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NAMM 2015: ZOOM Q8 AUDIO & VIDEO RECORDER

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The ultra-portable Zoom Q8 handheld HD video and audio recorder combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio making it the perfect companion for videocreators, bloggers, podcasters, musicians, and educators. With the Q8’s 160-degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom, you’ll always get the full picture. Add to that pristine 24-bit/96k 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. Plus, you can also connect your own microphones to the Q8’s built-in combo XLR/TRS inputs.

The Q8 provides support for audio up to 24-bit/96kHz and is equipped with a F2.0aperture / 160° wide-angle lens for clear, crisp video in a variety of formats, up to2034 x 1296 pixels (3M HD), with frame rates of up to 60 fps at 720p. It comeswith a detachable stereo X/Y microphone and works with Zoom input capsules(excluding the Dual XLR/TRS Input Capsule). It has a built-in tripod mount andcomes with a three-prong action camera mount adapter, allowing it to be usedwith a variety of third party mounts to catch any point of view. Advanced featuresinclude a rotatable full-color touchscreen LCD; dual combo mic/line-level XLR/TRS inputs with analog-style gain controls, selectable phantom power and -20dBpad; a built-in speaker and stereo headphone/line out jack for audio monitoring;and an HDMI output for video monitoring. A USB port enables the Q8 to be usedwith most popular streaming and editing software packages such as iMovie, FinalCut Pro, and the included Zoom HandyShare software.

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