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Zoom Telephonics Q8 Handy Video Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Zoom Telephonics Q8 Handy Video Recorder. 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 are impressed by the price and portability. The durability and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Zoom Telephonics Q8 Handy Video Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Bing Bing (bhphotovideo.com)

Nice Audio ! Horrific Video quality in lowlight conditions

 

I love the audio quality, but the video quality is horrific in low light conditions. Video quality is not bad if the room is well lit, or if your recording outdoors during daylight hours

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Frank (bhphotovideo.com)

Not suitable for Live Streaming or Webcam & USB Mic

 

While the Q8 is probably good for making "decent" home videos of you favorite band at a club, it is not suitable for much else. The on-board audio mixer is great and partly the reason we purchased this camera, for live music streaming. However, a few...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Audio Pro (bhphotovideo.com)

I would buy this product again and again

 

Excellent Product especially having a good quality sound recording along with the HD Video is a great experience.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Juanman (bhphotovideo.com)

Very poor video

 

This is basically a good mike with video for reference. For the price it should have a much better lens and image processing. It is atrocious in low light and the lens is a wide angle with huge distortions on the edges. Very disappointed.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: music gal (bhphotovideo.com)

Buy this camera

 

* Great sound quality.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: MT Vessel (bhphotovideo.com)

Some good - some bad

 

Limited "zoom" function has 5 zones, not a smooth transition. On no zoom, the image distorts slightly around edges (fish eye)and is more pronounced than at close zoom. Audio quality is superb, and probably better than any cam in its class/ price range....

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Nathaniel (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Audio | Terrible Video

 

This product is excellent as an audio recorder, but the video looks terrible. It has very little dynamic range which makes it very difficult to color grade and the out of camera image looks pretty sad. The curve on the wide angle lens is unacceptable....

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Stick (bhphotovideo.com)

Great audio, "meh" video.

 

Great for recording audio... If your more than 10ft away from target forget video. Lens is simply too wide.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Nick (bhphotovideo.com)

Good audio but JUNK VIDEO!

 

It is a great little audio recorder but the video quality is bad! If you have anything better than a cell phone to record video it will do better than this. I us an Samsung NX1 and 2 Sony action cams(FDR-X1000V). The Zoom does a better job with audio....

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Golf Smarter podcast (bhphotovideo.com)

Podcaster's dream. Great audio - Good video

 

I've used a Zoom H4 audio recorder for years (have a couple of them). It's durable, dependable and most importantly is one of the few portable digital recorders that offers XLR inputs for better quality mics. It's that reason I was so excited about the...

Jul, 2015
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