The Q8 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 for a world of options.
In the Box:
Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
Detachable stereo X/Y microphone capsule (XYQ-8)
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
USB cable (50 cm)
Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter
Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder 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
Three imaging sense options (AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT) for use in all lighting environments
4x 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
Auto-Gain control, plus built-in compressor and limiter
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
Built-in 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 most 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.