The super-portable Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio. You'll always capture the full picture thanks to the Q8's 160-degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom. Add to that pristine 24-bit/96kHz audio capture and a remarkably versatile system of interchangeable mic capsules, and you have all the audio-visual options that you could ever want in a handheld HD video and audio recorder. Of course, you can also connect your own microphones to the Q8's built-in combo XLR/TRS inputs.
High-definition video recorder in a compact package
There's no doubt about it - you'll love what this compact recorder can do; it's loaded with the features you need to get great results. The Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder accepts up to 128GB SDXC cards for long video shoots at any resolution. After you shoot your video, you can play it back on the Q8's large LCD display and listen to audio from the onboard speaker. There are even three lighting options (auto, concert, night) that optimize the video for different environments, so you get the best video possible. Beyond that, the HDMI output lets you plug the Q8 directly into your television and enjoy what you shot in all its glory - even before you download the files to your computer.
Capture high-quality sound anywhere
What really makes this high-definition, portable wonder stand out is the audio quality you get from its pair of detachable XY stereo microphones. The Zoom Q8's mics are set up to record a wide stereo field to give you unmatched sound. And you can record at high-resolution levels up to 24-bit/96kHz. Cool features such as auto gain and a low-cut filter make recording quality audio easy. On top of that, the Q8's built-in combo XLR/TRS inputs allow you to connect external microphones and line-level sources.
The Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder is one of the easiest to use Zoom recorders on the market. Time- and session-saving features such as light imaging options, auto-gain controls, and more make getting amazing audio and video a breeze. A large, full-color rotating LCD display and an onboard speaker make checking your recording on-site fast and easy. A built-in tripod mount (with included tripod to 3-prong action camera mount) and the included hairy windscreen put the icing on the cake of needed functionality and accessories. Zoom thought of everything with the Q8.
Interchangeable capsules for unprecedented flexibility
Zoom's modular capsule system makes swapping out the microphones on your Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder as quick and convenient as changing lenses on a camera. Just clip on the capsule you need for whatever environment you're recording in, and you're good to go. And since all of Zoom's interchangeable capsules include hardware volume control, you don't need to mess with any software controls when you swap them out. The Q8 comes with XY stereo microphones to get you started; other capsules are sold separately.