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The Zoom Q8 takes video recording to a whole new level - with audio recording up to 24bit/96kHz and utilising Zoom's interchangeable microphone system means you always capture the sound you want for any occasion. Record up to 4 tracks with the 2 XLR/TRS combo jacks located on the rear of the device. The Q8 goes beyond 1080p, offering up to 3M HD (2304x1296p 30FPS) as well as frame rates up to 60 FPS when recording at 720p to capture fast action. The Q8 boasts an f2.0 aperture / 160 degree wide lens to capture everything in your scene with ease. The lower aperture helps in low light situations, and you can adjust the scene to allow for different lighting conditions.

  • Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB
  • High-quality 160° 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
  • 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" wide full-color LCD, Touch screen
  • Built-in mic - X/Y stereo mic (XYQ-8)
  • 120° XY stereo format
  • Maximum sound pressure input: 140dB SPL
  • Input gain: -∞ to 52dB
  • INPUT 1 / 2 - TRS/XLR combo jacks
  • Input gain (PAD off): -∞ to 55dB
  • Input gain (PAD on): -∞ to 35dB
  • Input impedance: 1.8 kO or more
  • Maximum input level: 22 dBu (PAD on)
  • Phantom power: 12 / 24 / 48V
  • Equivalent input noise: -120 dBu or less
  • Output connector - Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack
  • microHDMI (Type D)
  • Built-in speaker - 400mW 8O, monaural speaker
  • USB Mini B type
  • [Operation as mass storage] Class: USB2.0 High Speed
  • [Operation as audio interface] Class: USB2.0 Full Speed, 16-bit/44.1kHz
  • [Operation as webcam] WVGA/720p video size, 16-bit/48kHz 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)
  • AC adapter - ZOOM AD-17, sold separately: DC 5V/1A
  • Dimensions - Mic lowered: 158mm (L) x 48mm (W) x 69mm (H)
  • Mic raised: - 158mm (L) x 48mm (W) x 119mm (H)
  • X/Y mic (XYQ-8): 50mm (L) x 37mm (W) x 32mm (H)
  • Weight - Recorder (including battery): 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
  • Optional accessories - XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule, XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule, MSH-6 Mid-Side mic capsule, SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule, SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun mic capsule



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  • Mr Phillip Green


    A very reliable and capable camera. Use for recording practice sessions and gigs, very versatile and produces excellent recordings both audio and video.

  • Si


    It’s really quite marvellous. Great picture, wonderful sound and brilliant features. This is a serious piece of equipment.

  • Paul Care


    Excellent piece of equipment, does everything I need and more

  • Jeremy Bevan


    Used to record my band live on stage. Very pleased with the sound and video.

  • Simon Le Geyt


    What a fantastic product - it does everything we need - streaming and great audio. Downside is the zoom capability - only x4

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