Zoom Q8 HD Flash Memory Camcorder & Four-Track Audio Recorder - Black

Model Number: Q8
Web Code: 10515655

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Overview

With a camcorder and audio recorder in one, the Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder is a versatile tool for movie-makers and music creators. Its 160-degree wide-angle lens captures the whole picture in up to 2304 x 1296 resolution, while a detachable stereo microphone records crystal-clear audio with or without video.
$469.99

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Overview

With a camcorder and audio recorder in one, the Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder is a versatile tool for movie-makers and music creators. Its 160-degree wide-angle lens captures the whole picture in up to 2304 x 1296 resolution, while a detachable stereo microphone records crystal-clear audio with or without video.
  • Supports WVGA and HD video formats up to 2304 x 1296 pixels for crisp, clear video
  • F2.0/160-degree wide-angle lens with selectable viewing angles can capture more in the frame
  • 2.7-inch full-colour rotating touchscreen LCD screen offers versatility in framing and reviewing video
  • 10 Scene options take the guesswork out of shooting in different lighting conditions, such as a low-lit concert venue or sun-filled park
  • 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs allow you to connect external microphones and line-level sources
  • USB output lets you connect the Q8 with your computer for live streaming, or use as a webcam or USB microphone
  • Stereo headphone/line out jack enables audio monitoring, while an HDMI output enables video monitoring
  • Q8 can record audio with video or be used as a standalone stereo or 4-channel audio-only recorder
  • Detachable stereo X/Y microphone captures audio with natural depth and width, but is also interchangeable with other Zoom microphone capsules
  • Microphone supports high-res 24-bit/96kHz audio
  • Supplied windscreen and low-cut filter eliminate low-frequency noise and rumble
  • Included lithium-ion battery lasts over 2 hours when shooting at 720p/30fps and longer when using audio recording-only mode
  • Attachable to any tripod and includes a tripod-to-three-prong converter to use with action camera mounts

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
1/3-inch CMOS Sensor
Sensor Size
16.6
Audio Format(s)
WAV; AAC
Total Pixels
3 MP
Effective Video Resolution
2304 x 1296
Max Video Resolution
2304 x 1296 (2K UHD)
Processor
Not Applicable

Lens/Optics

Lens Manufacturer
Zoom
Focal Length
35
Aperture Range
Not Applicable
Zoom - Optical Zoom
Not Applicable
Zoom - Digital Zoom
4x
Optical (lens based) Image Stabilization
Yes
Electronic (software) Image Stabilization
No
Manual Focus
No

LCD & Viewfinder

Display Type
LCD
LCD Size
2.7 in
LCD Resolution
Not Applicable
Touchscreen
Yes
Colour Viewfinder
Yes

Video

Video Format
3M HD; HD 1080/30; HD 720/60; HD720/30; WVGA/60; WVGA/30

Audio Formats

3D
No
Digital Special Effects
Not Applicable
Time Lapse Video
No
Slow Shutter Mode
No
Manual Exposure Control
No
Nightvision
No
xvYCC capable
No
Windcut
Yes
Mac - iMovie '08 Compatible
No
Dolby Digital 2 Channel
No
Dolby Digital 5.1
No

Editing

Custom Titling
No
Date and Time
Yes
PC - Supplied Software
None
Mac - Supplied Software
None

Support

Built-in Storage - Capacity Hours
No
Card Compatibility
SD; SDHC; SDXC
Max Capacity
128 GB

Connections

USB
Included
Firewire
No
Wi-Fi
No
Bluetooth
No
NFC
No
HDMI
Included
Component
No
Composite
No
S-Video
No
Mic Input
Yes

Hardware

Lens Cover
Lens Cap
Remote Control
No
Speaker
Yes
Video Light
No
Hot Shoe - Flash Capable
No
Hot Shoe - Light Capable
No
Hot Shoe - Mic Capable
No
Built-In Projector
No
Docking Station
No
Battery Life Rating
3.5
Battery Type
1 x Lithium-ion

Physical Features

Shockproof
No
Waterproof
No
Freezeproof
No
Length
15.8 cm
Width
4.8 cm
Height
6.9 cm
Weight
260 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • 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

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Reviewer Recommendation

77%

Of the 13 reviewers who responded, 10 would recommend this product.

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  • Capable and powerful in a small footprint
    Verified BuyerReviewed by JonCohen - February 22, 2019

    Zoom came through with a solid, and highly portable package. The included xy mic has a great pickup area and the audio is clean and ready to use without much effort. The addition 2 channels for XLR gear is a great bonus. It does not have the ability to change out lenses and the digital-only zoom can be limiting; but at this price point, there are expected limits. A perfect camera for small trips where you don't want to take the full kit and still need a quality product.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Very disappointed
    Verified BuyerReviewed by CashBack - April 29, 2020

    Look, I am very disappointed with this product to the point where I am even upset with those that reviewed it. I needed a camera to stream videos of music and other sound media. The video is mediocre at best. My initial review is much worse (that is as positive review I am able to give the video). The audio was not good at all even when I plugged in right and left from my sound board. Very disappointed...

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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  • Good sound, video not good even in medium light
    Verified BuyerReviewed by wiggin255 - September 2, 2019

    This product records great sound for the price especially when paired with the free HandyShare software. I'm glad it has its own battery instead of requiring double AA batteries like in old models. Unfortunately, the video only looks acceptable when you have very bright lighting. Even medium lighting (say what lighting you would like at home in the evening) looks bad. It can record to a resolution up to 2,304x1,296 but the video can still looks pixelated due to the lighting. Also, the touchscreen is terrible! Don't even think of using your fingers with this thing - get some sort of pointer otherwise you'll never hit the correct icon on the screen. You should consider buying this thing if good sound for a cheap price is your only consideration. However, if sound is that important to you then it's probably better for you to invest in a good sound setup that you could hook up to a separate but decent video recorder.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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