Zoom Q8 HD Video/Four-Track Audio Handy Recorder

Zoom Q8 HD Video Recorder Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB

Product Code: Q8

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Features
• Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB
• Supplied detachable stereo X/Y microphone (XYQ-8)
• 4x digital zoom
• Records video in MOV format (with or without audio)
• Records audio in AAC and WAV formats, up to 24-bit/96k
• Up to four tracks of simultaneous audio recording
• Built-in audio mixer
• Stereo link function


The Zoom 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 for a world of options.

The Zoom Q8 comes with its own specially designed detachable X/Y microphone, yet it’s compatible with most Zoom microphone capsules.

The Zoom 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.

Features
• Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB
• High-quality 160° wide-angle lens with selectable viewing angles (F2.0/16.6mm)
• Uses a system of interchangeable microphone capsules that can be swapped out as easily
• Supplied detachable stereo X/Y microphone (XYQ-8)
• Compatible with most Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
• Full-color rotating LCD touchscreen
• Support for five HD video modes, up to 2304 x 1296 pixels (3M HD), as well as two WVGA modes
• Frame rates of up to 60fps for capturing fast action video and slow motion playback
• 4x digital zoom
• Records video in MOV format (with or without audio)
• Records audio in AAC and WAV formats, up to 24-bit/96k
• Up to four tracks of simultaneous audio recording
• Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
• Analog-style gain controls for each input
• Built-in audio mixer
• Stereo link function

General
Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 128GB)
Image sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor
Lens: Fixed focus (36cm - ∞) F2.0, focal distance approx. 16.6 mm (35mm equivalent)
Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Video resolutions: 3M HD (2304 x 1296 pixels) 30fps
HD (1080 pixels) 30fps
HD (720 pixels) 60fps
HD (720 pixels) 30fps
WVGA 60fps
WVGA 30fps
Audio formats: WAV (16/24-bit quantization, 44.1/48/96kHz sampling frequency)
AAC (64-320kbps bit rate, 48kHz sampling
Audio functions: Low-cut filter, Auto Gain (Concert/Solo/Meeting), compressor, limiter
Image functions: Digital zoom (1.0x-4.0x)
Scene selection (Auto/Concert Lighting/Night)
Self timer (Off, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds)
Display: 2.7" full-color LCD touchscreen
Built-in speaker: 400mW 8 Ω mono speaker
L/R Inputs
Inputs X/Y mic (XYQ-8): 120° X/Y stereo format
Maximum sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
Input gain: ∞ to +52 dB
Equivalent input noise: − 120 dBu or less
INPUT 1/2 Input connectors:
 
TRS/XLR combo jacks
Input gain (PAD OFF): −∞ to 55 dB
Input gain (PAD ON): −∞ to 35 dB
Input impedance: 1.8 k Ω or more
Maximum input level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
Phantom power: +12/+24/+48V (Global for INPUT 1 and 2)
Equivalent input noise: − 120 dBu or less
Output connectors: Combined line/headphones stereo mini-jack
Type D micro HDMI
USB:
USB: Connector: USB Mini B type
Operation as mass storage: Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Operation as audio interface: Class: USB 1.0 Full Speed
Operation as webcam: WVGA/720p video size, 48kHz 16-bit audio
Power supply: Lithium ion battery
DC 4.2V maximum voltage,
DC 3.7V nominal voltage,
1700mAh capacity
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: 260g / 9.2oz (without battery, capsule)
XYQ-8 Mic Capsule: 40g / 1.4oz
Battery: 40g / 1.4oz

• Detachable stereo X/Y microphone capsule (XYQ-8)
• Foam windscreen
• Rechargeable Li-ion battery
• USB cable (50 cm)
• Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter
• Lens cover
• Lens hood
• Strap
• Operation manual