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Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
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The Q8 combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio, making it the ideal camera for music and video creators everywhere. Its 160 degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom guarantee 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 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. In addition 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.

Zoom Q8 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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, 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
  • L/R Inputs
    • 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)
  • Output Connectors Combined line/headphones stereo mini-jack . Type D micro HDMI
  • USB
    • 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
    • Note: Operation as audio interface and mass storage supported with iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required) Note: USB bus power supported
  • Power Supply
    • Lithium ion battery
    • DC 4.2V maximum voltage
    • DC 3.7V nominal voltage
    • 1700mAh capacity
  • Battery Recharging Times
    • USB: 4 hours, 30 minutes (approximate)
    • AC Adapter: 2 hours, 45 minutes (approximate)
    • Battery Operation Time: More than 2 hours (when recording 720p/30fps)
  • Dimensions
    • Mic Lowered (L x W x H): 158 x 48 x 69 mm
    • Mic Raised (L x W x H): 158 x 48 x 119 mm
    • X/Y Mic (XYQ-8): 50mm (L) x 37mm (W) x 32mm (H)
  • Weight
    • Recorder (without battery, capsule): 9.2 oz (260 g)
    • XYQ-8 Mic Capsule: 1.4 oz (40 g)
    • Battery: 1.4 oz (40 g)

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