Zoom Q8

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  1. NeubyWanKaneuby

    NeubyWanKaneuby Senior Member

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    Anyone have a Zoom Q8? I'm thinking of picking one up. I have a Q3HD, and it's ok, but really want to upgrade.

    I'm debating between the Q8 and just getting a regular HD camcorder with an external mic input.

    What do most of you guys use?
     
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    tzd Senior Member

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    Did you see the brand new Zoom Q2n? It looks really good for $159.
     
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    NeubyWanKaneuby Senior Member

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    Yep, but I really want something a little larger. Having a flip out screen appeals to me, too.
     
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    I have the Q8. I mainly got it for the stereo XLR/1/4" inputs and it is great for that. The video is just OK for me, but it does a decent job. It does this fisheye thing unless you're zoomed all the way out. I had to buy a new higher-class SD card in order to be able to record more than a minute or two of video, though.
     
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    Thank you for the info. I'll make sure I get a good SD card for sure.
     
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    I picked up the Zoom Q4n and it is great for video and sound even in lower lit rooms the video is good.
     
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    I actually ordered a Q8 and it arrived today. I need to fire it up this weekend and see if I can't make a cheesy video, or two.
     

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