / 5sec / 10sec)
Display 2.7" wide full-color LCD, Touch screen
Built-in mic X/Y stereo mic (XYQ-8)
120° XY stereo format
Maximum sound pressure input: 140dB SPL
Input gain: -∞ to 52dB
INPUT 1 / 2 TRS/XLR combo jacks
Input gain (PAD off): -∞ to 55dB
Input gain (PAD on): -∞ to 35dB
Input impedance: 1.8 kΩ or more
Maximum input level: +22 dBu (PAD on)
Phantom power: +12 / +24 / +48V
Equivalent input noise: -120 dBu or less
Output connector Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack
microHDMI (Type D)
Built-in speaker 400mW 8Ω, monaural speaker
USB Mini B type
[Operation as mass storage] Class: USB2.0 High Speed
[Operation as audio interface] Class: USB2.0 Full Speed, 16-bit/44.1kHz
[Operation as webcam] WVGA/720p video size, 16-bit/48kHz audio
Note: Operation as audio interface and mass storage supported with iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required)
Note: USB bus power supported
Power supply Lithium-ion battery
DC 4.2V maximum voltage
DC 3.7V nominal voltage
Battery recharging times USB: 4 hours, 30 minutes (approximate)
AC adapter: 2 hours, 45 minutes (approximate)
Battery operation time More than 2 hours (when recording 720p/30fps)
AC adapter ZOOM AD-17, sold separately: DC 5V/1A
Dimensions Mic lowered: 158mm (L) x 48mm (W) x 69mm (H)
Mic raised: 158mm (L) x 48mm (W) x 119mm (H)
X/Y mic (XYQ-8): 50mm (L) x 37mm (W) x 32mm (H)
Weight Recorder (including battery): 300g
XYQ-8 capsule: 40g)
Included accessories Detachable stereo X/Y microphone capsule (XYQ-8), Foam windscreen, Rechargeable Li-ion battery(BT-03), USB cable (1m), Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter, Lens cover, Lens hood, Strap, Operation manual
Optional accessories XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule, XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule, MSH-6 Mid-Side mic capsule, SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule, SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun mic capsule
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