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Zoom Q2HD Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 85.4g CMOS Dec 2013
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20 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this medium total megapixels camcorder is 75 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and hifitest.de.

Reasonably Priced

Some Zoom Q2HD reviewers said that this camcorder was good value for money. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Zoom Q2HD five years ago “The Zoom Q2HD Hand Video Recorder delivers on its promise of excellent audio recording for an affordable price.” and gave this camcorder a rating of 4 stars. Also five years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com said “Generally a fantastic value”.

One Zoom Q2HD reviewer who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was cheap.

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Good Quality Lens

A few customers who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert website Gizmodo.com said “Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment—not the best in the industry.”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Five years ago expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “The Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder ($199 list) stands apart” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Battery Life

One Zoom Q2HD owner who bought this camcorder considered that it had a good battery life. Beatweek.com wrote “Quickly drains battery” .

Robust

One Zoom Q2HD reviewer considered that the Zoom Q2HD was well made. Expert website Gizmodo.com mentioned in their review “The gear is solid”.

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Camcorders of this spec and age have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Zoom Q2HD has a quite fast maximum frame rate compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Q2HD.

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Zoom Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Zoom is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all camcorders.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Zoom Q2HD is 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Q2HD the optical sensor size ranges from 2/3" to 1/2".

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Zoom Q2HD supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders of a similar age and type to it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this Zoom video camera supports an SD compatible memory cards. 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 compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type across all comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q2HD.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

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

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q2HD only have one number of batteries supported, however the Zoom Q2HD has two number of batteries supporteds.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Zoom Q2HD has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Q2HD also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 800 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has a H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 85.4 grams, the Zoom Q2HD is one of the lighter video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q2HD amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 76g to 3.3kg.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the easypix Challenge Action[plb_296722_price] (76g).

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Zoom Q2HD has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago. Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Q2HD have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x, and the average optical zoom is 24x.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Zoom Q2HD does not have an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Q2HD do have an HDMI.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Sony HDR-CX400E[plb_1543751_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Zoom Q2HD does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Q2HD.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x. The Zoom Q2HD has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Q2HD.

If this camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are not Full HD. The Zoom Q2HD is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Zoom Q2HD does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q2HD also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the Zoom Q2HD has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Q2HD have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4".

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the easypix WDV1080[plb_2782188_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Zoom Q2HD is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Q2HD, the Zoom Q2HD does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Zoom Q2HD is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q2HD are also not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Zoom Q2HD does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Q2HD also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price], or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Zoom Q2HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

Zoom released the Q2HD over three years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Zoom Q2HD has a pretty standard maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 2 hours, the Zoom Q2HD has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Q2HD.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] (4.5h), or the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] (4.5h) both from JVC or the Sony HXR-MC2500E[plb_2750474_price] (4.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Continuous Video Playback Time
Number of Batteries Supported
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported

Expert Reviews

(6)

Beatweek.com

13 December 2012

The arrival of HD video recording on smartphones and on inexpensive handheld camcorders comes with the caveat that the accompanying audio recording is likely to be of far less quality if there?s... Read more…

Inexpensive
Clear and warm audio recording
Excellent stereo separation
Quickly drains battery
Small, low-resolution LCD
No image stabilization
18 October 2012

The Zoom Q2HD Hand Video Recorder delivers on its promise of excellent audio recording for an affordable price, but its video performance leaves something to be desired...

13 August 2012

Zoom products can deliver pro-quality audio at hobbyist prices. The gear is solid. That said, the video on this device is comparable to what an iPhone shoots ? but with a brief run time and an...

Gizmodo.in

10 August 2012

Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment?not the best in the industry, but generally a fantastic value. Now, with the Q2HD, the company has added video recording capability to a nice... Read more…

9 August 2012

Zoom products can deliver pro-quality audio at hobbyist prices. The gear is solid. That said, the video on this device is comparable to what an iPhone shoots?but with a brief run time and an...

19 October 2012

Das Zoom Q2HD ist ein hervorragendes Tonaufzeichnungsgerät, das ganz nebenbei auch ordentliche Videos in Full- HD-Qualität aufzeichnen kann. Allein die variablen Einsatzmöglichkeiten und die...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zoom q2, zoom q2h, zoom q2hd, zoom q2hdw, zoom q2hdww, zoom q2hdwwh, zoom q2hdwwhi, zoom q2hdwwhit, zoom q2hdwwhite
Barcodes 04515260010639, 04515260010660, 04515260011186, 04515260011278, 04515260011285

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