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Zoom Q4 Camcorder

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£199.99 £8.01 cheaper than 32 days ago
3MP 1/3 167g CMOS Nov 2014
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The Zoom Q4 is all about bringing a new dimension to your music. It combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio, providing everything you need to shoot amazing videos with incredible... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This small sensor size camcorder received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review site CNET.de.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this small sensor size camcorder rated this video camera 80 out of 100 on average.

Recent Price Drop of £49.01

In the last week the price of the Q4 has dropped by £49.01.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. The Zoom Q4 has one of the fastest maximum frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Zoom Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Zoom small sensor size camcorders have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Zoom is one of the superior brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec, the maximum memory card size of the Zoom Q4 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest. The maximum memory card sizes of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Q4 range from 8GB to 130GB.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Zoom Q4 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Q4.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Zoom Q4 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Q4.

An 1/8" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size across comparable types of video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Zoom Q4 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it support an SD memory card. This Zoom camcorder also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on camcorders of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Zoom Q4 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Q4.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 720p|1080p video mode, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 167 grams, the Zoom Q4 is one of the lighter video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Q4 amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average weight of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 500g, and the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-HCK10[plb_1974555_price] (275g).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 848 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Small

The depths of video cameras of this age and spec range from 27mm to 1,200mm. At only 30.4 millimeters, the Zoom Q4 is fairly small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Q4.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Zoom Q4 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Q4 do have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Panasonic AG-HCK10[plb_1974555_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The Zoom Q4 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Q4 do are Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-HCK10[plb_1974555_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Zoom Q4 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Q4 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Zoom Q4 has a fairly small screen size (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Q4. Video cameras of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 1.4" and 4.3".

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The Zoom Q4 has a very short maximum focal length (only 22 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Q4. Across all the camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Q4 the maximum focal lengths range from 22mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,100mm.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Q4 do not have a night mode. The Zoom Q4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Zoom Q4 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Q4, the Zoom Q4 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Zoom Q4 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Q4 are also not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Zoom Q4 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This Zoom camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Q4.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Zoom Q4 is more than most video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera supports a WAV audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Q4. The audio format "AAC" is also supported by this Zoom video camera.

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Very High Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 1.8, and the minimum apertures range from 1.5 to 3.1. When compared to other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Q4 that we have checked the minimum aperture of, the Zoom Q4's minimum aperture of 2.8 is one of the highest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Zoom Q4

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Zoom camcorder has been on the market for over two years.

Average Battery Life

At 3 hours, the Zoom Q4 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Technical Details
User Guide
Sample Frequencies
Charging Indicator

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 March 2015

Wollen wir nicht alle Rockstars sein? Auf der Bühne alles geben und die Fans mit einem tollen Konzertmitschnitt zu Hause begeistern? Klar, aber dazu benötigen wir auch Geräte, die unsere... Read more…

Kompakte Abmessungen, gute Tonqualitt, lange Akkulaufzeit
Keine separate Tonaufnahme mglich, englischsprachige Mens
29 July 2014

Der Zoom Q4 ist ein zweckmäßiger und kompakter Audio-Video-Recorder. Er überzeugt durch gute Aufnahmequalität in Ton und Bild und einfache Bedienung...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 March 2014 by Fred Ginsburg CAS PhD
Fred Ginsburg CAS PhD would recommend the Zoom Q4

The new product that had everybody excited at the 2014 Winter NAMM tradeshow in Anaheim was the Zoom Q4 camcorder, intended to compete in the "head-cam, personal POV, miniature camera" market. The... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2014 by Jeffonbass
Jeffonbass would recommend the Zoom Q4 (Verified Purchase)

I recently got a zoom q4 camera so i could record my band's live shows, practices, etc. I've only used it a couple times but here is what i think so far- - video is decent and excellent at the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2014 by Goat
Goat would recommend the Zoom Q4 (Verified Purchase)

Q3HD vs. Q4 => Q3HD wins, unless you need a webcam. Essentially they are the same. However, the Q4 lacks variable zoom. Add that and you have a winner. The Q3HD fits easily in my hip pocket or... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2014 by Alex
Alex would recommend the Zoom Q4 (Verified Purchase)

The image quality is OK. was expecting better but it's ok. Zoom is known for the microphones, not the cameras. The sound is of excellent quality. However, here are some annoying facts: - if you... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2014 by Ahconway
Ahconway would recommend the Zoom Q4 (Verified Purchase)

I got the Q4 primarily for recording live music, and it's great for that. Sound quality is easily as good as my Zoom H2N, and the auto levels are working well. I really like the no-nonsense... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zoom q4, zoom zq4, zoom 1080p30
Barcodes 00600599647824, 00884354012830, 04515260012824, 04515260012848, 04515260012855, 04515260012862, 04515260012879, 04515260013784

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