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Offline cajuntaper

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Anyone use a Zoom Q2n-4k?
« on: February 27, 2024, 10:39:57 AM »
Looking at getting one of these. Anyone have any experience with them?

https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/video-recorders/video-recorders/q2n-4k-handy-video-recorder/


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Re: Anyone use a Zoom Q2n-4k?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2024, 12:57:25 PM »
Depends on what you want to use it for. I have one and a couple of the earlier 1080p versions that I use for shooting my own band. They are very widescreen so need to be pretty close, and then probably not best spot for audio. So best application would be for something like guitar singer songwriter. Audio is decent enough for built-in mics and video quality is yeah, decent enough. I also have a couple of old GoPro Hero4 silver that shoot 2.7K I got off eBay for $50-80 and the video is pretty comparable. Almost all the time I record my own band I have separate audio, but if it's smaller gig or I don't feel like setting up so much gear I'll just use a couple of the Q2 either side and use that for the audio.


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Re: Anyone use a Zoom Q2n-4k?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2024, 01:06:27 PM »
Thanks for the input.   :cheers:

Good to know about the wide angle. I probably wouldn't be using it up close in too many situations, so I'm definitely going to rethink this now. But I see that this model has 5 different field of view settings, and it looks like it has a tele option. I appreciate the info!
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Re: Anyone use a Zoom Q2n-4k?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2024, 03:58:37 PM »
Thanks for the input.   :cheers:

Good to know about the wide angle. I probably wouldn't be using it up close in too many situations, so I'm definitely going to rethink this now. But I see that this model has 5 different field of view settings, and it looks like it has a tele option. I appreciate the info!
There are different fields of view, but it is just a digital zoom so you lose resolution.
DPA4061 HEB -> R-09 / AT943 -> CA-UGLY -> R-09
AKG CK63 -> nBob actives -> Baby NBox -> R-09/DR2d
AKG CK63 -> AKG C460B -> Zoom F8/DR-680MKII
Line Audio CM4/Superlux S502/Samson C02/iSK Little Gem/Sennheiser E609/Shure SM57 -> Zoom F8/DR-680MKII (multitracked band recordings)

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Re: Anyone use a Zoom Q2n-4k?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2024, 09:02:01 PM »
i got one and i returned it
battery life was very short
and video quality not so good
and i needed zoom and digital zoom looked pixeled

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Re: Anyone use a Zoom Q2n-4k?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2024, 01:09:35 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, y'all! It's very useful and I appreciate it.

 

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