The Q2n mobile phone video recorder from Zoom, which is especially aimed at the music scene, has been updated and is now 4K-capable. Band sessions etc. can now be recorded in high resolution in UHD/4k with up to 30p and 76 Mbps. The Q2n-4K can also be used as a webcam to stream live performances on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and other services (max. 720 p).
The camera module has other components than its predecessor, namely a slightly larger 1/2.3" CMOS with significantly more pixels than before, 16MP instead of 3. The F 2.8 lens has a picture angle of 150°. The image detail can be reduced in five steps to an ever tighter setting (probably electronically, i.e. by image cropping). The exposure is controlled automatically, only various presets can be selected. The sound, on the other hand, can be adjusted manually.
The audio section doesn´t seem to have changed much - the sound is recorded via a 120° XY stereo microphone with a maximum sound pressure tolerance of 120 dB SPL and an input gain of up to +39 dB. Optionally also pure without accompanying video image, then in up to 96 kHz/24-bit in WAV. A stereo mini jack socket is also available, as well as a combined stereo mini jack socket for headphones/line and HDMI micro type D.
The Q2n-4K weighs 124 g and runs on AA batteries, an alternative power supply is possible via a separate mains adapter, an additional battery carrier BCQ-2n or via USB. The recording is done on MicroSD. A 1.77" colour LCD (160 x 128) on the back shows parameters and a preview image. The audio/video recorder will be available from November for 249 euros.