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Zoom Q8 Video/Audio Recorder
Zoom Q8 Video/Audio Recorder (10005819). The world’s first camera with interchangeable microphones
The Q8 Handy Video Recorder is our most evolved video recorder yet. It’s a high-definition video camera with a wide-angle lens, easy to use full-color touchscreen, and flexible mounting options. It’s a portable audio recorder with an interchangeable capsule system, dual combo inputs, and the ability to capture up to four tracks of great-sounding audio. It’s everything you need to create
Complete Compatibility for Total Versatility.
The Q8 comes with a detachable X/Y microphone and is compatible with all Zoom input capsules. If you already own an H5 or H6, you can use their capsules with the Q8 too.
SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Capsule
The SSH-6 mid-side stereo shotgun capsule includes a super-directional microphone for capturing sound in the center, as well as a bidirectional side mic for capturing sounds from the left and right. Together with the Q8’s onboard MS decoder, this allows you to capture a stereo image that can be adjusted—ideal for film, video, and television projects. For example, you can capture dialogue or narration with the centre mic, and then mix in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side mic.
MSH-6 MS Capsule
The Ultimate in image control
Mid-Side recording allows you to precisely shape your sound. The MSH-6 MS Capsule contains dual mic elements: a forward-facing, unidirectional mic (the “Mid”) and a side-facing, bi-directional mic (the “Side”). In conjunction with the Q8’s onboard MS decoder, they capture a fully mono-compatible stereo image that can be adjusted, making the MSH-6 ideal for film, video, and television projects.
XYH-6 Large Diaphragm
Audio so clear you’ll swear you are there. The XYH-6 capsule allows you to craft realistic stereo recordings in every kind of environment. It adds dual large diaphragm mic elements with adjustable width—choose 90 degrees for a more focused sound or 120 degrees for a wider stereo image. It’s a great choice for live recording and for capturing sound effects in the field.
SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule
The SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule adds a professional-quality, highly directional microphone to the Q8, creating the perfect setup for broadcast and ENG (electronic newsgathering) applications. Three elements combined with digital signal processing inside the SGH-6 give you the highly directional pickup power of a conventional shotgun mic in a unit only half the size—optimum for recording dialogue and narration with no intrusive mic in the scene.
XYH-5 Shock mounted X/Y Capsule
From jet engine to pin dropping
The two matched unidirectional condenser microphones in the XYH-5 capsule are housed within an advanced shock mount to minimize vibration and handling noise. The design of the XYH-5 also allows it to handle extremely loud sounds, making it perfect for use at live rock concerts and for electronic newsgathering.
XYQ-8 Wide-Angle X/Y Capsule
Put yourself in the picture
X/Y stereo recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still maintain a strong centre image. The XYQ-8 capsule is specially designed for use with the Q8. It features two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at 120 degrees relative to one another for immersive stereo that matches the wide-angle image delivered by the Q8 lens.
The Total Package
Easy to use and full-featured
The Q8 offers a large full-colour LCD touchscreen for ease of use, coupled with a wealth of advanced features like dual combo XLR/TRS inputs for the connection of external microphones and line-level sources; a built-in speaker and stereo Headphone/Line Out jack for audio monitoring; and a HDMI output for video monitoring. Its high-quality wide-angle lens and flexible mounting options means that you can shoot high-def video everywhere you go. Plus there’s a USB output that allows the Q8 to be connected with your computer or iPad* so you can use it with your favourite streaming or editing software.
* Apple Camera Connection Kit required.
Whatever your genre, wherever your muse leads you whether you’re a musician, an indie filmmaker, a podcaster, a blogger, a teacher, a YouTube hero, or a video pro, you’ll find the Q8 to be the perfect creative companion.
|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, 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|
|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)|
|CONNECTORS||Combined line/headphones stereo mini-jack . Type D micro HDMI|
|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)|
|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)|
|RECORDER||260g / 9.2oz (without battery, capsule)|
|XYQ-8 MIC CAPSULE||40g / 1.4oz|
|BATTERY||40g / 1.4oz|
- 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
- Operation manual