Zoom Q2n

by | Dec 16, 2016 | Hardware, Mics, VO Business | 1 comment

You know me, I’m a big Zoom electronic devices fan.  I own or have owned the H4, H4n, H6n audio recorders, and the Q8 video/audio recorder.  None of those models have give me any pause for regret.

Now:  the Zoom Q2n.  It lets you record hi-fidelity audio, and oh…it comes with a built-in camera too.  All the marketing materials for the Zoom Q2n are directed at musicians… but as voice-actors, we’re accustomed to this level of dismissive condescension, right?

It records 24-bit, 96kHz audio in .wav format with a 44.1 sampling rate, and promises distortion-free recording up to 120 decibels.  Like the Q8, it also can record an audio track separate from the video (mp4).  The mic is arranged on X/Y stereo configuration.

The Q2n takes an SD card up to 128GB, has stereo headphone mini jack, a physical gain control dial, an HDMI output, a nifty color display panel on the back, and a built-in speaker.  The Q2 also serves as a WebCam with a USB connection, and runs on 2 AA Batteries (AC adapter sold separately).  You can buy the Q2n at all the usual places (B&H, Amazon. Sweetwater) for around $150.

You know what?  That’s a sweet pkg. 

I’ll bet you can even get it delivered by Christmas.  Below, links to some recent reviews of the Q2n.

Digital Trends

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1 Comment

  1. Howard Ellison

    Zoom kit is good. Your post could avert some disappointments. Last Christmas my wife gave me a video camera. Knowing my priorities, she had found one of those rarities – a small cam that can record decent audio and not overload on a loud gig.
    But… horror… with my Canon Legria mini-X you have to stop if you wish to change from wide to closeup, from whole band to soloist, or back. Even my vintage Kodak V570 isn’t that dismissive of continuity. So, hrrrmph,‘Thankyou’ Canon.
    D’you know, it won’t even record audio-only.


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