- 16.6 mm, 160-degree wide angle lens with f/2.0 aperture
- 4x Digital Zoom
- Frame rate of up to 60fps
- Supports five HD and two WVGA video modes
- Full-colour rotating LCD touchscreen
- Records audio of up to 24-bit/96k
- Included detachable stereo X/Y microphone
- Built-in audio mixer
- HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs
- Battery life of more than two hours
- Product code FXQ008
- 24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty
The magic of the Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder starts with its 16.6 mm, 160-degree wide angle lens with f/2.0 aperture that is capable of 4x Digital Zoom. It captures videos with a frame rate of up to 60fps and it fully supports five HD and two WVGA video modes. Meanwhile, footages can be viewed through its full-colour rotating LCD touchscreen. In terms of sound, the Q8 records audio of up to 24-bit/96k through the included detachable stereo X/Y microphone. Recorded sound can be enhanced through its built-in audio mixer. This digital video camera which is given the product code FXQ008 also has an HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs and has a battery life of more than two hours.
Product Features in Detail
Unmatched recording quality
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.
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 capsules.
A low-cut filter and foam windscreen allow you to eliminate low-frequency noise and rumble, and there are three Auto Gain 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˚ 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.
Change your point of view
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 and file types
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 with a Camera Connection Kit — for post-production capability.
Meanwhile, 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.
Included in the Box
Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
Detachable stereo X/Y microphone capsule
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
50 cm USB Cable
Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter
24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty
This Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder comes with 24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty.
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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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, Auto Gain (Concert/Solo/Meeting), 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) Equivalent input noise: − 120 dBu or less 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) 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: 260g / 9.2oz (without battery, capsule) XYQ-8 Mic Capsule: 40g / 1.4oz Battery: 40g / 1.4oz