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Zoom Q4n Camcorder

$249.99
3MP 1/3 178.6g Feb 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Very fast maximum frame rate
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Reviews

Good Brand

Zoom small total megapixels camcorders have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Zoom is one of the superior manufacturers. 76% of those that bought a Zoom camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Zoom Q4n features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

The Zoom Q4n has a fairly standard battery life (max) (3 hours) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Zoom Q4n has a relatively average video recording time (3 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

If you want a longer video recording time then you might also want to consider the Canon C100 ($672.41) (4.58h) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Still Image

Only 2304 X 1296 Pixels Image Resolution

The Zoom Q4n has a maximum maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 67% less maximum image resolution than a 4032 x 2272 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

A 2304 x 1296 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst maximum image resolution across all video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

A 6048 x 3400 pixels maximum image resolution is the best maximum image resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder, the Zoom Q4n does not have a built-in flash.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Zoom Q4n has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Zoom Q4n has a quite small display diagonal (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than a year. The average display diagonal of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera is 2.9".

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the HC-V180EB-K (2.7"), or the HC-V380EB-K (3") both from Panasonic which is also cheaper.

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Lens System

Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Zoom Q4n supports wide angle lens system, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera range from 1.5x to 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 950x. The digital zoom of the Zoom Q4n of only 1.5 times zoom factor is one of the smallest amongst small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

If this Zoom video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HC-V180EB-K (500x and cheaper), or the HC-V380EB-K (3,000x and cheaper) both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HFR706 (1,140x and cheaper).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 16mm to 1,900mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 16.6 millimeters, the Zoom Q4n has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Video

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder have maximum frame rates of between 35fps and 60fps. When compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera that we have checked, the Zoom Q4n's maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the fastest.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Zoom Q4n is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than a year also are Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HC-V380EB-K which is cheaper; or the Sony HDR-CX450 ($393.40) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Bushnell BN119740.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The Zoom Q4n has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution (only 24 megabits per second) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera is 24 Mbit/s, the biggest is 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 35 Mbit/s.

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Packaging Content

Has a Tripod Included

The Zoom Q4n has a tripod included. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than a year ago also have a tripod included.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Zoom Q4n has a wind filter. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Zoom Q4n has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Zoom Q4n has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Zoom Q4n is tripod mountable, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 178.6 grams, the Zoom Q4n is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder. The average weight of small total megapixels camcorders that were released one year ago is 460g.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Zoom Q4n supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX450 ($393.40) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-V380EB-K which is cheaper.

There are a number of other video cameras which also support HDMI which you might want to look at including the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99).

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Zoom Q4n has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Zoom Q4n has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Storage

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB. When compared to other camcorders of this type and age that we have checked, the maximum memory card size of the Zoom Q4n of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zoom 900000225503, zoom 100270217, zoom zoomq4n, zoom 378570
Barcodes 00000100270217, 04515260015757

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Panasonic HC-V180 vs Zoom Q4n

Panasonic HC-V180 vs Zoom Q4n
Panasonic HC-V180 Zoom Q4n
$ 224.95 $249.99
$25 Cheaper
498.5x Bigger Digital Zoom
Vastly Longer Maximum Focal Length
890mAh Higher Battery Capacity
Significantly Shorter Battery Life
20% Smaller Sensor Size

Panasonic HC-V380 vs Zoom Q4n

Panasonic HC-V380 vs Zoom Q4n
Panasonic HC-V380 Zoom Q4n
$ 327.99 $249.99
Vastly Bigger Digital Zoom
Longer Maximum Focal Length
890mAh Higher Battery Capacity
39% Smaller
$78 More Expensive
1.75h Shorter Battery Life

Zoom Q8 vs Zoom Q4n

Zoom Q8 vs Zoom Q4n
Zoom Q8 Zoom Q4n
$ 290.00 $249.99
Vastly Bigger Digital Zoom
Hugely Longer Maximum Focal Length
A Lot Higher Battery Capacity
Larger Screen Size
$40 More Expensive
81.4g Heavier
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