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Zoom Q8 audio and video recorder with optional tripod

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Zoom Q8 audio and video recorder on tripod

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What's in the case

  • Zoom Q8 camera
  • XYQ-8 capsule microphone
  • Foam windscreen
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • USB cable (50cm)
  • Lens cover
  • Lens hood
  • Strap
  • Tripod to three-prong action camera mount adapter
  • USB plug adapter
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The portable Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio. 160-degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom. 24-bit/96kHz audio capture and a remarkably versatile system of interchangeable mic capsules: all the audio-visual options that you could ever want in a handheld HD video and audio recorder. Connect your own microphones to the Q8's built-in combo XLR/TRS inputs. Useful for music creation, podcast development, and more. If you want to create premium content, the Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder delivers!



  • 160-degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom ensure that you get the full picture
  • Record video up to 1296p (3M HD) and 24-bit/96kHz audio
  • Detachable XY stereo microphones capture a wide stereo field
  • Combo XLR/TRS inputs for connecting your own microphones
  • Selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
  • Compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
  • USB 2.0 data transfer
  • Use the Q8 as a 4-channel audio interface into your Mac, PC, or iPad
  • HDMI video output (switchable between NTSC and PAL)
  • Uses up to 128GB SDXC cards for long record times
  • Analog-style mic gain controls with auto-gain make recording in any environment easy and reliable
  • Built-in speaker and tripod mount (tripod to 3-prong action camera mount adapter is included)


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