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Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder

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Video can play an important role in helping you reach a wider fan base. It’s a digital world and that means inspiring performances can take the Inter...Click To Read More About This Product

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Perfect video capture device for musicians.

Video can play an important role in helping you reach a wider fan base. It’s a digital world and that means inspiring performances 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 and 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, you can make videos that sound as great as they look.

High-resolution 24-bit/96 kHz audio delivers studio-quality recording, no matter where you’re filming. And the camera’s built-in X/Y microphones can handle sound pressure levels up to 120 dB SPL, for distortion-free recording. The Q2n can handle high sound pressure levels without distortion or clipping.

Ten Scene presets allow you to record in a wide range of environments, including low-light. The presets range from “Concert Light,” which automatically adjusts for changing lighting conditions to ‘Concert Lo-Lit’ for dimly lit rooms. And there are scene settings tailored specifically for filming in jazz clubs and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoors.

The Q2n features a 160-degree wide-angle lens that captures stunning video. And 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.

FEATURES
High-quality 160-degree wide-angle lens (F2.0/16.6 mm)
Built-in X/Y stereo microphones capable of handling sound levels up to 120 dB SPL
Standalone audio recorder, with data saved in WAV format, up to 24-bit/96 kHz
Five field of view (FOV) settings
Records to micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB for extended recording times
Easy one-button recording
Color LCD
Support for 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, 2-color 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
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 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)
Operates with two AA batteries for approximately two hours
Built-in standard tripod mount
Package does not come with MicroSD card


Excellent in low light. Order today.

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ZoomQ2n Handy Video Recorder
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very handy, indeed

By BC

from Boston

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very compact, great sound, good in low light

Cons

  • Tiny screen, buttons easily accidentally pushed

Best Uses

  • Recording club shows and band practice

Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

I've tested it out at some rock shows, all loud, but with very different lighting conditions, from bright led spotlighting to lamp-in-a-far-corner very dim. Being a Zoom, I expected very good audio and got it -- you can pretty much use it as is. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the video was: in normal action-cam wide-angle mode, it handled the dim lighting, although the colors were very muddy; and the "telephoto" modes (which really just remove the fisheye effect) were not nearly as noisy as I expected. I actually used some frames for show pics (after some cleaning up and denoising.) You will need to get some good rechargeable NiMH batteries -- the Q2n ate up the 2 included AA alkaline in one show (Energizer "Recharge Power Plus" NiMHs worked very well, easily outlasting the alkalines, and you get those at Target and such.) Other things: you can use this as a camera mic with a screw mount to hot shoe adapter (I also used an -25 dB attenuation cable); the tiny button are easy to push accidentally; hand-holding it like a tiny camcorder is doable once you get use to the tiny screen, especially when it dims down to save power; and it has a wide enough flat base to position it on any even enough ledge.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Needs some upgrades

By BD Young

from Easton PA

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Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

the camera takes great video and audio and is easy to use. The battery life however is horrible and finding an sd card (even on their list is not easy) Even with a high end card the unit wants to shut off occasionally.

An ac adapter, a lens cover and a compatible lens card needs to be included without buying an overpriced accessories package that doesn't even include the adapter. considering a return Too bad Great camera on its own

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5.0

Amazing!!

By Whiskey Earl

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear video and sound
  • Simple functions
  • Small size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use
    • Indoor/outdoor
    • Live ahows

    Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

    I purchased the zoom Q2n about two weeks ago and it's been nothing but amazing the video the sound are both surprisingly good for the size of this thing.the only downside is the battery life but honestly that's the only thing I have found wrong with this little guy. The ability to turn it up for recording in my house and turning it down for live shows is great and also being able to change lighting conditions is a perfect feature for those darker bum bar gigs or those sunny outdoor shows.

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    3.0

    Great product, but don't forget to order the accessories

    By Railrunner

    from Putnam County, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

    Excellent video capabilities, and lots of available adjustments for tweaking the audio and video modes. Once up and running, a great product. However, without the accessories that need to be ordered separately, you may have trouble getting where you would like to be. Getting the micro SD card was not an easy task, and I was not able to find one on the approved performance list provided by the manufacturer. Biggest problem was getting audio playback on my desktop after transferring files from the Q2n. Eventually discovered that the audio mode had to be set at the lowest performance level on the device to get the necessary playback (44.1k, 16bit). That seems to defeat the purpose of buying a device with potentially excellent audio capabilities. The Q2n accessory kit has the necessary download cable and other handy items that you may need.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By jcmusic226

    from Johnstown, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

    I highly recommend the Zoom q2n for live audio/video recording. It's easy to setup and the sound quality is exceptional. There's a gain knob on the outside to easily adjust signal strength and a light under the camera that blinks if you're clipping. Also Zoom's Handyshare software is a good basic editing tool to get your performances to the social media platform of your choosing quickly and efficiently.

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    4.0

    Great tool as long as it's not the only one in the box.

    By NightSerf

    from Knoxville, TN

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    Pros

    • Great video and sound in a variety of conditions

    Cons

    • Zoom could be improved

    Best Uses

    • Music videos

    Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

    I've use the camera only a few times, but am quite happy with the quality of the images and the sound. The step-zoom is a little jarring if no used judiciously. A friend and I combined several cameras with the sound from the Q2n with lovely results.

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    4.0

    Handy as a pocket on a shirt

    By Low Note

    from Planet Earth

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    Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

    So far I'm happy with the zoom Q2n's quality and performance
    Down side is your good for one hour
    Before you need to change batteries

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    5.0

    I love it!

    By J Dee

    from Hawaii via London

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder:

    I purchased it for vlogs. I'm a longterm Zoom product user and use my 'Zooms' for professional projects. I love the audio quality and thought the Q2n would be a low cost way to test out some music vlogs and to possibly compliment another camera (with not as good audio) while filming. It is tiny, which was a surprise! I did a trial post on Instagram playing acoustic guitar and singing - mic free - and it has gone down really well! The sound quality is good and it is so easy to use. Looking forward to using it more.

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