By technical editor Matt Allard:
Zoom were showing off their recently released Q8 HD video camera with for track audio recording. The Q8 offers a large full-color LCD touchscreen, along with a wealth of advanced features. Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs allow the connection of external microphones and line-level sources, and a built-in speaker and stereo Headphone/Line Out jack provide audio monitoring; there’s even an HDMI output for video monitoring.
The Zoom Q8 is aimed primarily at musicians, educators and bloggers, but some initial users have been putting it on top of DSLRs to capture higher quality audio while retaining a second camera angle.
This from Zoom:
Its high-quality 160-degree wide-angle lens and flexible mounting options mean that you can shoot high-def video anywhere you go. Plus, there’s a USB output that allows the Q8 to be interconnected with your computer so you can use it with your favorite streaming or editing software.
The Zoom Q8 retails for $399 US