Six people thought it did not have a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com wrote three years ago “Not sharp, remote response slow, no zoom” however despite that they still gave this camcorder a score of 80 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Open powerdvd and click the truetheater effects icon to the right of the zoom button and select h” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Limited Zoom” in their review.
Five people agreed that it did not have a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com said “Focusing is a bit of a chore” although they gave the Zoom Q4 a score of 4 stars out of 5. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “The drone fades out while you watch movies as your focus shifts” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “I'm finding it difficult to get a happy medium between moviesmedia and regular computer output - the focus is pretty sensitive” in their review.
Three owners said in their reviews that the product did not have a good lens. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “No lens shift, remote is just too small, being so light you will have to make sure that your power cord”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Focusing the lens can be a bit difficult because it's not easy to turn the dial.” in their review.
One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “No image stabilization”.