In addition to 2304x2196 video recording, the Q8 can capture 1080p video at 30 fps and 720p video at 60 or 30 fps to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 128GB in size. It can also record WVGA video at 60 or 30 fps when lower file sizes are needed. Video can be monitored on a flip-out 2.7" touchscreen LCD, which also provides a convenient interface for adjusting video and audio settings. A micro HDMI port allows you to connect the camcorder to your HDTV to watch your footage. When it comes to recording audio, the Q8 provides a lot of options. When highest-quality audio is needed, you can record using 16 or 24-bit uncompressed WAV formats at 96, 48, or 44.1 kHz. When audio quality isn't as important and you want to save space on your SD card, you can choose to record audio using the compressed AAC format with bit rates from 64 to 320 kbps. A headphone/line output jack is provided for monitoring your audio.
Note: EXH-6 TRS/XLR Combo Capsule is not compatible with the Q8.
Dual XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
Dual XLR/TRS combo jacks let you input audio from external microphones and line-level sources. Each input has selectable phantom power and -20 dB pads.
- Input Gain (PAD off): -∞ to 55 dB
- Input Gain (PAD on): -∞ to 35 dB
- Input Impedance: 1.8 kOhms or more
- Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu (PAD on)
- Phantom Power: +12 / +24 / +48V
- Equivalent Input Noise: -120 dBu or less
The 2.7" LCD touchscreen can be rotated to be viewed from a variety of angles. When the screen is positioned to face the front of the camera, the image rotates so it is right side up. This is useful when recording videos of yourself playing. The touchscreen interface makes it easy to adjust video and audio settings.
By connecting to a computer using a USB cable, you can use this recorder as a card reader or USB mic, as well as a web camera to stream audio and video. You can also connect it to an iPad using the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit. The camera is compatible with Ustream Producer, Flash Live Media Encoder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications.
- Operation as Mass Storage: USB 2.0 High Speed
- Operation as Audio Interface: Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed, 16-bit/44.1 kHz
- Operation as Webcam: WVGA/720p video size, 16-bit/48 kHz audio
- Scene Presets
- Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
- Detachable Stereo X/Y Microphone Capsule
- Foam Windscreen
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
- Attachment Screw for Hairy Windscreen
- USB Cable (3.3')
- 1/4"-20 to Three-Prong Action Camera Mount Adapter
- Lens Cover
- Lens Hood