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The Zoom Q4 – The Camera for Creators
Definitive Sound. Singular Vision.

The world needs listeners and viewers, but it belongs to the creators.
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 sound. That means you'll never have to compromise on creativity.

The Sound is the Scene
Without sound, our creations would fall flat. The Q4 delivers audio nuance and quality that far surpass that of any other video camera. Its built-in X/Y microphone allows you to create stunning stereo recordings that cover a wide area while still capturing sound sources in the centre with clarity and definition.

Making Music
Aspire to Inspire
Use the Q4 to stream your performance, record on the road, or produce a high-quality demo, complete with video footage. Capture live concerts, auditions and band rehearsals with unique points of view. Create detailed video lessons — the Q4 is perfect for showing fingerings, bowings, and other playing techniques. Whatever your creative goal, the Q4 can help you achieve it.

Making Videos
Every Video Tells a Story
Tackle even the most challenging projects with ease, and let them live up to their full potential. Whatever the application — from YouTube video to indie film, music video to tutorial, video blog to streamed webcast — you can count on your Q4 to deliver powerful and evocative content.

Making News
Be in the Moment
The Q4’s ultra-compact size and portability make it ideal for conducting video interviews and capturing late-breaking news or documentary footage in the field. In addition, a wide range of compatible mounts makes it easy to shoot from any angle, giving your broadcasts a creative edge that other cameras simply cannot deliver.


- High-quality wide angle lens with selectable viewing angles
- Removable full-color LCD
- Built-in stereo X/Y microphone
- Records directly to SDXC cards (up to 128GB)
- Supports WVGA and HD (high-definition) video formats up to 1080 x 1920 pixels, with frame rates of 30 / 60 fps
- Supports AAC and WAV audio formats up to 24-bit/96k
- Flip screen function
- Three imaging sense options (AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT) for use in all lighting environments
- Mic/Line-level input for connection to external microphones, portable recorders and personal music players
- Three-position MIC GAIN switch with Auto-Gain control (CONCERT/MEETING/SOLO) and Peak LED
- Supplied hairy windscreen and low-cut filter for the elimination of low-frequency noise and rumble
- Built-in speaker for fast monitoring
- Line-level/headphone output with dedicated volume control
- HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs, selectable between NTSC and PAL
- USB interface for live streaming and data transfer to and from computer editing software
- Compatible with USTREAM Producer, Flash live Media Encorder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications
- USB mic function for use with external devices such as computers and iPads (with Apple Camera Connection Kit)
- SDXC card reader function
- Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (chargeable via USB or optional AC adapter)
- Battery life of more than 2 hours
- Standard tripod mount
- Compatible with all three-prong action camera mounts
- Optional guitar head mount, mic stand mount, and water resistant jacket

Here’s what comes included with the Q4:
- Removable LCD Panel
- USB cable
- Rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery (BT-02)
- Hairy windscreen
- Hairy windscreen attachment screw
- User guide

Optional Accessories:
- AC adapter (Zoom AD-17)
- Guitar head mount (GHM-4)
- Mic stand mount (MSM-4)
- Water resistant jacket (WRJ-4)


- Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 128 GB)
- Image sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor
- Lens: Fixed focal point (55cm – ∞), F2.8, focal distance about 22 mm (35 mm equivalent)
- Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
- Video resolutions: HD 1080p/30fps, HD 720p/60fps, HD 720p/30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps
- Audio formats: WAV (16/24-bit quantisation, 44.1/48/96kHz sampling frequency
  - AAC (64 – 320kbps bit rate, 48kHz sampling frequency)
- Image functions: Angle of view adjustment, Scene selection (Auto/Concert Lighting/Night)
- Display: 2.0" full-color LCD (detachable)
- Built-in speaker: 400mW 8Ω mono speaker
- Built-in mic: X/Y stereo format (120°)
- Maximum sound pressure input: 130 dB SPL
- Input gain: +7db – +47dB
- Input connector: Combined line/mic stereo mini jack(can supply plug-in power)
- Input gain: +0db – +26dB
- Output connector: Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack
  - Type D micro HDMI
  - USB Mini B type

- Operation as mass storage: Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
- Operation as audio interface: Class: USB 1.0 Full Speed
- Operation as webcam: WVGA/720p video size, 48kHz 16-bit audio
  Note: Operation as audio interface and mass storage supported with iPad
  Note: USB bus power supported
- Power supply: Lithium ion battery (BT-02)
  DC 4.2V maximum voltage,
  DC 3.7V nominal voltage,
  1050mAh capacity

Battery recharging times:
- USB: About 3 hours
- AC adapter: About 2 hours 15 minutesBattery operation time: 3 hours (when recording 720p/30fps
- AC adapter: ZOOM AD-17, sold separately: DC 5V/1A
- Dimensions: Recorder: 106.4 (W) × 57.8 (H) × 30.4 (D) mm    (with X/Y mic stored)
  LCD unit: 40.1 (W) × 48.4 (H) × 73.6 (D) mm
- Weight: Recorder: 167 g (without battery)
  - LCD unit: 51 g