Zoom Q8 wide-angle, 2.3K video camera and audio recorder

The Zoom Q8 combines the power of 4-channel audio recording, interchangeable mic capsules, and a wide-angle 2.3K video camera.

Get a wide angle in small spaces or get creative with the 160º / 16.6 mm lens. The Zoom Q8 records video at 2,304 × 1,296 pixels in many different compression formats.

Zoom Q8But the Zoom Q8 isn’t only a video camera, it also uses the same great XLR/TRS 1/4″ mic preamps as the Zoom H5 and H6. With Zoom’s interchangeable mic capsules, you can connect two additional XLR mics, a shotgun mic, mid-side capsule, and more.

The Zoom Q8 offers a touchscreen display along with physical transport controls.

Connect the Zoom Q8 to other devices with HDMI output and USB for interface or webcam-streaming.

The Zoom Q8 is available today for under $400.

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As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their son, "Noodle Boy."

2 comments on Zoom Q8 wide-angle, 2.3K video camera and audio recorder

  1. Defective says:

    I like the idea of this camera, in terms of length of recording and the interchangable mic modules but every footage video seems to have an ugly fisheye effect. Also, I’ve heard it’s suitability for livestreaming might have been overstated?

    1. All correct. I’ll have a full review of this camera later.

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