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Zoom Q8 Video Camera

Zoom Q8 with SSH-6 Stereo Gun Mic Capsule

  • 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
    Full-colour 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

  • 10 “Scene” options for use in different lighting environments, plus five steps of digital zoom

  • 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

  • Analogue-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
    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

Hi-Def Video, Hi-Res Audio 4-Track 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 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.


Full range, crystal clarity.
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. Support for both standard and HD video file formats assures that you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to storage and streaming.

Its F2.0 aperture / 160˚ wide-angle lens ensures that you’ll capture every moment with full realism and sharp definition. The Q8 comes with 10 “Scene” presets which allow you to use it in a variety of lighting conditions, from direct sunlight to low-light. These presets include "Concert Lighting" (which can be adjusted for lighting conditions that can drastically change) and "Concert Low-Light," both designed for dimly lit locations. More specific settings allow you to tailor the camera for shooting in jazz clubs, rehearsal studios, and the outdoors.

Zoom Q8 rear view with pop-out LCD screen

Change your point of view
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 centre 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-colour touchscreen LCD is fully rotatable so you can always view your image regardless of camera positioning.


Connectivity, power to spare, selectable file formats
A built-in USB port enables live streaming and allows the Q8 to be used as a webcam or USB microphone. It also allows connection with other equipment and computer software — even an iPad — for post-production capability.

The supplied lithium-ion battery that powers the Q8 can be recharged easily in the studio or in the field, using either an optional AC adapter or via USB. Battery life is more than two hours when shooting at 720p/30fps. In audio recording-only mode, battery life is extended further still.

The Q8 records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB. Video is stored in MOV file format, with various HD settings for maximum video quality, or you can shoot in standard definition (SVGA) when space or streaming bandwidth is at a premium. Recorded audio can be integrated directly into the MOV file, or audio can be saved separately from the video data.

Zoom Interchangeable Microphone Capsules chart for Zoom Q8 Video Recorder


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Zoom Q8 Video Recorder specifications

What's in the box?

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



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Zoom BT-03 Rechargeable Battery for Q8, Q4 & Q4n


ZOO-LBC1 Zoom LBC1 Li-on Battery Charger for charging the BT-03 battery above







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Zoom AD-17 AC Power Adaptor


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ZOO-XYH5 Zoom XYH-5 X/Y Stereo Capsule


ZOO-XYH6 Zoom XYH-6 X/Y Stereo Capsule 


ZOO-MSH6 Zoom MSH-6 Mid-Side Stereo Capsule



Zoom SGH-6 Short Shotgun Microphone Capsule


ZOO-SSH6 Zoom SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Capsule


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