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Zoom Q8 Handy Portable HD Video Recorder With Wide-Angle 160° Lens

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Zoom Q8 Handy Portable HD Video Recorder

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 2304x1296 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 2304x2196 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.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Records up to 2304x1296 Video at 30 fps
  • Wide-Angle 160° 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 Three-Prong Adapter Include
Included
Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
  • Detachable Stereo X/Y Microphone Capsule
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Attachment Screw for Hairy Windscreen
  • USB Cable (3.3')
  • 1/4"-20 to Three-Prong Action Camera Mount Adapter
  • Lens Cover
  • Lens Hood
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Manufaturer Part Number ZQ8
Specifications
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 Batteries, 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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 8.2 x 3.0"
Item ID ZODQ8

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Zoom produces a wide array of recording devices, including a line of portable “handy” recorders as well as multi-effects processors, effects pedals, drum machines and samplers. Over the past thirty years, the company has established a solid reputation as a manufacturer of innovative yet affordable products which are based on original microchip designs. Founded in 1983 and based in Tokyo, Japan, the Zoom Corporation spent its first years helping other manufacturers develop sound generator LSI, rhythm machines and MIDI synchronizer systems. In 1989, the first Zoom product was unveiled: the 9002, an ultra-compact multi-effects processor designed to be attached to a guitar strap. It was a huge success. This was followed by the rack-mountable 9010, which featured the world's first 4-In/4-Out individual signal processing. In 1992, the high-end 9200 came to market and soon became a fixture in studios everywhere. The popular Zoom Player series of guitar effects was launched in 1994, along with the Zoom Studio series, which continue to be found in the racks of many musicians today. The following year, the Zoom 500 series of footpedals was introduced, including the 506 bass pedal and the extraordinarily popular 505 guitar pedal, the best-selling multi-effects pedal ever. But it was in 2006 that Zoom totally redefined the state of the art in audio for video with the release of the revolutionary H4 Handy Recorder. Small enough to be held in the palm of your hand, the battery-powered H4 offered an onboard X/Y stereo microphone, the ability to record up to four tracks of 96/24 audio directly to SD card in either WAV or MP3 format, built-in effects including a guitar tuner and metronome, and a USB port that allowed the H4 to be connected to a computer. A smaller Handy Recorder, the H2, was released in 2007, followed by the H4n in 2009. All became standards of the industry. In 2013, the third-generation H6 Handy Recorder was announced—a six-track recorder which offers a slew of advanced features, including a system of interchangeable microphone capsules which can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera. Under the steady hand of CEO Masahiro Iijima, Zoom is dedicated to continually developing new products that allow artists to more freely express their ideas yet are accessible to anyone, from amateur to professional. The company's staff represents a fusion of engineering expertise and artistic sensibilities; they know it’s not just a matter of having advanced technological skills but also the sense and desire to employ them creatively and imaginatively. In the summer of 2013, Zoom North America was formed, debuting along with the first the groundbreaking and multi-award winning H6 Handy Recorder.