The Q8 marries high-definition video with high-resolution audio, making it the perfect camera for music and video creators everywhere
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.
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.
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 softwaree
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