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Zoom Q2HD Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 85.4g Dec 2013
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23 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and hifitest.de have rated this medium sensor size camcorder on average 75%.

Good Quality Lens

Several Zoom Q2HD reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Four years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com wrote “Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment—not the best in the industry.”.

Easy to Use

One Zoom Q2HD reviewer concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review of the Zoom Q2HD “The Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder ($199 list) stands apart”.

Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good battery life. Four years ago Beatweek.com wrote “Quickly drains battery” in their review.

Robust

One person reckoned that the product was well made. Expert website Gizmodo.com said in their review of the Zoom Q2HD four years ago “The gear is solid” .

Zoom Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Video cameras built by Zoom generally have good reviews.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Zoom Q2HD is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Zoom Q2HD has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Zoom Q2HD is 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Q2HD the worst optical sensor size is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Zoom Q2HD supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most video cameras of this age and type support an SDHC memory card. This Zoom camcorder also supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Q2HD.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Two Battery Slots

The Zoom Q2HD has more battery slots than most of the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Q2HD. This video camera is a two battery slot video camera compared to most of the medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago which only have one battery slot.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Zoom Q2HD has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AAC and PCM are also supported by this Zoom video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Zoom Q2HD has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Q2HD.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 800 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

Medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Q2HD have continuous video playback time of between 0.5h and 2h. At 2 hours, the Zoom Q2HD has a very long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Q2HD.

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Light

At only 85.4 grams, the Zoom Q2HD is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Q2HD. The weights of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Q2HD range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the easypix Challenge Action (76g).

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Small

The Zoom Q2HD is quite small (only 51 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Q2HD. Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q2HD the widths range from 17mm to 270mm, and the average width is 67mm.

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Very Small

At only 35 millimeters, the Zoom Q2HD is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. The smallest camcorder that is a similar age to the Q2HD is 17mm high and the biggest is 240mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Zoom Q2HD has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The optical zooms of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Q2HD range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

If this medium sensor size camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (10x and higher rated).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Q2HD have an image stabiliser, however the Zoom Q2HD does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Philips CAM150 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras of this age and type is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. The Zoom Q2HD has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

If this camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Zoom Q2HD does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Q2HD also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Panasonic HS900 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2 inches, the Zoom Q2HD has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Q2HD. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4", and the average screen size is 2.8".

If you would prefer a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240 (2.7").

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Q2HD, the Zoom Q2HD is not 3D compatible.

If you want a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Philips CAM150.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Q2HD do not have a night mode. The Zoom Q2HD is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a night mode which you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ330.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Q2HD, the Zoom Q2HD is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have a built-in projector. The Zoom Q2HD is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Zoom Q2HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Zoom released the Q2HD.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Zoom Q2HD has a fairly standard maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Canon Legria HF S30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

At 2 hours, the Zoom Q2HD has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 2h battery life video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips CAM150 is also worth considering.

If this video camera battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-MC2500E (4.75h and higher rated).

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Specification

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Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
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USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
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Expert Reviews

(6)

Beatweek.com

13 December 2012

The arrival of HD video recording on smartphones and on inexpensive handheld camcorders comes with the caveat that the accompanying audio recording is likely to be of far less quality if there?s... Read more…

Inexpensive
Clear and warm audio recording
Excellent stereo separation
Quickly drains battery
Small, low-resolution LCD
No image stabilization
18 October 2012

The Zoom Q2HD Hand Video Recorder delivers on its promise of excellent audio recording for an affordable price, but its video performance leaves something to be desired...

13 August 2012

Zoom products can deliver pro-quality audio at hobbyist prices. The gear is solid. That said, the video on this device is comparable to what an iPhone shoots ? but with a brief run time and an...

Gizmodo.in

10 August 2012

Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment?not the best in the industry, but generally a fantastic value. Now, with the Q2HD, the company has added video recording capability to a nice... Read more…

9 August 2012

Zoom products can deliver pro-quality audio at hobbyist prices. The gear is solid. That said, the video on this device is comparable to what an iPhone shoots?but with a brief run time and an...

19 October 2012

Das Zoom Q2HD ist ein hervorragendes Tonaufzeichnungsgerät, das ganz nebenbei auch ordentliche Videos in Full- HD-Qualität aufzeichnen kann. Allein die variablen Einsatzmöglichkeiten und die...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zoom q2, zoom q2h, zoom q2hd, zoom q2hdw, zoom q2hdww, zoom q2hdwwh, zoom q2hdwwhi, zoom q2hdwwhit, zoom q2hdwwhite
Barcodes 04515260010660, 04515260011186, 04515260011285

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