The Sound Behind The Scenes
Without sound, our creations would fall flat. The Q4 delivers audio nuance and quality that far surpass that of any other video camera. Its built-in X/Y microphone allows you to create stunning stereo recordings that cover a wide area while still capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition.
High-Resolution Audio meets
Zoom products have long set the gold standard for portable audio. The all-new Q4 redefines the state of the art in portable video.
Professional videographers understand that the sound is as important as the scene. It’s not enough to capture the sound of the ocean; you have to be able to feel the water bubbling beneath your feet. The Q4 delivers exactly that kind of experience. Its unique blend of high-resolution 24-bit/96k audio with high-definition 1080p video means never having to compromise on quality.
X/Y Stereo Recording
The Q4's wide angle X/Y microphone incorporates two matched unidirectional elements—mics that are especially sensitive to signal coming from directly in front, and less sensitive to signal coming from behind or from the sides. The convenient placement of the mic enables the supplied windscreen to be easily attached, allowing you to use the Q4 even on difficult outdoor shoots. In addition, a built-in low-cut filter can be used to reduce low-frequency noise, allowing you to capture great sound both indoors and outdoors.
The Q4’s versatile and flexible design challenges video creators to push themselves to the limit. Compact yet compatible with standard tripod and three prong action camera mounts, the Q4 can go anywhere. Its wide-angle lens and choice of video formats and frame rates allow the Q4 to record sharp, detailed images in any situation, and its full-color rotating LCD—which can be detached during shooting for portability and extended battery life—provides a clear preview of each moment you capture.
The Q4's LCD and built-in speaker allows instant monitoring of your recordings, but it also offers additional flexibility through its various connectors: a stereo 1/8" Mic/Line In jack, a stereo 1/8" Line In/Headphone jack, a micro-HDMI video output, and a USB port. Make use of a wide range of devices to boost your production capabilities: connect, stream, and share.
All you need to power the Q4 is the single supplied lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, which can be recharged with the use of an optional AC adapter or by connecting the Q4 to your computer via USB. Battery life is approximately three hours when shooting video at 720p/30fps, or two hours when shooting high-definition 1080/30fps video, giving you the freedom to leave the studio behind and explore the world around you.
The Q4 records directly to SDXC cards up to 128GB in a variety of video and audio file formats, making it fully adaptable for your needs. The three HD settings provide maximum video quality while the two WVGA options can be used to conserve SD card space. The Q4 supports two audio file formats: WAV, up to 24-bit/96kHz, for uncompressed full fidelity sound, or AAC to conserve space.
It's All About the Experience
The Q4 doesn’t just get good footage, it captures experiences. Use it to document the important events in your life such as weddings, anniversaries, and graduations—or use it for creative projects, giving your work the crisp, realistic quality it deserves.
Enjoy That Great Performance Over and Over Again
The Q4's built-in X/Y microphone is designed to capture the natural ambience of a live concert and deliver lifelike sound with sharpness and definition. An optional guitar clamp lets viewers experience firsthand what it’s like to be onstage.
Capture Shots From A Better Perspective
Compact, lightweight, and mountable on any standard tripod or three prong action camera mount, the Q4 is optimized to go where the action is. It offers a full-color LCD which can be freely rotated for self-shooting or detached for increased portability and extended battery life. Sensing options allow the Q4 to automatically adapt to various lighting situations, and there are selectable viewing angles too. The Q4 is also able to send digital data to DAWs or video editors such as iMovie or Final Cut Pro.
Take It Wherever You Go
The Q4 can act as a live web camera or USB microphone, making it as useful for reporting breaking news in the field as it is for personal blogs or conducting interviews. Use it handheld or mount it to any standard tripod or three prong action camera mount for a wide range of interesting angles.
Unparalleled Audio Quality
The Q4's X/Y microphone and support for high-resolution audio assure full fidelity without compromise, and it's also compatible with a wide array of audio software products that allow you to further enhance your creativity. Connect to your computer or iPad (using an Apple Camera Connection Kit), select your preferred editing or streaming software, and be heard.
"RJQ-4" — Rain Jacket for Q4
The optional RJQ-4 includes a water-resistant silicon case and a water-resistant hairy windscreen. Correctly putting these onto a Q4 can provide some protection from spraying water (equivalent to IPX3*). This allows you to use it in environments where it is exposed to small amounts of rain, snow and spray, for example.This does not provide waterproofing, so please DO NOT drop it into water.
* [IPX3] Protected against spraying water - Water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100 kN/m2 for 5 min.
"BT-02" — Rechargeable Battery for Q4
The optional BT-02 is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for the Q4 Handy Video Recorder. Battery life is approximately three hours when shooting video at 720p/30fps, or two hours when shooting high-definition 1080/30fps video. You can use it as a spare battery for your Q4.
■ Maximum Voltage: DC 4.2V
■ Nominal Voltage: DC 3.7V
■ Capacity: 1050mAh
Q4 Features at a glance
■ HD video resolutions up to 1080p (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
■ Capture more with the 130-degree wide angle lens
■ “Vari-angle” LCD flips to lens side for easier self-shooting
■ Three lighting presets (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night)
■ Live-streaming function with HD video
■ Up to 24-bit/96 kHz PCM audio
■ Built in, professional quality stereo X/Y microphone
■ Auto Gain and Low-Cut filter functions
■ USB microphone function
■ Includes Hairy Windscreen for field recording
■ Removable LCD
■ Rechargeable Li-ion battery. Up to three hours battery life
■ HDMI out, headphone out, external mic/line in
■ Accepts SDXC cards up to 128GB
■ USB cable for charging and data transfer