Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder

PA SKU # ZOO Q8 MFR # Q8 UPC # 884354014759
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  • Product Highlights
  • Records up to 2304x1296 Video at 30 fps
  • 160° Wide-Angle Lens
  • Detachable X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Compatible with Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • Dual XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
  • Records up to Four Simultaneous Channels
  • Record up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz Audio
  • 2.7" LCD Touchscreen
  • Doubles as USB Webcam & Audio Interface
  • 1/4"-20 to 3-Prong Adapter Included

Handy HD Video / Four-Track Audio Recorder

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.

Complete compatibility for total versatility.
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.

The Total Package
Easy to use and full-featured.

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.
  • 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 audio input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
  • Supplied detachable stereo X/Y microphone (XYQ-8)
  • Compatible with many Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately); not compatible with EXH-6 TRS/XLR Combo Input Capsule
  • 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
  • Three imaging sense options (AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT) for use in all lighting environments
  • Self-timer
  • 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, each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
  • Analog-style gain controls for each input
  • Built-in audio mixer
  • Stereo link function
  • Auto-Gain control, plus built-in compressor and limiter
  • Supplied foam windscreen and low-cut filter for the elimination of low-frequency noise and rumble
  • Dedicated Headphone output/Line out
  • Built-in speaker for fast monitoring
  • HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs, selectable between NTSC and PAL
  • USB interface for live streaming and data transfer to and from computer editing software
  • Webcam and USB mic function for use with external devices such as computers and iPads (Apple Camera Connection Kit required)
  • Direct monitoring for zero latency during use as a USB mic
  • Compatible with USTREAM Producer, Flash Live Media Encorder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications
  • SD card reader function
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery (chargeable via USB or optional AC adapter)
  • Battery life of more than 2 hours
  • Built-in standard tripod mount
  • Includes tripod-to-three-prong converter for compatibility with all action camera mounts
  • Camera
  • Sensor: 3 Megapixel 1/3" CMOS
  • Optics
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 16.6
  • Maximum Aperture: f/ 2
  • Lens: Fixed Focus
  • Focusing Distance: 14.2" / 36.0 cm - Infinity
  • Angle of View: 160°
  • Zoom: Digital
  • Recording
  • System: NTSC
  • Recording Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 128 GB
  • Video Format:
    High Definition
    MPEG4-AVC/H.264
    2304 x 1296p / 30 fps (24 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
    1280 x 720p / 60 fps
    1280 x 720p / 30 fps
    Standard Definition
    WVGA
    800 x 480 / 60 fps
    800 x 480 / 30 fps
  • Aspect Ratio: 16: 9
  • Microphone Recording Angle: 120°
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Audio Format: AAC, WAV
  • Sampling Frequency:
    AAC: 48.0 kHz
    WAV: 96.0 kHz
    WAV: 48.0 kHz
    WAV: 44.1 kHz
  • Bit Rate:
    AAC: 320.0 kbps
    AAC: 256.0 kbps
    AAC: 192.0 kbps
    AAC: 128.0 kbps
    AAC: 64.0 kbps
    WAV: 24.0-bit
    WAV: 16.0-bit
  • Display
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Screen Size: 2.7"
  • Exposure Control
  • Self Timer: 3 Sec, 5 Sec, 10 Sec
  • Features
  • Scene Modes: Preset: Yes
  • Built-in Mic: Yes
  • Built-in Speaker: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: None
  • Tripod Mount: 1/4" - 20
  • Input/Output Connectors
  • Inputs: 2x XLR / TRS combo jacks
  • Outputs:
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Output (Jack) combined line/headphone
    1x HDMI D (Micro)
    1x USB Mini-B USB 2.0
  • Microphone Input: Yes
  • Headphone Jack: Yes
  • General
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7-4.2 VDC, 1700 mAh, Providing up to 2 Hours per Charge
  • Charging Method: USB
  • Charging Time: 4.5 hours
  • Dimensions (WxHxD):
    6.2 x 1.9 x 2.7" / 15.8 x 4.8 x 6.9 cm Mic lowered
    6.2 x 1.9 x 4.7" / 15.8 x 4.8 x 11.9 cm Mic raised
    2.0 x 1.5 x 1.3" / 5.0 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm X/Y mic capsule
  • Weight:
    10.58 oz / 300 g Recorder
    1.41 oz / 40 g X/Y mic capsule
  • 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
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