Zoom Premiers Q2n Handy Video Recorder

Zoom has premiered their new Q2n Handy Video Recorder, a portable camera targeted at musicians to create HD videos with quality audio. Ideal for capturing live performances and rehearsal sessions, the Q2n is equipped with a built-in X/Y microphone and a 160-degree wide-angle lens.

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The Q2n offers studio-quality detail and clarity at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. For distortion-free recording, the built-in X/Y microphones can handle high sound pressure levels (up to 120 dB SPL), so musicians can record on stage alongside amps and drums.

Zoom Q2n Features:

» High-quality 160° wide-angle lens (F2.0/16.6 mm)
» 10 “Scene” options for use in different lighting environments, plus Auto setting for automatically adjusting how the camera captures specific scene conditions
» 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
» 5 field of view (FOV) settings
» Records directly to micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB for extended recording times
» Easy one-button recording
» Color LCD
» 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-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
» Operates with two AA batteries for approximately two hours
» Built-in standard tripod mount
» Power adapter available (sold separately)

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The Q2n has ten Scene presets that automatically adjust for different lighting conditions. The 160-degree wide-angle lens captures video at a moment’s notice, with a f/2.0 aperture that claims it can handle low-light settings and dimly lit venues. To ensure the best video quality, the camera also captures video in 720p or 1080p HD resolution with the same 24 fps and 30 fps frame rates used in film.

Intuitive controls and simple one-button recording make the Q2n effortless to use, so musicians can stay focused on their performances. With an ultra-portable design, the Q2n is small enough to carry anywhere and can record approximately two hours of footage on two standard AA batteries.


Zoom Q2n Specs:

» Recording media: micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (Class 10 or higher, up to 128 GB)
» Image sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor
» Lens: F2.0, 160˚ FOV, fixed focus (36 cm – ∞), Focal distance approx. 16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent)
» Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
» Video resolutions and frame rates:
— HD 1080p / 30 fps
— HD 1080p / 24 fps
— HD 720p / 30 fps
— HD 720p / 24 fps
» Audio formats: WAV (24-bit/96 kHz, 24-bit/48 kHz, 16-bit/44.1 kHz)
» Audio functions: Lo-Cut filter (off, 80Hz, 120Hz, or 160Hz), Auto Gain
» Image functions: Five FOV (field of view) steps: (×0.75 / ×0.85 / ×1.00 / ×1.30 / ×1.50)
» Scene selection: (Auto / Outdoor / Sunset / Night / Concert Light / Concert Lo-Lit/ Concert Hall / Jazz Club / Dance Club / Rehearsal Studio / Garage)
» Power Save: (Off, 1, 3 or 5 minutes)
» Auto Power Off: (Off, 1, 3 or 5 minutes)
» Display: 1.77″ full-color LCD (160 x 128)
— Type: 120° X/Y stereo
— Maximum sound pressure input: 120 dB SPL
— Input gain: –∞ to +39 dB
— Input connector: Stereo mini jack
— Input gain: -∞ To +39 dB
— Input impedance: 2 k Ω or more
— Supports plug-in power (adapter sold separately)
— Output connector: Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack
— HDMI connector: Micro Type D
— Built-in speaker: 400 mW 8 Ω mono speaker



The Zoom Q2n is available now for $159.99.


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