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Zoom Q4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Zoom Q4. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. Views about the viewfinder and reliability are different. There are some negative views about the durability and image quality.

usability, zoom, portability, price, size

image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Zoom Q4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Zoom Q4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Zoom Q4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the durability and usability.

price, portability

usability, durability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zoom Q4 Handy Video RecorderZoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zoom Q4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Zoom Q4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the memory and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the viewfinder. There are some negative comments about the reliability and durability.

usability, portability, price, size, memory

image quality, durability, reliability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zoom Q4 Handy HD Video RecorderZoom Q4 Handy HD Video Recorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Ralph (bhphotovideo.com)

Solid Audio

 

So far, I've found the Zoom Q4 to be suitable, but not entirely what I expected. For starters, it is much smaller than it seems pictured online. Also, while the video quality is advertised as HD 1080p I have felt like it leaves something to be desired....

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Hambone bailey (bhphotovideo.com)

Q4 handy video by Zoom

 

I am a Musician ,playing 52 years. I wanted something to review my performances ,so that i may improve them .Looking at all products available ,I thought that this would be good enough for my application. That being said , I was not prepared for the...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: RICH (bhphotovideo.com)

GREAT BACK UP FOR MEETINGS

 

AUDIO GREAT.GOV MEETING.PICKS UP THE SOFT SPOKEN

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Corey (bhphotovideo.com)

Terrible camcorder

 

I have a Panasonic HX-DC3 which I love and I wanted a replacement but with better sound. Q4 video is much worse than the Panasonic, the picture inside always has a fuzzy haze over it. The highest quality level sound requires its own codec that I cannot...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: TAB (bhphotovideo.com)

very small and lightweight

 

This is my first video camera so it is easy to understand. It's very small so it is easy to take anywhere. Very good sound.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Aliki (bhphotovideo.com)

Handy indeed

 

Very compact and yet delivers big results. Great audio and video quality, easy to navigate. Overall a great product for what I use it for. If you're looking for great zoom features though, this isn't your camera.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: John (bhphotovideo.com)

Cheap and good for kids, miss a zoom option though

 

Video and sound quality and solid for the price point. In hindsight I'm not sure why a zoom function wasn't included. Ironic with the company name.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: RK (bhphotovideo.com)

OK

 

This camera did not suit my purposes. The screen is too small and the menus sparse and confusing. The articulated microphone is great and works really well but the video quality suffers. Will not work while plugged in so you are stuck with the charge...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Just a simple pro musician and AV tech (bhphotovideo.com)

good product and price for simple jobs

 

I am a Professional AV tech. I work with Panasonic P2s, Sony X3 and X1 and sim. equip. I purchased for my church to record services to post. With a simple video editing prog, it works well for that purpose. Small, 3hrs battery life, good video quality...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Jazzfan (bhphotovideo.com)

Zoom Q4 is a Great Product

 

I purchased the Zoom Q4 as an upgrade of the Q3, which I have owned for the past two years. It is used primarily to record gigs and practice sessions of my son's heavy metal rock band. The Q4 provides outstanding audio recordings of the band playing at...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, WAV
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1050
Battery life (max):3
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BT-02
Battery voltage:4.2

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
GPS (satellite): No

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08

Focusing

Normal focusing range:0.55 - ∞

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3

Lens System

Image stabilizer: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.2
Minimum aperture number:2.8

Light exposure

Scene modes:Night

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Charging indicator: Yes
Sample frequencies:44.1, 48, 96kHz
User guide: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.04
Height :5.78
Weight:167
Width:10.6