If you’re an aspiring musician, video plays an important role in helping you reach a wider fan base. It’s a digital world and that means inspiring performances can take the Internet by storm. But you can’t capture your music with just any camera. You need one that records incredible audio.
The Zoom Q2n gives you a fast and easy way to create HD videos with high-impact audio. The built-in X/Y microphones capture sound with beautiful stereo imaging. And the 160-degree wide-angle lens excels in an array of lighting conditions—whether you’re filming at home, in a rehearsal space, or at a club.
With the Q2n in hand, you can finally make videos that sound as great as they look—at a price more affordable than ever.
In the Box:
2 x AA batteries
Zoom Q2n Handy Video Recorder 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
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(Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required for use with iOS devices)
Operates with two AA batteries for approximately two hours
Built-in standard tripod mount
A Portable Camera That Sounds GreatHigh-resolution 24-bit/96 kHz audio delivers studio-quality recording, no matter where you’re filming. And the camera’s built-in X/Y microphones can handle sound pressure levels up to 120 dB SPL, for distortion-free recording.
It Can Handle the PressureSince the Q2n can handle high sound pressure levels, it records loud music without distortion or clipping. Famed drummer Dave Weckl relies on his Q2n to capture full and beautifully balanced snare, bass, tom, and cymbal detail.
Capture Your Best Moments in Any LightingTen ‘Scene’ presets allow you to record in a wide range of environments, including low-light locations where the Q2n is designed to thrive. The presets range from ‘Concert Light’—which automatically adjusts for changing lighting conditions—to ‘Concert Lo-Lit’ for dimly lit rooms. And there are scene settings tailored specifically for filming in jazz clubs and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoors.
Up Close and PersonalThe Q2n features a 160-degree wide-angle lens that captures stunning video. And it records in 720p or 1080p HD resolution, using the same 24 fps or 30 fps frame rate used in film. An F2.0 aperture makes the Q2n perfect for musicians who perform in a wide variety of lighting environments. Capture the full band or focus on an individual performer using five field of view (FOV) settings. Plus, a color LCD screen makes it easy to create the perfect shot or review your videos.
Small Enough to Go EverywhereThe Q2n is small enough to carry anywhere, so you’ll always be prepared to capture impromptu performances or record new ideas. It records up to two hours of footage on two standard AA batteries, providing more than enough juice for concerts, rehearsals, jam sessions, and more.
Capture the Essence of Your MusicFor an acoustic guitarist, nothing's more important than mic placement. Placing the Q2n ten feet away from your guitar achieves beautiful stereo sound. For more nuanced string sound and finger/neck detail, place the Q2n within three feet of your guitar.
Don’t Let Technology Get in Your WayIntuitive controls and simple one-button recording make the Q2n easy to use. Just power it up and start recording.
Record Audio OnlyThe Q2n is also capable of recording audio only. Simply use the ‘Camera Off’ setting to capture demos or live performances in stereo sound using the built-in X/Y mics.
Enjoy the Clarity of SoundIf you’re like renowned pianist Kenneth Crouch, you strive for clarity in your videos. The Q2n captures a full range of frequencies—from delicate to more thunderous sounds—so fans can re-experience your performances with the same detail and accuracy as if they were hearing them live.
Connect and Listen The Q2n features a 1/8" stereo input jack that lets you connect external mics and other audio devices. And the 1/8” stereo output jack makes it simple to listen to audio with headphones or on your home stereo.
Play it Back on TVTo view your video recording in high definition, you can connect to an HDMI TV using the HDMI micro Type D video output. A USB port allows for connection to any computer or iOS device* so you can use the Q2n as a web camera for live streaming, as a USB microphone for podcasts, or as a card reader to transfer recordings**.
* iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (sold separately) ** Computer connection only
Files Types and Recording TimesVideo and audio file typesVideo (with audio) is recorded as MPEG-4 (MOV) files. When using “Audio Recording” mode (without video), audio data is saved in uncompressed WAV (up to 24-bit/96 kHz) format.
Extended recording timesThe Q2n records directly to micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB. It’s perfect for podcasts, blogs, and capturing performances.