Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder

BH #ZOZQ8N4K • MFR #ZQ8N4K
Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder
Key Features
  • Records up to UHD 4K Video at 30 fps
  • Wide-Angle 150° Lens
  • Detachable X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Compatible with Zoom Microphone Capsules
From its 4K video capabilities and 4-track audio recording to its flip-out color LCD for selfie-style movies and optional app-based remote control, the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder is a powerful capture tool for content creators, indie filmmakers, and musicians who need to keep their production setup small and portable. As the successor to the Q8, it provides multiple upgrades in both form and function while maintaining the compactness and convenience of the original Q8.
In Stock
$399.00
$67/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $59.99
Trade in your gear for cash: Learn more
Ask Our Experts
800.606.6969

Zoom Q8n-4K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Q8n-4K vs Q8
  • 34K When You Need It
  • 4Wide-Angle Lens
  • 5Eye-Catching Video
  • 6Video Output Port
  • 7High-Quality Audio Recording
  • 8X/Y Mic Capsule
  • 9Two XLR Inputs
  • 10Headphone Jack
  • 11USB Microphone/Webcam
  • 12Powering Methods
  • 13Mounting Options
By B&H Photo's

From its 4K video capabilities and 4-track audio recording to its flip-out color LCD for selfie-style movies and optional app-based remote control, the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder is a powerful capture tool for content creators, indie filmmakers, and musicians who need to keep their production setup small and portable. As the successor to the Q8, it provides multiple upgrades in both form and function while maintaining the compactness and convenience of the original Q8.

A wide-angle 150° lens with five field of view settings combines with adjustable brightness and selectable lighting presets to enable striking visual impact, whether run-and-gun shooting outside on a sunny day or filming a band's performance in a mood-lit venue. On the audio side, the Q8n-4K features dual XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power—great for accommodating professional external mics or the main outs from a mixing console—and an X/Y stereo condenser mic capsule that can be swapped for a number of separately available Zoom mic capsules.

Q8n-4K vs Q8
Improving on the Q8, the Q8n-4K model provides multiple upgrades in form and function.

  • UHD 4K video resolution at 30 fps (2K on the Q8)
  • f/2.8 / 150° wide-angle lens (f/2.0 / 160° on the Q8)
  • Rear screen flips out for selfie-style recording
  • Redesigned operability for ease of use
  • Support for microSDXC cards up to 512GB (128GB maximum on the Q8)
  • App-based remote control from an iOS/Android mobile device (separately available Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter required)
4K When You Need It
4K is a high-demand feature that many shooters will appreciate. However, the Q8n-4K does give you the option to record at lower-resolution formats when your priority is on small file sizes. Thanks to support for microSDXC cards up to 512GB, that should be far less of a concern now than it was with the Q8.
Wide-Angle Lens
The 150° lens yields plenty of space for wide-angle action like bands bouncing around a stage or the calming grandeur of breathtaking outdoor scenery. With five field of view (FOV) settings, the Q8n-4K can also provide tighter framing when you need it.
Eye-Catching Video
Brightness adjustment and lighting presets (a.k.a. Scenes) are just a button-push away, which increases the Q8n-4K's video versatility. Whereas the Q8 had three scene presets, the Q8n-4K offers five—Indoor, Outdoor, Nighttime, Concert, and Auto—to help you get the right lighting for your environment.
Video Output Port
If you want to check your video on a monitor, simply connect the recorder's micro-HDMI output to your preferred display (appropriate cables are available separately).
High-Quality Audio Recording
The Q8n-4K gives you the same high-quality audio formats as Zoom's dedicated audio recorders. You can record in WAV format up to 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution. In addition to the tactile controls for gain and signal padding, the menu system offers access to panning, volume, low-cut filtering, and dynamics processors such as a compressor, limiter, leveler, de-esser, and noise gate. Audio can be recorded along with video or separately, enabling the Q8n-4K to function as a standalone four-channel audio recorder.
X/Y Mic Capsule
The XYQ-8n capsule features two matched unidirectional condenser elements in a 120° X/Y configuration, delivering a true stereo image without requiring separate mics and cables. It's a great built-in solution, but it can be swapped for other Zoom mic capsules (available separately) such as the VRH-8 Ambisonic mic capsule made for immersive 360° audio.
Two XLR Inputs
If you wish to bring in external signals, the Q8n-4K is happy to help. Dual XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power and a switchable -20 dB pad allow the recorder to handle professional mics (dynamic or condenser) or even the main outputs from a mixing console.
Headphone Jack
Monitoring the audio is easy; just plug your headphones into the Q8n-4K's side-panel 3.5mm headphone jack and listen to make sure the sound is clean and free of distortion.
USB Microphone/Webcam
Not only does the Q8n-4K record to microSD cards, it can alternatively function as a USB device. So, whether you need a cool webcam or a capable audio interface, the Q8n-4K is there for you.
Powering Methods
Powering this recorder won't be a problem. Considering you can use the included rechargeable Li-ion battery, power it via USB, or run it from an optional AC adapter, the Q8n-4K is ideal for anything from back-to-back shoots to long-format concerts.
Mounting Options
The 1/4"-20 thread on the bottom of the body allows the recorder to be mounted on a tripod or gimbal if handheld shooting isn't your style.
UPC: 884354025823

