Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder

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    Product Description

    The Q8 from Zoom 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.

    Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder Features

    • Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB
    • High-quality 160 degree wide angle lens with selectable viewing angles (F 2.0/16.6mm)
    • 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 all Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
    • 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 60 fps for capturing fast action video and slow motion playback
    • Three imaging sense options (AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT) for use in all lighting environments
    • Self timer
    • 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
    • Built-in compressor, limiter, and leveler
    • MS Matrix function converts Mid-Side signal from external mics to standard stereo
    • 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
    • Standard tripod mount
    • Includes tripod-to-three-prong converter for compatibility with all action camera mounts
    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. (*EXH-6 TRS/XLR Combo Capsule is not compatible with the Q8.)

    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.

    Full range, crystal clarity
    The Q8 delivers that same great Zoom sound quality you’ll find in all of our products, with support for high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio. It comes with a high-quality detachable X/Y microphone or you can connect different Zoom mic capsule.

    A low-cut filter and foam windscreen allow you to eliminate low-frequency noise and rumble, and there are three Dynamics settings, as well as a built-in compressor and limiter. Audio can be recorded along with video, or the Q8 can be used as a standalone stereo or four-channel audio-only recorder.

    Go beyond High Definition
    The Q8 goes beyond standard HD, offering 3M HD (2304 x 1296 pixels @ 30fps /24mbps) as well as two kinds of HD (24mbps and 16mbps for increased storage capability) at frame rates of up to 60 fps at 720p for capturing fast action video.

    Its F2.0 aperture / 160 degree wide-angle lens ensures that you’ll capture every moment with full realism and sharp definition. Three 'Scene' presets allow you to use the Q8 in a variety of different lighting conditions. And support for both standard and HD video file formats assures that you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to storage and streaming.

    Flexible Mounting
    Need a different POV? The Q8’s got you covered. Not only can it be attached to any standard tripod, it comes with a tripod-to-three-prong converter, so you can use it with every kind of action camera mount, too.

    Take your Q8 onstage and mount it to your mic stand, amp, or drum kit. Shoot video from front row center and use the supplied stereo X/Y microphone to capture the audience experience. Or use the Q8 at the mixing position and record the feed from the board, as well as the sound of the room. Use multiple Q8s for a dramatic mix of different angles — the full-color touchscreen LCD is fully rotatable so you can always view your image regardless of camera positioning.

    Connectivity, power to spare, and selectable file formats
    A built-in USB port enables live streaming and allows the Q8 to be used as a webcam or USB microphone. It also allows connection with other equipment and computer software — even an iPad* — for post-production capability.
    * Apple Camera Connection Kit required.

    The supplied lithium-ion battery that powers the Q8 can be recharged easily in the studio or in the field, using either an optional AC adapter or via USB. Battery life is more than two hours when shooting at 720p/30fps. In audio recording-only mode, battery life is extended further still.

    The Q8 records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB. Video is stored in MOV file format, with various HD settings for maximum video quality, or you can shoot in standard definition (SVGA) when space or streaming bandwidth is at a premium. Recorded audio can be integrated directly into the MOV file, or audio can be saved separately from the video data.

    The Musician
    Great performances can be elusive...but with the Q8, they can live forever. Capture the total experience — not just the sights but the sounds, too. Shoot video from the audience and use the supplied wide-angle X/Y mic to capture immersive sound. Take your Q8 onstage to get close and provide the musician’s perspective. Or use it at the mixing position to combine sharp high-def video and stereo room sound with the crisp, clean audio signal coming straight from the board.

    The Indie Filmmaker
    The compact size of the Q8 and its compatibility with both tripod mounts and three-prong action camera mounts mean you can shoot footage anywhere, from perspectives other cameras simply cannot capture. Take it to remote locations. Indoors or outdoors, wherever you go, you can count on your Q8 to deliver crisp video with superior audio.

    The Podcaster
    Get creative and do it right. By bringing together high-definition video and high-resolution 24-bit/96k audio, the Q8 allows you to take your YouTube creations and podcasts to a whole new level. Use your Q8 to educate and entertain, turn viewers into subscribers, and let advertisers know that you’re the real deal.

    The Blogger
    Don’t let anything get in the way of the story. The Q8 is perfect for electronic newsgathering, for conducting interviews, and for creating personal video blogs and podcasts. Capture video and audio to an SD card for later editing with your favorite software or stream it live; you can even use the Q8 as a web camera or USB microphone.

    The Teacher
    With its high-quality sound and crisp, sharp video, the Q8 is the perfect teaching tool, ideal for creating detailed video lessons and demonstrating fingerings, bowings, and other playing skills. Use it to capture students’ rehearsals and performances so they can review and perfect both form and technique, documenting and enabling their musical growth.

    The Video Pro
    With single-button recording, self-timer, high quality wide-angle lens, and sensing options that automatically adapt to various lighting situations, the Q8 is the ideal tool for creating professional-quality videos with pristine audio.

    Transfer the files to your favorite editing software via USB and turn your raw footage into high-quality productions. The Q8’s compact size makes it the perfect B-roll camera too, allowing you to go where your big rig can’t and capture video from unusual angles. You can even use the Q8 as a standalone audio field recorder.

    Product Specifications
    Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder Specifications
    • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB)
    • Imaging sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixels CMOS sensor
    • Optics lens:
      • Fixed Focus (36cm to ∞), F2.0,
      • Focal distance about 16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent)
    • Video format: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264(MOV)
    • Video resolutions: 3M HD (2304 x 1296) 30fps, HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps
    • Audio formats:
      • WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz)
      • AAC (Bit Rate: 64 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 48kHz)
    • Audio functions: Lo-cut filter (80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz), Dynamics control (Limiter, Compressor, Leveler)
    • Image functions: Digital zoom (5 steps), Scene selection (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night), Self timer (off / 3sec / 5sec / 10sec)
    • Display: 2.7 inch wide full-color LCD, Touch screen
    • Built-in mic:
      • X/Y stereo mic (XYQ-8)
      • 120 degrees XY stereo format
      • Maximum sound pressure input: 140dB SPL
    • INPUT 1 / 2: TRS/XLR combo jacks
    • Output connector: Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack microHDMI (Type D) 
    • Built-in speaker: 400mW 8 ohms, monaural speaker
    • USB: Mini B type
    • AC adapter: ZOOM AD-17, sold separately: DC 5V/1A
    • Dimensions
      • Mic lowered (LxWxH): 158 x 48 x 69mm
      • Mic raised (LxWxH): 158 x 48 x 119mm
      • X/Y mic (LxWxH): 50 x 37 x 32mm
    • Weight
      • Recorder: 300g
      • XYQ-8 capsule: 40g
    • Included accessories: Detachable stereo X/Y microphone capsule (XYQ-8), Foam windscreen, Rechargeable Li-ion battery(BT-03), USB cable (1m), Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter, Lens cover, Lens hood, Strap, Operation manual 
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    Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year
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    This thing is precisely what I'd hoped. I'm still excited every time I use it. Thank You,ZOOM!
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    All you can use and more!
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    Small in size but big on performance. One reviewer above knocked the sound, HEY, what do you expect from 2 tiny mikes? That's the reason for so many plug ins on the back! You want 24 bit sound? Then use a full range 24 bit capable mike! You just can't find as many features and recording quality in a package this size.
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    I'm excited about the possibilities with this . I wish it did come with software for editing. I guess this is for professionals who have their own . But I did find the drivers for it on the zoom website. Can't wait to dive deep into all the features.
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    Best handy camera with incredible audio
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    I love this camera. It's clarity is superb. It's amazing that I can connect an XLR microphone cable directly to it and can record high quality audio. Zoom Q8 is worth all the hype.
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