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Zoom Q4 Handy Video Camera Recorder, New

This camcorder is made for music! Record 1920x1080 HD video, plus 96 kHz/24-bit WAV stereo audio with the Zoom Q4's on-board X/Y cardioid condenser mics. (6) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil: The Zoom Q4 Camcorder

Capture the moment like never before on the Zoom Q4 Handy Video Camera Recorder! This camcorder redefines state-of-the-art portable video with stunning X/Y stereo audio for next-level recordings. The ultra-compact Q4 delivers pristine clarity and definition in an impressively user-friendly environment without ever sacrificing a single nuance. Musicians, journalists and videographers alike finally have a worthy option for hi-def, hi-res portable recording.

Get a quick introduction to Zoom Q4:


Picture-Perfect Visuals

The Q4's HQ 130-degree wide-angle lens (Fixed Focus f/2.8) delivers remarkable 1920x1080 HD video. AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT image sensors integrate with the lens for any lighting environment, ensuring faithful colors and contrast to every shot. Record standard or high definition MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 files directly to the onboard SD card slot (in 3 HD or 2 WVGA output options). The full color 2" rotating LCD variable-angle screen and built-in speaker supplies instant preview capability -- or detach it entirely for extra portability and extended battery life.

Fuss-Free Brilliant Audio

Your sound is as important as your scene -- a great video with bad audio is a wasted recording. But unfortunately, impromptu, on-the-fly videography can be ruined by the on-board mics on even some of the fanciest cameras. Zoom's established standard of portable audio recording complements your HD picture with crisp, clean, professional-sounding AAC/WAV-format audio at resolutions up to 96kHz/24-bit PCM. The Q4's ultra-portable design helps you capture usable audio without a bag of external equipment and cables.

Zoom Audio Recorder Pedigree

The Q4's wide-angle X/Y microphone utilizes two matched unidirectional elements for wide stereo imaging with sharp and balanced center channel recording. Automatic/manual gain control, a built-in low-cut filter and illuminated peak LED indicators allow for fast tweaking to make sure you're catching the perfect levels. The stereo line-level headphone output facilitates professional monitoring with any pair of 3.5mm headphones, while a dedicated volume control allows you to listen comfortably without affecting recording levels. The supplied professional hairy windscreen comes in handy on outdoor shoots -- gone are the days of noisy footage! Alternatively, a stereo mic line-level input accepts signal from external mics, feeds from mixers or other devices -- so you can use your existing gear to broaden the possibilities even further.

Mini-USB and Micro-HDMI Audio/Video Outputs

Want to live-stream a performance? Connect the Q4's mini-USB port to your computer, and you've got a webcam with a USB mic. Want to play back your video on the big screen? The Q4's micro-HDMI video out connection streams your picture to any HDMI-enabled TV or monitor.

Creative Input, Industry-Standard Output

The Q4 is powered by a single supplied lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, which can be recharged with the use of an optional AC adapter or by connecting the Q4 to your computer via USB. Battery life is approximately three hours when shooting video at 720p/30fps or two hours when shooting at 1080/30fps, giving you even more freedom to leave the cords behind. Use the Q4 handheld or mounted (compatible with any standard tripod or 3 prong action mount) -- the creative options are endless.

Features:

- Capture HD video in full-resolution stereo audio
- Record directly to SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB)
- Fixed Focus (f/2.8) 130-degree wide angle lens
- MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 video format in HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps or WVGA 30fps resolution
- X/Y stereo format microphone (maximum sound pressure input: 130dB SPL, input gain: +7dB to +47dB)
- 3 position MIC GAIN switch with Auto-Gain control and illuminated Peak LED
- 16/24bit / 44.1/48/96kHz WAV or 64-320kbps 48kHz AAC audio format
- Detachable full-color 2" flip-screen LCD display (with built in speaker)
- Mic/line level input for external microphones or audio sources
- Line-level/headphone output with dedicated volume control
- HDMI video output selectable between NTSC and PAL
- USB interface for live streaming / data transfer to and from computer
- USB cable, Rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery (BT-02) Hairy windscreen and attachment screw included
- Standard tripod mount, also compatible with all three-prong action mounts

Don't just get footage -- capture experiences. The Zoom Q4 Handy Video Camera Recorder offers everything from casual recording to videographer-level professional footage in a lightweight, portable, powerful design.

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Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zq4
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zq4
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zq4
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Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zq4
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-784-2200

Product Description

The world needs listeners and viewers, but it belongs to the creators. The Zoom Q4 is all about bringing dimension to your music. It combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio, providing everything you need to shoot amazing videos with incredible sound. That means you'll never have to compromise on creativity.

The Sound Is The Scene

Without sound, our creations would fall flat. The Q4 delivers audio nuance and quality that far surpass that of any other video camera. Its built-in X/Y microphone allows you to create stunning stereo recordings that cover a wide area while still capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition.

