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HD video and Four-Track Audio Recorder.

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, and you have a world of audio options.

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.

Q8 Features at a glance:

• Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB
• High-quality 160 degree wide angle lens with selectable viewing angles (F 2.0/16.6mm)
• Uses a system of interchangeable audio input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
• Supplied detachable stereo X/Y microphone (XYQ-8)
• Compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
• 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 60 fps for capturing fast action video and slow motion playback
• Three imaging sense options (AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT) for use in all lighting environments
• Self timer
• 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
• Built-in compressor, limiter, and leveler
• MS Matrix function converts Mid-Side signal from external mics to standard stereo
• 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
• Standard tripod mount
• Includes tripod-to-three-prong converter for compatibility with all action camera mounts

Quick Specs:

Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB)

Imaging sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixels CMOS sensor
Optics lens: Fixed Focus (36cm to ∞), F2.0,
Focal distance: about 16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent)

Video format: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264(MOV)
Video resolutions: 3M HD (2304 x 1296) 30fps, HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps

Audio formats: WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz)
AAC (Bit Rate: 64 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 48kHz)
Audio functions: Lo-cut filter (80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz), Dynamics control (Limiter, Compressor, Leveler)

Image functions: Digital zoom (5 steps), Scene selection (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night), Self timer (off / 3sec / 5sec / 10sec)
Display: 2.7" wide full-color LCD, Touch screen

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 timeMore 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)
Mic raised: 158mm (L) x 48mm (W) x 119mm (H)
X/Y mic (XYQ-8): 50mm (L) x 37mm (W) x 32mm (H)

Weight:
Recorder (including battery): 300g
XYQ-8 capsule: 40g

Included accessories:
- Detachable stereo X/Y microphone capsule (XYQ-8)
- Foam windscreen, Rechargeable Li-ion battery(BT-03)
- USB cable (1m)
- Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter
- Lens cover, Lens hood
- Strap
- Operation manual

*Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. *Apple, Macintosh, Mac, iPad, iMovie, QuickTime, Final Cut Pro are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. *The SD, SDHC and SDXC logos are trademarks. *HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. *YouTube and the YouTube logo are registered trademarks of Google, Inc. *Ustream and the Ustream logo are registered trademarks of Ustream, Inc. *All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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