Zoom has released the Q2n-4K.
As the model name suggests this popular device now records video in 4K resolution.
Some other features have also been improved, some listed below.
- 150° wide-angle lens (f2.8/15.2 mm)
- 12 ‘Scene’ options for use in different lighting environments, including ‘Auto’ setting that intelligently adapts to your environment
- Built-in X/Y stereo microphones capable of handling sound levels up to 120 dB SPL
- Can be used as standalone audio recorder with data saved in WAV format up to 24-bit/96 kHz
- 5 field of view (FOV) settings
- Records directly to microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards up to 256 GB for extended recording times
- Support for three HD video modes: 720p, 1080p and 4K
- Video bitrates up to 76 Mbps for improved image quality
- Frame rates: 4K/30fps, 4K/25fps, 4K/24fps, 1080p/60fps, 1080p/50fps, 1080p/30fps, 1080p/25fps, 1080p/24fps, 720p/30fps, 720p/25fps
- Compatible with OBS Open Broadcaster Software, Skype and other popular streaming applications
- USB mic function (with low-latency direct monitoring) when used with computers and iOS devices (Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required for use with iOS devices)
As usual you can expect a great audio sound recording, with video still being pretty good but not great unless you have very good lighting.
Very useful is the ability to use the Q2n-4K as a streaming device. I don’t think there’s a simpler way of recording and uploading or streaming music than a a Zoom Q2.
On problem is that it does chew though batteries very quickly.
At 1080/30 two AAA alkaline batteries will last about 70 minutes. But at 4K/30 you only get 30mins.
That not even enough to record a set which normally is 40-50mins.
Ni-MH batteries will go to 60mins and expensive Lithium type will get 60mins.
Fortunately it can be powered by a standard usb power supply, not included.
Another great tool for musicians by Zoom.
Check out the Zoom Q2n-4k