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Zoom Q4 Camcorder

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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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camcorder received a rating of 80% from camcorder expert review website CNET.de. The expert review sites don't rate this small total megapixels video camera that highly.

Good User Reviews

Q4 owners on average rated this video camera 80%.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the maximum frame rate of, the Zoom Q4's maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the fastest. The average maximum frame rate of small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the Q4 is 39fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Zoom Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Small total megapixels camcorders manufactured by Zoom have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just small total megapixels camcorders) and found that Zoom also has good reviews across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of video cameras of a similar type and age to the Q4 is 8GB and the largest is 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Zoom Q4 has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Q4.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Q4, the Zoom Q4 has an HDMI.

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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 a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This video camera's optical sensor size (1/3") is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Zoom Q4 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This video camera also supports an SDHC 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Q4.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the Zoom Q4 has a built-in display.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 720p|1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Light

The weights of camcorders of this age and type range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 480g. At only 167 grams, the Zoom Q4 is fairly light compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Q4.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 848 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other camcorders of this type and age have an image stabilizer, however the Zoom Q4 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Full HD

The Zoom Q4 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Q4 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Zoom Q4 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Q4 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of video cameras that were released around the same time as the Q4 range from 1.4" to 4.3". At only 2 inches, the Zoom Q4 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 22mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,200mm. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Q4 that we have assessed, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Zoom Q4 of only 22 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that were released around the same time as 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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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Zoom Q4 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q4 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Zoom Q4 is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Q4 are not waterproof. The Zoom Q4 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Zoom Q4 is more than most small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Zoom Q4 has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras of this type and age. This Zoom video camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Q4. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this video camera.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

Video cameras that are a similar age to the Q4 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.5 and 3.1, and the average minimum aperture number is 1.8. The Zoom Q4 has a very high minimum aperture number (2.8) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Q4.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Zoom Q4

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Zoom released the Q4.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 3 hours, the Zoom Q4 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Battery Recharge Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables 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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