Zoom Q8n-4K Specs

Key Specs
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Zoom
No
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - No
Flash - No
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone/Line Output
Wireless
Bluetooth Control *Adapter Required
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 to 4.2 VDC, 1600 mAh
Max Runtime: 2.5 Hours per Charge
Imaging
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Exposure Control
Self-Timer
3, 5, 10 Sec
Lens
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Fixed Focus
Yes
Angle of View
150°
Zoom
No
Built-In ND Filters
No
Recording
System
NTSC/PAL
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC [512 GB Maximum]
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD/H.264/MPEG-4
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
AVCHD/H.264/MOV/MPEG-4
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Video Format
3840 x 2160 at 24/25/30 fps (H.264/AVC, MPEG-4)
1920 x 1080 at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (MOV via H.264/AVC, MPEG-4)
1280 x 720 at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (MOV via H.264/AVC, MPEG-4)
Microphone Recording Angle
120°
Channels
4.0-Channel
Audio Format
WAV
Sampling Frequency
WAV: 96.0 kHz
WAV: 48.0 kHz
WAV: 44.1 kHz
Monitor
Display Type
Non-Articulating Flip-Out LCD
Display Size
2"
Resolution
320 x 240
Features
Remote Control
Optional
Scene Modes
Preset: Yes
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe
No
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Input/Output Connectors
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone/Line Output
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data/Video Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x USB-A Control Input
Wireless
Bluetooth Control *Adapter Required
General
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 to 4.2 VDC, 1600 mAh
Max Runtime: 2.5 Hours per Charge
Charging Method
AC Adapter
USB
Charging Time
4.5 Hours
Power Adapter
5 VDC
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.7 x 2.6 x 6.3" / 68 x 65 x 159 mm (With Lowered Mic Arm)
2.7 x 5.3 x 5.3" / 68 x 135 x 134 mm (With Raised Mic Arm)
Weight
12.9 oz / 367 g (With Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.2 x 6.4 x 3.5"

Zoom Q8n-4K Reviews

See any errors on this page? Let us know

Hey does the Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder have any ...

Hey does the Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder have any Built-in Video Stabilization. Any Form of Electronic Stabilization?
Asked by: Cheyen.S
No built-in video stabilization, mechanical or otherwise, is defined for this product.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2022-02-14

Using this camera for streaming to zoom meetings, ...

Using this camera for streaming to zoom meetings, does the usb out supply video and audio to the computer?
Asked by: Mark
When using the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder for streaming you will connect the camera to your computer via the USB-C port.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-04-11

Hi! Is the HDMI output a "clean HDMI output" with ...

Hi! Is the HDMI output a "clean HDMI output" with no camera control or status information obscuring the image? Thanks!
Asked by: Steven
The Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder will not have a clean hdmi out, but will provide the alternate of USB interface for livestreaming & data transfer. HDMI out will be utilized for playback only.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2023-12-13

Can you connect this camera to a PC for live ...

Can you connect this camera to a PC for live streaming?
Asked by: Mohammed
I just used it on a Zoom Conference last night. Worked great.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2022-03-07

Hi. Is there any way to use an external source of ...

Hi. Is there any way to use an external source of audio using a 1/4 or 1/8 plug?
Asked by: Guillermo de Jesus
The Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder will accept external audio and will provide 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2022-02-22

lens is 150 it means how much in mm, 20mm or ...

lens is 150 it means how much in mm, 20mm or 17mm?
Asked by: vantho
The Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder has a lens mm of less than 1mm.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2022-02-10

As I understand from a previous question, HDMI is ...

As I understand from a previous question, HDMI is fro playback from memory only? In other words, you cannot run an HTMI out while recording as you can with the Q8?
Asked by: Buddy
The Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder can output through the HDMI port while recording.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-05-20

Can you use the Q8n with a gimbal?

Can you use the Q8n with a gimbal?
Asked by: Vernon
Yes, you can mount the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder to a gimbal to stabilize the camera, but camera control would not be supported.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2024-01-02
  • y_2024, m_6, d_11, h_7CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.42
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_17
  • loc_en_US, sid_1687971, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo