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.