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Zoom Announces The Q4N For Creators

A Q4N video camera with a lens attached.
A Q4N video camera with a lens attached.

We have been long time fans of Zoom and their lineup of solid recorders. What many of you may not be aware of is that Zoom has a solid line up of video cameras that utilize the stellar recording hardware that Zoom is known for.

The Zoom Q4N hopes to become the go-to camera for musicians, podcasters, bloggers, and burgeoning filmmakers. The Q4N comes with 10 lighting presets and bright-apertured 160-degree wide-angle lens, Q4n captures our highest-quality video ever. Combine that with configurable A/B to X/Y mics that record high-resolution stereo audio—24-bit/96 kHZ resolution up to a thunderous 140 dB SPL.

Here are some of the Q4n features at a glance:

  • High-quality 160° wide angle lens with selectable viewing angles (F 2.0/16.6mm) with 4x digital zoom.
  • Built-in stereo microphones can be configured for A/B or X/Y, capable of handling sound levels up to 140 dB SPL.
  • Support for five HD video modes, up to 2304 x 1296 pixels (3M HD), as well as two WVGA modes
    Video bitrates up to 24 Mbps for extended image quality and frame rates of up to 60 fps (at 720p) for capturing fast-action video.
  • Full-color rotating LCD touchscreen.
  • Built-in standard tripod mount; includes a tripod-to-three-prong converter for compatibility with all action camera mounts.

Fans looking to pick this up won't have to wait long since the Q4N will be in stores this month.

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Zoom Releases Next-Generation Camera for Creators

— Q4n offers 3M HD video, wide-angle lens, and a touchscreen display, along with configurable A/B to X/Y stereo mics and high-resolution audio — https://zoom-na.com/Q4n

Ronkonkoma, New York – January 21, 2016 — Zoom North America today announced the debut of the next-generation Q4n Handy Video Recorder.
Equipped with a bright-apertured 160˚ wide-angle lens, the new Q4n captures sharp, brilliant video — in bright daylight, vivid sunset, or low-lit club — with resolutions up to 2.3k (2304 x 1296 pixels) 3M HD, bitrates of up to 24 Mbps, and frame rates of 30 and 60 fps. It comes with nine “Scene” presets for various environments, as well as four levels of digital zoom. SD cards up to 128 gigabytes can be used for extended recording times, great for capturing performances and podcasting.

The Q4n's dual built-in microphones can be configured for A/B or X/Y stereo recording, handling high sound pressure levels up to 140 dB SPL. External microphones or devices such as music players can also be connected. Audio is embedded in the MOV video data stream or, when used as a standalone audio recorder, stored as AAC or WAV files, up to high-resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz.

The Q4n offers a full-color touchscreen display and rechargeable Li-on battery, along with a built-in tripod mount and a three-prong adapter for compatibility with all action camera mounts, including Zoom's optional guitar headstock and microphone stand mounts. A USB port allows for live streaming and enables the Q4n to act as a web camera or USB microphone, and an HDMI video output allows connection to HDTVs.

The Zoom Q4n Handy Video Recorder will be available March 2016 for $299.99. For more information including specs and videos, please visit zoom-na.com/Q4n or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com. [/toggle] [/toggles]

Keep it locked to RAGE Works for a review of the Q4N in the near future.