Zoom Q8 HD Video and 4-Track Audio Recorder (Factory Re-Certified)
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Zoom Q8 (FR) HD Video and 4-Track Audio Recorder
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.

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.

The Total Package
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.

Your Go-To Tool
Whatever you create,
wherever your imagination takes you.
Whether you’re a musician, indie filmmaker, podcaster, blogger, teacher, or video pro, you’ll find the Q8 to be the perfect creative companion.

Zoom Q8 (FR) HD Video and 4-Track Audio Recorder
  • 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
  • Self-timer
  • 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

Zoom Q8 (FR) HD Video and 4-Track Audio Recorder
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 128GB)
  • Image sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Lens: Fixed focus (36cm - 8) 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 Ohm mono speaker
  • X/Y mic (XYQ-8): 120° X/Y stereo format
  • Maximum sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
  • Input gain: 8 to +52 dB
  • Equivalent input noise: - 120 dBu or less
  • INPUT 1/2 Input connectors: TRS/XLR combo jacks
  • Input gain (PAD OFF): -8 to 55 dB
  • Input gain (PAD ON): -8 to 35 dB
  • Input impedance: 1.8 kOhm 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
  • 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)
  • Dimensions Mic raised: 158mm (L) x 48mm (W) x 119mm (H)
  • Dimensions X/Y mic (XYQ-8): 50mm (L) x 37mm (W) x 32mm (H)
  • Weight Recorder: 260g / 9.2oz (without battery, capsule)
  • Weight XYQ-8 Mic Capsule: 40g / 1.4oz
  • Weight Battery: 40g / 1.4oz

Zoom Q8 (FR) HD Video and 4-Track Audio Recorder
(1) Zoom Q8 HD Video and 4-Track Recorder
(1) Zoom XYQ-8 detachable stereo X/Y microphone capsule
(1) Foam windscreen
(1) Rechargeable Li-ion battery
(1) USB cable (50 cm)
(1) Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter
(1) Lens cover
(1) Lens hood
(1) Strap
(1) Operator's Instructions