Zoom Q4 Handy HD Video/Audio Recorder
The world needs listeners and viewers, but it belongs to the creators. The Zoom Q4 is all about bringing a new 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.
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.
High-Resolution Audio meets High-Definition Video
Zoom products have long set the gold standard for portable audio. The all-new Q4 redefines the state of the art in portable video.
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.
X/Y Stereo Recording
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. The convenient placement of the mic enables the supplied windscreen to be easily attached, allowing you to use the Q4 even on difficult outdoor shoots. In addition, a built-in low-cut filter can be used to reduce low-frequency noise, allowing you to capture great sound both indoors and outdoors.
The Q4’s versatile and flexible design challenges video creators to push themselves to the limit. Compact yet compatible with standard tripod and three prong action camera mounts, the Q4 can go anywhere. Its wide-angle lens and choice of video formats and frame rates allow the Q4 to record sharp, detailed images in any situation, and its full-color rotating LCD—which can be detached during shooting for portability and extended battery life—provides a clear preview of each moment you capture.
The Q4's LCD and built-in speaker allows instant monitoring of your recordings, but it also offers additional flexibility through its various connectors: a stereo 1/8" Mic/Line In jack, a stereo 1/8" Line In/Headphone jack, a micro-HDMI video output, and a USB port. Make use of a wide range of devices to boost your production capabilities: connect, stream, and share.
All you need to power the Q4 is the 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 high-definition 1080/30fps video, giving you the freedom to leave the studio behind and explore the world around you.
The Q4 records directly to SDXC cards up to 128GB in a variety of video and audio file formats, making it fully adaptable for your needs. The three HD settings provide maximum video quality while the two WVGA options can be used to conserve SD card space. The Q4 supports two audio file formats: WAV, up to 24-bit/96kHz, for uncompressed full fidelity sound, or AAC to conserve space.
Zoom Q4 Features:
- HD video resolutions up to 1080p (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
- Capture more with the 130-degree wide angle lens
- “Vari-angle” LCD flips to lens side for easier self-shooting
- Three lighting presets (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night)
- Live-streaming function with HD video
- Up to 24-bit/96 kHz PCM audio
- Built in, professional quality stereo X/Y microphone
- Auto Gain and Low-Cut filter functions
- USB microphone function
- Includes Hairy Windscreen for field recording
- Removable LCD
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery. Up to three hours battery life
- HDMI out, headphone out, external mic/line in
- Accepts SDXC cards up to 128GB
- USB cable for charging and data transfer.
Zoom Q4 Specifications:
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB)
- 1/3-inch 3-megapixels CMOS sensor
- Fixed Focus (55cm to infinity), F2.8,
- Focal distance about 22 mm (35 mm equivalent)
- MPEG-4 AVC / H.264（MOV）
- HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps
- WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz), AAC (Bit Rate: 64 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 48kHz)
- Lo-cut filter, Auto Gain (Concert / Solo / Meeting)
- Angle of view adjustment, Scene selection (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night)
- 2.0" full-color LCD (detachable)
- X/Y stereo format (120°)
- Maximum sound pressure input: 130dB SPL
- Input gain: +7dB to +47dB
- Combined line/mic stereo mini jack （can supply plug-in power）
- Input gain: +0dB to +26dB
- Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack
- Type D microHDMI
- 400mW 8Ω, monaural speaker
- Mini B type （USB2.0 High Speed）, USB-VIDEO, USB-AUDIO functions
- Lithium-ion battery: DC 4.2V maximum voltage, DC 3.7V nominal voltage, 1050mAh capacity
- AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17, sold separately): DC 5V/1A
- USB bus power
- Battery recharging times: USB: About 3 hours, AC adapter: About 2 hours 15 minutes
- Battery Life: 3 hours (when recording 720p/30fps video with LCD unit detached)
- Dimensions: Recorder: 106.4 (W) x 57.8 (H) x 30.4 (D) mm (with X/Y mic stored)
- LCD unit: 40.1（W） x 48.4（H） x 73.6（D） mm
- Weight Recorder: 167g (without battery)
- LCD unit: 51g
- Included accessories: Removable LCD unit, USB cable, Rechargable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery (BT-02), Hairy windscreen, Hairy windscreen attachment screw, User guide.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
It records fantastic audio and some solid video. It's got a wide lens which is perfect for capturing stuff live. Overall Ive had a great experience. Over a year and still running strong.
This is a well made camera that is great for little camera work. 1080P and down, all good.
Few months with this recorder, I'm completely satisfied. As a musician. I would say this sound quality is incredible.