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Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder

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From its 4K video capabilities and 4-track audio recording to its flip-out color LCD for selfie-style movies and optional app-based remote control, the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder is a powerful capture tool for content creators, indie filmmakers, and musicians who need to keep their production setup small and portable. As the successor to the Q8, it provides multiple upgrades in both form and function while maintaining the compactness and convenience of the original Q8.
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OVERVIEW

  • Records up to UHD 4K Video at 30 fps
  • Wide-Angle 150° Lens
  • Detachable X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Compatible with Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • Dual XLR Mic/Line Inputs
  • Records up to Four Simultaneous Channels
  • Flip-Out Color LCD for Selfie Videos
  • Doubles as USB Webcam & Audio Interface
  • App Control via Optional Adapter

From its 4K video capabilities and 4-track audio recording to its flip-out color LCD for selfie-style movies and optional app-based remote control, the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder is a powerful capture tool for content creators, indie filmmakers, and musicians who need to keep their production setup small and portable. As the successor to the Q8, it provides multiple upgrades in both form and function while maintaining the compactness and convenience of the original Q8.

A wide-angle 150° lens with five field of view settings combines with adjustable brightness and selectable lighting presets to enable striking visual impact, whether run-and-gun shooting outside on a sunny day or filming a band's performance in a mood-lit venue. On the audio side, the Q8n-4K features dual XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power—great for accommodating professional external mics or the main outs from a mixing console—and an X/Y stereo condenser mic capsule that can be swapped for a number of separately available Zoom mic capsules.

Q8n-4K vs Q8

Improving on the Q8, the Q8n-4K model provides multiple upgrades in form and function.

  • UHD 4K video resolution at 30 fps (2K on the Q8)
  • f/2.8 / 150° wide-angle lens (f/2.0 / 160° on the Q8)
  • Rear screen flips out for selfie-style recording
  • Redesigned operability for ease of use
  • Support for microSDXC cards up to 512GB (128GB maximum on the Q8)
  • App-based remote control from an iOS/Android mobile device (separately available Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter required)

4K When You Need It

4K is a high-demand feature that many shooters will appreciate. However, the Q8n-4K does give you the option to record at lower-resolution formats when your priority is on small file sizes. Thanks to support for microSDXC cards up to 512GB, that should be far less of a concern now than it was with the Q8.

Wide-Angle Lens

The 150° lens yields plenty of space for wide-angle action like bands bouncing around a stage or the calming grandeur of breathtaking outdoor scenery. With five field of view (FOV) settings, the Q8n-4K can also provide tighter framing when you need it.

Eye-Catching Video

Brightness adjustment and lighting presets (a.k.a. Scenes) are just a button-push away, which increases the Q8n-4K's video versatility. Whereas the Q8 had three scene presets, the Q8n-4K offers five—Indoor, Outdoor, Nighttime, Concert, and Auto—to help you get the right lighting for your environment.

Video Output Port

If you want to check your video on a monitor, simply connect the recorder's micro-HDMI output to your preferred display (appropriate cables are available separately).

X/Y Mic Capsule

The onboard X/Y condenser microphone capsule delivers a true stereo image without requiring separate mics and cables. It's a great built-in solution, but it can be swapped for select Zoom mic capsules (available separately) that were designed for the H8 Handy Recorder, such as the VRH-8 Ambisonic mic capsule made for immersive 360° audio.

Two XLR Inputs

If you wish to bring in external signals, the Q8n-4K is happy to help. Dual XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power and a switchable -20 dB pad allow the recorder to handle professional mics (dynamic or condenser) or even the main outputs from a mixing console.

Headphone Jack

Monitoring the audio is easy; just plug your headphones into the Q8n-4K's side-panel 3.5mm headphone jack and listen to make sure the sound is clean and free of distortion.

USB Microphone/Webcam

Not only does the Q8n-4K record to microSD cards, it can alternatively function as a USB device. So, whether you need a cool webcam or a capable audio interface, the Q8n-4K is there for you.

Powering Methods

Powering this recorder won't be a problem. Considering you can use the included rechargeable Li-ion battery, power it via USB, or run it from an optional AC adapter, the Q8n-4K is ideal for anything from back-to-back shoots to long-format concerts.

Mounting Options

The 1/4"-20 thread on the bottom of the body allows the recorder to be mounted on a tripod or gimbal if handheld shooting isn't your style.

SPECS

Optics
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Angle of View 150°
Built-In ND Filters None
Recording
Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC [512 GB Maximum]
Video Format 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps
Channels 4.0-Channel
Display
Display Type Non-Articulating Flip-Out LCD
Features
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Built-In Mic Yes
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Video I/O 1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O 1 x USB Type-C Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-C Data/Video Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless Bluetooth Control *Adapter Required
General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Charging Method AC Adapter
USB

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