ZOOM Q4n Handy Video Recorder
The ZOOM Q4n, the camera for creators - Point. Shoot. Done
Whether it's used for YouTube videos, podcasts, or streaming live performances, you can count on your Q4n to capture bright, clear video with exceptional audio quality.
With its 10 advanced lighting presets, the Q4n captures our highest-quality video ever — from bright daylight to a low-lit club to striking sunset. And with Zoom's superb audio quality, the Q4n provides a combination no other camera can match.
- High-quality 160° wide-angle lens (F2.0/16.6 mm)
- 10 “Scene” options for use in different lighting environments, plus five steps of digital zoom
- Records directly to SDXC cards up to 128 GB for extended recording times
- Easy one-button recording
- Full-color rotating touchscreen LCD
- Support for five HD video modes, up to 2304 x 1296 pixels (3M HD), as well as two WVGA modes
- Video bitrates up to 24 Mbps for extended image quality and frame rates of up to 60 fps (at 720p) for capturing fast-action video
- Self-timer function to delay video recording by 3, 5, or 10 seconds
- HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs, selectable between NTSC and PAL
- Records video and audio in MOV format
- Can be used as standalone audio recorder, with data saved in AAC and WAV formats, up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
- Built-in stereo microphones can be configured for A/B or X/Y, capable of handling sound levels up to 140 dB SPL
- Analog-style level control with onscreen level metering and 2-color status LCD on lens
- 3 Auto Gain presets for automatic control over audio input level
- Stereo input for use with external devices plus support for plug-in power
- Headphone / line-level output and built-in speaker for fast audio monitoring
- Supplied windscreen and low-cut filter for the elimination of low-frequency noise and rumble
- USB interface for live streaming and data transfer
- Compatible with USTREAM Producer, Flash Live Media Encoder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications
- Webcam and USB mic function (with low-latency direct monitoring) when used with computers and iPads (Apple Camera Connection Kit required for use with iPad)
- Includes rechargeable Li-ion battery (chargeable via USB or optional AC adapter) with battery life of more than 3 hours
- Built-in standard tripod mount and included tripod-to-3-prong adapter for compatibility with all action camera mounts
10 “Scene” presets ensure great results in various environments—even low-light venues like nightclubs. These include “Concert Lighting” (where adjustments are made for lighting conditions that can drastically change) and “Concert-Low Light”, both designed for dimly lit locations. There are also specific Scene settings tailored for shooting at jazz clubs and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoors—even at sunset and at night.
A USB port lets you connect your Q4n to any computer or iPad* so you can use it as a web camera or USB microphone. You can also stream live, transfer recordings, and recharge your battery.**
* Apple Camera Connection kit required
** Computer connection only
The Q4n shoots in a variety of HD and WVGA formats, from high-resolution 2.3k video (2304 x 1296 pixel/30fps/24Mbps 3M HD) down to compact 30fps/5Mbps WVGA files. It has a greatly improved aperture (F2.0 to be exact) for bright, brilliant video, as well as a 160˚ wide-angle lens, and five steps of digital zoom.
Zoom has a long-standing reputation for products with outstanding audio, and the Q4n is no exception.
It supports high-resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz stereo sound and its built-in microphones can handle high sound pressure levels (up to 140 dB SPL) for distortion-free recording in even the loudest environments.
You can also connect external mics and other devices via a 1/8" stereo input jack, and monitor with either headphones or its built-in speaker. There's also an HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs, making it easy to view your creations on location or at home.
The Q4n's built-in microphones can be instantly configured for either A/B or X/Y stereo recording. So what's the difference?
A/B is a great way to record vivid stereo that provides a realistic sense of space and ambience—ideal when you want to capture the reverb of a concert hall. It's also well-suited for situations where you want to record the sound of people talking in different parts of a room.
What is X/Y Recording?
Glad you asked. X/Y stereo recording captures audio with natural depth and width, while still delivering a strong center image. It's ideal for recording musical performances and for video blogging.
What's Included with the Q2n-4K
- Operation manual
- Lithium-ion battery (1050mAh BT-02)
- 3-prong action camera mount adapter
- USB to mini-USB cable
- Sponge windscreen
- Lens cover
- Lens hood
*Optional accessories are available separately
Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (Class 10 or higher, up to 128 GB)
Image sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor
Lens: Fixed focus (36 cm – ∞), F2.0, Focal distance approx. 16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent), 160˚ FOV
Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Video resolutions: 3M HD (2304×1296) / 30 fps / 24 Mbps, HD1080p / 30 fps / 24 Mbps, HD1080p / 30 fps / 16 Mbps, HD720p / 60 fps / 15 Mbps, HD720p / 30 fps / 8 Mbps, WVGA 60 fps / 8 Mbps, WVGA 30 fps / 5 Mbps
Audio formats: WAV (16-/24-bit quantization, 44.1/48/96 kHz sampling frequency), AAC (64–320 kbps bit rate, 48 kHz sampling frequency)
Audio functions: Lo-Cut filter, Auto Gain
Image functions: Digital zoom (×0.75/×0.85/×1.00/×1.30/×1.50), Scene selection (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night / Concert-Low Light / Dance Club / Jazz Club / Concert Hall / Rehearsal-Studio / Garage / Outdoor / Sunset)
Display: 2.0" full-color touchscreen LCD
- Type: 120° A/B and 120° X/Y stereo
- Maximum sound pressure: 140 dBSPL
- Input gain: −30 to +44 dB
- Input connector: stereo mini jack
- Input gain: −∞ dB +26 dB
- Input impedance: 2 kΩ or more, supports plug-in power
HDMI connector: Micro Type D
Built-in speaker: 400 mW 8 Ω mono speaker
Operations as Audio Interface: Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed, Specifications: 44.1 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit
Operation as Webcam: Specifications: VGA/720p video size, 48 kHz / 16-bit audio
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