Aspire To Inspire

Use the Q4 to stream your performance, record on the road, or produce a high-quality demo, complete with video footage. Capture live concerts, auditions and band rehearsals with unique points of view. Create detailed video lessons -- the Q4 is perfect for showing fingerings, bowings and other playing techniques. Whatever your creative goal, the Q4 can help you achieve it.

Every Video Tells a Story

Tackle even the most challenging projects with ease, and let them live up to their full potential. Whatever the application -- from YouTube video to indie film, music video to tutorial, video blog to streamed webcast -- you can count on your Q4 to deliver powerful and evocative content.

Be In The Moment

The Q4's ultra-compact size and portability make it ideal for conducting video interviews and capturing late-breaking news or documentary footage in the field. In addition, a wide range of compatible mounts makes it easy to shoot from any angle, giving your broadcasts a creative edge that other cameras simply cannot deliver.

High-Resolution Audio Meets High-Definition Video

Zoom products have long set the gold standard for portable audio. The Q4 redefines the state of the art in portable video.

It's All About The Experience

Professional videographers understand that the sound is as important as the scene. It's not enough to capture the sound of the ocean -- you have to be able to feel the water bubbling beneath your feet. The Q4 delivers exactly that kind of experience. Its unique blend of high-resolution 24-bit/96k audio with high-definition 1080p video means never having to compromise on quality.

Stunning Stereo Wherever You Go

The Q4's wide angle X/Y microphone incorporates two matched unidirectional elements -- mics that are especially sensitive to signal coming from directly in front, and less sensitive to signal coming from behind or from the sides. Advanced features such as the automatic/manual gain control and built-in low-cut filter, and the supplied windscreen allow you to capture great stereo sound both indoors and outdoors.

Maximize Your Creative Output

The Q4's mic/line level input and multiple outputs (micro HDMI, mini USB, and line-level/headphone jack with dedicated volume control) allows it to be easily interconnected with other audio and video equipment for full-on production capability.

Create The Best Video You've Ever Heard

Compelling imagery. Stunning sound. Whether you're a musician, a videographer, a broadcast journalist or a video blogger, the Q4 allows you to take your creativity to the next level.

Bring Your Audience Onstage

Musicians know that the best view is front stage, center. With the Q4, you can bring your audience right onstage with you, turning spectators into virtual participants. Craft music videos with startling realism, relive great performances over and over again, capture not just the sights and sounds but the complete experience.

Features:

- High-quality wide angle lens with selectable viewing angles
- Removable full-color LCD
- Built-in stereo X/Y microphone
- Records directly to SDXC cards (up to 128GB)
- Supports WVGA and HD (high-definition) video formats up to 1080 x 1920 pixels, with frame rates of 30 / 60 fps
- Supports AAC and WAV audio formats up to 24-bit/96k
- Flip screen function
- Three imaging sense options (AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT) for use in all lighting environments
- Mic/Line-level input for connection to external microphones, portable recorders and personal music players
- Three-position MIC GAIN switch with Auto-Gain control (CONCERT/MEETING/SOLO) and Peak LED
- Supplied hairy windscreen and low-cut filter for the elimination of low-frequency noise and rumble
- Built-in speaker for fast monitoring
- Line-level/headphone output with dedicated volume control
- 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
- Compatible with USTREAM Producer, Flash live Media Encorder, Skype and other popular streaming applications
- USB mic function for use with external devices such as computers and iPads (with Apple Camera Connection Kit)
- SDXC card reader function
- Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (chargeable via USB or optional AC adapter)
- Battery life of more than 2 hours
- Standard tripod mount
- Compatible with all three-prong action camera mounts
- Optional guitar head mount, mic stand mount and water resistant jacket

Includes:

- Removable LCD Panel
- USB cable
- Rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery (BT-02)
- Hairy windscreen
- Hairy windscreen attachment screw
- User guide
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (6 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Excellent Little Camera!"
Overall: I've had the Zoom Q4 for a few weeks now and love it. It's small and light, but has super clear video and audio...perfect for recording live performances. It has many settings for both audio and video. You can use "go pro" accessories with it. I recommend getting a handle, because the camera is real small. It can be used as a webcam via USB. It's a great addition to any recording setup.
Style of Music: A little bit of everything.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Hook, "line-in", and sinker!"
Overall: Good video specs/options, good audio specs, but the kicker for me was line-in capability. This lets me use studio quality mics to record "media ready" videos without having to use interface devices. Result: no latency issues while recording. Just play back your background music while you comp your solos or whatever. Record both HD video and CD quality audio on your Zoom, and upload! No digital Zoom available (two settings only), which is kind of ironic considering the manufacturer. Also, a lens cover would be nice. These are the only drawbacks worth mentioning. Overall rating would be "Coolness"...
Style of Music: Prefer happy, foot tapping, monkey nerve ticklers with maybe a slightly jazzy sensibility.
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