Designed for both music and video creators, the Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder combines HD video recording with Zoom’s high-quality audio capture technology. It features a wide-angle 160° lens to capture the entire scene or stage, and records beyond Full HD resolution video up to 2304×1296 at 30 fps.
On the audio side, the Q8 records up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio and inherits the interchangeable microphone system of Zoom’s H5 and H6 recorders, making it compatible with a variety of optional mic capsules. Included with the Q8 is a 120° X/Y stereo condenser microphone capsule well-suited to capturing live events, concerts, or videos of yourself playing with studio-quality sound. The Q8 also features dual XLR/TRS inputs for inputting professional microphone and line-level sources, giving you up to four simultaneous channels of audio when combined with the X/Y mic capsule.
In addition to 2304×2196 video recording, the Q8 can capture 1080p video at 30 fps and 720p video at 60 or 30 fps to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 128GB in size. It can also record WVGA video at 60 or 30 fps when lower file sizes are needed. Video can be monitored on a flip-out 2.7″ touchscreen LCD, which also provides a convenient interface for adjusting video and audio settings. A micro HDMI port allows you to connect the camcorder to your HDTV to watch your footage. When it comes to recording audio, the Q8 provides a lot of options.
When highest-quality audio is needed, you can record using 16 or 24-bit uncompressed WAV formats at 96, 48, or 44.1 kHz. When audio quality isn’t as important and you want to save space on your SD card, you can choose to record audio using the compressed AAC format with bit rates from 64 to 320 kbps. A headphone/line output jack is provided for monitoring your audio.
By connecting the Q8 to your computer via USB you can use it as a card reader or a USB microphone. You can even use it as a high-quality USB webcam to stream audio and video. The USB port also provides power for charging the included 1700mAh lithium-ion battery. Also included with the Q8 are a foam windscreen, USB cable, and a 1/4″-20 to three-prong adapter for use with GoPro-style mounting accessories.
-160-degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom ensure that you get the full picture
-Record video up to 1296p (3M HD) and 24-bit/96kHz audio
-Detachable XY stereo microphones capture a wide stereo field
-Combo XLR/TRS inputs for connecting your own microphones
-Selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
-Compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
-USB 2.0 data transfer
-Use the Q8 as a 4-channel audio interface into your Mac, PC, or iPad
-HDMI video output (switchable between NTSC and PAL)
-Uses up to 128GB SDXC cards for long record times
-Analog-style mic gain controls with auto-gain make recording in any environment easy and reliable
-Built-in speaker and tripod mount (tripod to 3-prong action camera mount adapter is included)
Video Resolution: 2304 x 1296 pixels (3M HD)/30fps, 1080 pixels/30fps, 720 pixels/60fps, 720 pixels/30fps
Video Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Lens: Wide angle F 2.0/16.6mm
Audio Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
Storage Format: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Display Size: 2.7″ full-color LCD touchscreen
Connectivity: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo, 1 x 1/8″ (headphones), 1 x USB Mini-B, micro HDMI, detachable stereo X/Y mic capsule