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Description

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.

SPECS

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip 1/3" CMOS
Sensor Resolution 3 MP
Optics
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 16.6mm 
Maximum Aperture f/2
Minimum Focusing Distance 14.2" / 36.0 cm
Fixed Focus Yes
Angle of View 160°
Zoom Digital
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC (128 GB Maximum)
Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Format 2304 x 1296p at 30 fps (24 Mb/s H.264/AVC)
1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (H.264/AVC)
1280 x 720p at 30/60 fps (H.264/AVC)
800 x 480 at 30/60 fps (H.264/AVC)
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 Kb/s
AAC: 256.0 Kb/s
AAC: 192.0 Kb/s
AAC: 128.0 Kb/s
AAC: 64.0 Kb/s
WAV: 24.0-Bit
WAV: 16.0-Bit
Exposure Control
Self-Timer 3, 5, 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 2 x XLR / TRS combo jacks
Outputs 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo combined line/headphone
1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x 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
Max Runtime: 2 Hours per Charge
Charging Method USB
Charging Time 4.5 Hours
Dimensions (W x H x D) 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
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