The super-portable Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio. You'll always capture the full picture, thanks to the Q8's 160-degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom. Add to that pristine 24-bit/96k audio capture and a remarkably versatile system of interchangeable mic capsules, and you have all the audio-visual options that you could ever want in a handheld HD video and audio recorder. Of course, you can also connect your own microphones to the Q8's built-in combo XLR/TRS inputs. At Sweetwater, we've found the Zoom Q8 to be useful for music creation, podcast development, and more. If you want to create premium content, the Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder delivers!
Zoom Q8 Handheld HD Video and Audio Recorder at a Glance:
- High-definition video recorder in a compact package
- Capture high-quality sound anywhere
- Easy-to-use design
- Interchangeable capsules for unprecedented flexibility
High-definition video recorder in a compact package
There's no doubt about it, you'll love what this compact recorder can do; it's loaded with the features you need to get great results. The Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder accepts up to 128GB SDXC cards for long video shoots at any resolution. After you shoot your video, you can play back video on the Q8's large LCD display and listen to audio from the onboard speaker. There are even three lighting options (Auto/Concert/Night) that optimize the video for different environments so you get the best video possible. Beyond that, the built-in NTSC/PAL TV and HDMI output lets you plug the Q8 directly into your television in your living room, so you can enjoy what you shot in all its glory - even before you download the files to your computer.
Capture high-quality sound anywhere
What really makes this high-def, portable wonder stand out, is the audio quality you get from its pair of detachable XY stereo microphones. The Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder mics are set up to record a wide stereo field to give you unmatched sound. And you can record at high-resolution levels up to 24-bit/96kHz. Cool features like auto gain and a low-cut filter make recording quality audio easy. On top of that, the Q8's built-in combo XLR/TRS inputs allow you to connect external microphones and line-level sources. With years of experience with Zoom's handheld recorders, Sweetwater can say that you won't be disappointed with the audio quality of the Zoom Q8.
The Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder is one of the easiest to use Zoom recorders on the market. Time- and session-saving features like light imaging options, auto-gain controls, and more make getting amazing audio and video a breeze. A large, full-color rotating LCD display and a onboard speaker make checking your recording onsite fast and easy. A built-in tripod mount (with included tripod to 3-prong action camera mount) and the included hairy windscreen put the icing on the cake of needed functionality and accessories. Zoom thought of everything with the Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder.
Interchangeable capsules for unprecedented flexibility
Zoom's modular capsule system makes swapping out the microphones on your Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder as quick and convenient as changing lenses on a camera. Just clip on the capsule you need for whatever environment you're recording in, and you're good to go. And since all of Zoom's interchangeable capsules include hardware volume control, you don't need to mess with any software controls, when you swap them out. The Q8 comes with XY stereo microphones to get you started - other capsules are sold separately.
Zoom Q8 Handheld HD Video and Audio Recorder Features:
- 160-degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom ensure that you get the full picture
- Record video up to 1296p (3M HD) and 24-bit/96kHz audio
- Detachable XY stereo microphones capture a wide stereo field
- Combo XLR/TRS inputs for connecting your own microphones
- Selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
- Compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
- High-speed USB 2.0 data transfer
- Use the Q8 as a 4-channel audio interface into your Mac, PC, or iPad
- HDMI video output (switchable between NTSC and PAL)
- Uses up to 128GB SDXC cards for long record times
- Analog-style Mic Gain controls with Auto-gain makes recording in any environment easy and reliable
- Built-in speaker and tripod mount (tripod to 3-prong action camera mount adapter is included)