• Complete compatibility for
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.
• 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,
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
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
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