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Zoom Q8 Video Audio Recorder

Product Code: 378500

The Q8 marries high-definition video with high-resolution audio, making it the perfect camera for music and video creators everywhere.

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Zoom Q8 Video Camera


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 for a world of options.

The Q8 comes with its own specially designed detachable X/Y microphone, yet it’s compatible with most Zoom microphone capsules. If you already use an H5 or H6, you can swap their capsules with the Q8 too.

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.

 

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 as the lens of a camera
  • Supplied detachable stereo X/Y microphone (XYQ-8)
  • Compatible with most 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
  • 10 “Scene” options for use in different lighting environments, plus five steps of digital zoom
  • 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 softwaree
  • 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

 

Here’s what comes included with the Q8:

  • 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

 

Optional Q8 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

 

Specifications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

 

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