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Zoom Q8

£286.80
Zoom Q8
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A highly rated but 2 year old 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3MP 1" Jan 2016
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Zoom Q8 Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Zoom Q8 number 133 across all camcorders.
85
Reviews
39 Reviews
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Features
Good Features
80
Age
2 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has good user reviews with 65% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good quality lens and good product quality.
This Zoom camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports HDMI
Faster than average maximum frame rate
Full range, crystal clarity
Go beyond high definition
Change your point of view
Connectivity, power to spare, and selectable file formats
Very small total megapixels
Very small optical zoom

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £180 on eBay 69 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 87% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Zoom Q8 Video Reviews

Zoom Q8 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Owner Reviews

This video camera has an average owner rating of 71% based on 39 owner reviews. 65% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four people wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Zoom Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 189 owner and expert reviews (including 37 verified purchases) for Zoom video cameras and found that on average Zoom has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 77% of those that bought a Zoom video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 3 years old but has average features, and at £286.80 it is more expensive than 57% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Up by £107 (37%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Zoom Q8 and the United Kingdom price of £286.80 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $299.99 (£413.33).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Zoom released the Q8 in January 2016.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the Zoom Q8 of only 3MP is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 25% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Zoom Q8 of only 1x is smaller than 80% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The Zoom Q8's optical sensor size of 0.333" is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 58% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on camcorders.

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Average Weight

The Zoom Q8's weight of 260g is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 53% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Zoom Q8 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike 69% of camcorders which have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x. The Zoom Q8's digital zoom of only 4x is smaller than 90% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Zoom Q8 of only 2.7" is smaller than 71% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Zoom Q8 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Zoom Q8 does not support bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of video cameras also do not support bluetooth.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The Zoom Q8's maximum frame rate of 60fps is faster than 68% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Zoom Q8 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Zoom Q8 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Zoom Q8 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

Like most other video cameras, the Zoom Q8 does not feature wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

Camcorders have maximum memory card sizes of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB. The Zoom Q8's maximum memory card size of 128GB is in the largest 14% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Zoom Q8 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

zoom 2304x1296, zoom w4track, zoom zq8, zoom q8

Barcodes:

00600599647831, 00642892784929, 00884354014759, 04515260014699, 04515260014705, 04515260014736

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