Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder
The Zoom Q2n is a compact video camera with built-in stereo X-Y microphones.
- High-quality 160 degree wide-angle lens (F2.0/16.6 mm)
- 10 'Scene' options for use in different lighting environments, plus 'Auto' setting
- Built-in X/Y stereo microphones capable of handling sound levels up to 120 dB SPL
- Can be used as standalone audio recorder, with data saved in WAV format, up to 24-bit/96 kHz
- Records directly to micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB for extended recording times
- USB interface for live streaming and data transfer
- Operates with two AA batteries for approximately two hours
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If you're an aspiring musician, video plays an important role in helping you reach a wider fan base. It's a digital world and that means an inspiring performance can take the Internet by storm. But you can't capture your music with just any camera. You need one that records incredible audio.
The Zoom Q2n gives you a fast and easy way to create HD videos with high-impact audio. The built-in X/Y microphones capture sound with beautiful stereo imaging. The 160-degree wide-angle lens excels in an array of lighting conditions—whether you're filming at home, in a rehearsal space, or at a club.
With the Q2n in hand, you can finally make videos that sound as great as they look—at a price more affordable than ever.
Capture Your Best Moments In Any Lighting
Ten 'Scene' presets allow you to record in a wide range of environments, including low-light locations where the Q2n is designed to thrive. The presets range from 'Concert Light'—which automatically adjusts for changing lighting conditions—to 'Concert Lo-Lit' for dimly lit rooms. There are scene settings tailored specifically for filming in jazz clubs and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoors.
Up Close And Personal
The Q2n features a 160-degree wide-angle lens that captures stunning video. It records in 720p or 1080p HD resolution, using the same 24 fps or 30 fps frame rate used in film. An F2.0 aperture makes the Q2n perfect for musicians who perform in a wide variety of lighting environments. Capture the full band or focus on an individual performer using five field of view (FOV) settings. Plus, a colour LCD screen makes it easy to create the perfect shot or review your videos.
Small Enough To Go Everywhere
The Q2n is small enough to carry anywhere, so you'll always be prepared to capture impromptu performances or record new ideas. It records up to two hours of footage on two standard AA batteries, providing more than enough juice for concerts, rehearsals, jam sessions, and more.
Capture The Essence Of Your Music
For an acoustic guitarist, nothing's more important than mic placement. Placing the Q2n ten feet away from your guitar achieves beautiful stereo sound. For more nuanced string sound and finger/neck detail, place the Q2n within three feet of your guitar.
Record Audio Only
The Q2n is also capable of recording audio only. Simply use the 'Camera Off' setting to capture demos or live performances in stereo sound using the built-in X/Y mics.
Connect and Listen
The Q2n features a 1/8 inch stereo input jack that lets you connect external mics and other audio devices. The 1/8 inch stereo output jack makes it simple to listen to audio with headphones or on your home stereo.
Play It Back On TV
To view your video recording in high definition, you can connect to an HDMI TV using the HDMI micro Type D video output. A USB port allows for connection to any computer or iOS device so you can use the Q2n as a web camera for live streaming, as a USB microphone for podcasts, or as a card reader to transfer recordings.
An iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately) is required to connect to iOS devices.
Files Types and Recording Times
Video (with audio) is recorded as MPEG-4 (MOV) files. When using 'Audio Recording' mode (without video), audio data is saved in uncompressed WAV (up to 24-bit/96 kHz) format.
Extended Recording Times
The Q2n records directly to micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB. It's perfect for podcasts, blogs, and capturing performances.
Can be used as standalone audio recorder, with data saved in WAV format, up to 24-bit/96 kHz
5 field of view (FOV) settings
Easy one-button recording
Support for two HD video modes, 720p and 1080p
Video bitrates up to 24 Mbps for improved image quality
Frame rates: 1080p/30fps HD, 1080p/24fps HD, 720p/30fps HD, 720p/24fps HD
HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs, selectable between NTSC and PAL
Records video (with audio) in MOV format
Analog-style level control with onscreen level metering and 2-colour status LCD on lens
Auto Gain function automatic control over audio input level
Stereo input for use with external devices plus support for plug-in power
Headphone/line-level for fast audio monitoring
Low-cut filter for the elimination of low-frequency noise and rumble
Compatible with USTREAM Producer, Flash Live Media Encoder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications
Webcam and USB mic function (with direct monitoring) when used with computers and iOS devices (Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required for use with iOS devices)
Built-in standard tripod mount