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Zoom Q4n Camcorder

£249.00
£220.00 £29.00 cheaper than 16 days ago
3MP 1/3 178.6g Feb 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Very fast maximum frame rate
Quite small digital zoom
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Reviews

Good Brand

Zoom small total megapixels video cameras have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Zoom is one of the superior brands. 76% of those that bought a Zoom camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was February 2016 when this small total megapixels video camera was released.


Storage

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Zoom Q4n has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. The smallest maximum memory card size of similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 4GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 86GB.

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Video

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The Zoom Q4n has one of the fastest maximum frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The slowest maximum frame rate of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 35fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 48fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Zoom Q4n is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99) which has better reviews.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Bushnell BN119740 (£229.94), or the Panasonic HC-V380 (£238.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder is 35 Mbit/s. At only 24 megabits per second, the Zoom Q4n has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera, the digital zoom of the Zoom Q4n of only 1.5 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 920x.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V180EB-K (£179.99) (500x and cheaper).

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Zoom Q4n supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year also support wide angle lens system.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 1,100mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 16.6 millimeters, the Zoom Q4n has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Zoom Q4n supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99) which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also support HDMI including the HC-V380 (£238.99), or the HC-V380EB-K (£238.99) both from Panasonic.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Zoom Q4n has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Zoom Q4n has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a headphone outputs.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 3 hours, the Zoom Q4n has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 3 hours, the Zoom Q4n has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the Zoom Q4n has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest display diagonal of video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera is 0.24" and the largest is 3.5".

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V180EB-K (£179.99) (2.7" and cheaper).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Zoom Q4n has a touchscreen, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 178.6 grams, the Zoom Q4n is one of the lighter camcorders of this age and spec amongst video cameras of this age. The weights of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera range from 55g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 460g.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R78 (£320.16) (240g).

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Packaging Content

Has a Tripod Included

The Zoom Q4n has a tripod included. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a tripod included.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Zoom Q4n is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than a year also are tripod mountable.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Zoom Q4n has a wind filter. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Zoom Q4n has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Zoom Q4n has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder, the Zoom Q4n does not have a built-in flash.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Zoom Q4n features USB connectivity. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year also feature USB connectivity.

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Still Image

Only 2304 X 1296 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Zoom Q4n is 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 67% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 4032 x 2272 pixels.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (2304 x 1296 pixels) is in fact the worst maximum image resolution across all similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

Across comparable types of camcorder the best maximum image resolution is 6048 x 3400 pixels.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04515260015757

Zoom Q4n Review Sources

To prepare this Zoom Q4n review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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