Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder


  • Records up to 2304×1296 Video at 30 fps
  • Wide-Angle 160° Lens
  • Detachable X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Compatible with Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • Dual XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
  • Records up to Four Simultaneous Channels
  • Record up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz Audio
  • 2.7″ LCD Touchscreen
  • Doubles as USB Webcam & Audio Interface
  • 1/4″-20 to Three-Prong Adapter Included

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Designed for both music and video creators, the Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder combines HD video recording with Zoom’s high-quality audio capture technology. It features a wide-angle 160° lens to capture the entire scene or stage, and records beyond Full HD resolution video up to 2304×1296 at 30 fps. On the audio side, the Q8 records up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio and inherits the interchangeable microphone system of Zoom’s H5 and H6 recorders, making it compatible with a variety of optional mic capsules. Included with the Q8 is a 120° X/Y stereo condenser microphone capsule well-suited to capturing live events, concerts, or videos of yourself playing with studio-quality sound. The Q8 also features dual XLR/TRS inputs for inputting professional microphone and line-level sources, giving you up to four simultaneous channels of audio when combined with the X/Y mic capsule.

In addition to 2304×2196 video recording, the Q8 can capture 1080p video at 30 fps and 720p video at 60 or 30 fps to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 128GB in size. It can also record WVGA video at 60 or 30 fps when lower file sizes are needed. Video can be monitored on a flip-out 2.7″ touchscreen LCD, which also provides a convenient interface for adjusting video and audio settings. A micro HDMI port allows you to connect the camcorder to your HDTV to watch your footage. When it comes to recording audio, the Q8 provides a lot of options. When highest-quality audio is needed, you can record using 16 or 24-bit uncompressed WAV formats at 96, 48, or 44.1 kHz. When audio quality isn’t as important and you want to save space on your SD card, you can choose to record audio using the compressed AAC format with bit rates from 64 to 320 kbps. A headphone/line output jack is provided for monitoring your audio.

By connecting the Q8 to your computer via USB you can use it as a card reader or a USB microphone. You can even use it as a high-quality USB webcam to stream audio and video. The USB port also provides power for charging the included 1700mAh lithium-ion battery. Also included with the Q8 are a foam windscreen, USB cable, and a 1/4″-20 to three-prong adapter for use with GoPro-style mounting accessories.

Beyond HD Recording
160° Wide-Angle Lens
High-Quality Audio Recording
Detachable Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone Capsule
Dual XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
2.7" LCD Touchscreen
USB Microphone/Webcam
Scene Presets
Lighting Settings
Camera Mounting
Additional Features
Package Weight 1.65 lbs
Package Dimensions 8.9 x 8.2 x 3.0 in

3 Megapixel 1/3″ CMOS


1x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Stereo Output (Jack) combined line/headphone 1x HDMI D (Micro) 1x USB Mini-B USB 2.0

Scene Modes

Preset: Yes

Built-in Mic


Built-in Speaker


Accessory Shoe


Tripod Mount

1/4″ – 20


2x XLR / TRS combo jacks

Microphone Input


Screen Size


Headphone Jack



Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Batteries, 3.7-4.2 VDC, 1700 mAh, Providing up to 2 Hours per Charge

Charging Method


Charging Time

4.5 Hours

Dimensions (WxHxD)

6.2 x 1.9 x 2.7″ / 15.8 x 4.8 x 6.9 cm Mic lowered 6.2 x 1.9 x 4.7″ / 15.8 x 4.8 x 11.9 cm Mic raised 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.3″ / 5.0 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm X/Y mic capsule


10.582 oz / 300 g Recorder 1.41 oz / 40 g X/Y mic capsule


3 Sec, 5 Sec, 10 Sec



35mm Equivalent Focal Length


Recording Media


Maximum Aperture

f/ 2


Fixed Focus

Focusing Distance

14.2″ / 36.0 cm – Infinity

Angle of View






Video Format

2304 x 1296p at 30 fps (24 Mbps H.264) 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (H.264) 1280 x 720p at 30, 60 fps (H.264) 800 x 480 at 30, 60 fps (H.264)

Display Type


Aspect Ratio


Microphone Recording Angle




Audio Format


Sampling Frequency

AAC: 48.0 kHz WAV: 96.0 kHz WAV: 48.0 kHz WAV: 44.1 kHz

Bit Rate

AAC: 320.0 kbps AAC: 256.0 kbps AAC: 192.0 kbps AAC: 128.0 kbps AAC: 64.0 kbps WAV:24.0-bit WAV:16.0-bit

Memory Card Type



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