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Zoom Q2HD Camcorder

5MP 1/3 85.4g Dec 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Average expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Quickly drains battery

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This video camera has an average expert rating of 75% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and hifitest.de.

Zoom Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Zoom is one of the better rated camcorder brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all camcorders. 76% of those that bought a Zoom camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use. Pcmag.com scored the product 6 stars and mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder ($199 list) stands apart” in their Zoom Q2HD review.

Robust

One person who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Gizmodo.com said five years ago “The gear is solid”.


Video

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The Zoom Q2HD has a fairly fast maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 41fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Zoom Q2HD is Full HD, as are most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Good Quality Lens

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au gave this camcorder a score of 4 stars and wrote five years ago “Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment — not the best in the industry.” in their Zoom Q2HD review.


Storage

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 130GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Zoom Q2HD has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available including the Canon Legria HF S30 which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Zoom Q2HD has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Zoom Q2HD does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera which support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also support HDMI including the Samsung F90BN ($245.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Battery

Two Batteries Supported

The Zoom Q2HD has more batteries supported than most of the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder. This camcorder is a two battery supported camcorder compared to most of the camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder which only have one battery supported.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The average weight of camcorders of this spec and age is 400g, and the weights range from 50g to 3.3kg. With a weight of only 85.4 grams, the Zoom Q2HD is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the easypix Challenge Action (76g), or the Midland XTC-200 ($85.99) (93g).

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Power

Quickly Drains Battery

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Beatweek.com wrote “Quickly drains battery”.


Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Zoom Q2HD has a fairly small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder. The average optical zoom of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 23x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The Zoom Q2HD has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera. The smallest display diagonal of video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder is 1.5" and the largest is 4".

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-PJ240 (2.7").

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Zoom released the Q2HD.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3.2" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zoom q2hdwwhite
Barcodes 04515260010639, 04515260010660, 04515260011186, 04515260011278, 04515260011285

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