Designed for content creators of all kinds, the Zoom Q4n Handy Recorder is a versatile tool that can be used to record both HD video and high-quality audio. Record Full HD or 2.3K video through the recorder’s f/2.0 wide-angle lens and capture an immersive viewing experience accompanied by 24-bit / 96 kHz audio. Ten different pre-sets help compensate for a variety of different lighting scenarios giving you the ability to take great footage no matter where you are. The 120° stereo microphones can be set up in A/B or X/Y configurations for flexible audio recording options. A 1/4-inch thread on the base of the unit makes it easy to mount on tripods and other support accessories, like action camera mount systems, and guitar clamps, giving you plenty of ways to capture incredible content.

Capture More with a Wide-Angle Lens

The Q4n Handy Recorder has a 160° wide angle lens to capture more of the scene whether you’re in the studio or on stage. Its fast f2.0 aperture offers excellent lowlight performance, great for concert and club lighting. A 5-step digital zoom feature lets you pull your focus in to a narrower field of view for times when tighter, more dramatic framing is needed.

Full HD and 2.3K Video Recording

Choose from full HD or 2.3K video recording, both at up to 30 fps. The higher 2304 x 1296 resolution is perfect when you need to crop in or reframe a shot while editing. A variety of file formats lets you customise how you record. Shoot in lower resolution WVGA formats for smaller files and quicker uploads, better for instant sharing uploads and v-logging with reduced post processing time.

High-Quality Stereo Sound

The built in pop-up microphones capture superb 24-bit/96 kHz audio and can switch from A/B to X/Y stereo recording. This lets you customise how the Q4n captures sound based on the environment you’re in. Use A/B for ambient recording, like meetings or lectures, or go with X/Y for musical performances, interviews, and video blogs.

Audio-Only Recording Option

Record audio and video together, or use the audio-only option to save tracks in uncompressed WAV or compressed AAC formats. The Zoom Q4n comes with a windscreen for outdoor use and a low cut filter that eliminates low frequency noise.

Rotating 2-Inch Touchscreen and One-Button Recording

An LCD touchscreen provides intuitive control and navigation of the Q4n’s settings and menus. The screen also rotates, allowing you to see what you’re recording from almost any angle. A self-timer and one-button operation make it easy for solo users, even when recorder is mounted.

Webcam Functionality

Connect the Qn4 to a computer with the included USB cable and it can be used as a high quality webcam that simultaneously streams 720p video and 16-bit/48 kHz audio. The versatile recorder is compatible with streaming applications like USTREAM Producer, Flash Live Media Encoder and Skype; it can even be used as a USB microphone for your computer.

Lighting Pre-Sets and Connectivity

Ten different pre-sets give you flexibility in almost any location, designed to help compensate for lowlight environments, like concert halls, music clubs, or even just your living room. A micro-HDMI port connects the recorder to your HDTV so you can easily review footage. There’s also a headphone jack for better audio monitoring and 3.5mm mic input for external microphone use.

Long-Lasting Rechargeable Battery

The lightweight recorder is powered by a single, rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can provide up to 3 hours of runtime when shooting at 720p /30fps. The battery can be recharged by a USB cable connected to your computer or an optional AC adapter.

Versatile Mounting Options

The Zoom Q4n AV Recorder has a 1/4-inch thread that makes it easy to attach to tripods and other accessories. It includes a three-prong adapter that offers compatibility with action camera mount systems, like GoPro. You can even attach the Q4n to a guitar with the separately available GHM-1 Guitar Headstock Mount, giving you even more creative options and perspectives.

Recording media



(Class 10 or higher, up to 128 GB)

Image sensor

1/3-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor


Fixed focus (36 cm – 8)
F2.0, Focal distance approx. 16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent)
160° FOV

Video format

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)

Video resolutions

3M HD (2304×1296) / 30 fps / 24 Mbps
HD1080p / 30 fps / 24 Mbps
HD1080p / 30 fps / 16 Mbps
HD720p / 60 fps / 15 Mbps
HD720p / 30 fps / 8 Mbps
WVGA 60 fps / 8 Mbps
WVGA 30 fps / 5 Mbps

Audio formats

WAV (16-/24-bit quantization
44.1/48/96 kHz sampling frequency)
AAC (64–320 kbps bit rate
48 kHz sampling frequency)

Audio functions

Lo-Cut filter, Auto Gain

Image functions

Digital zoom (×0.75/×0.85/×1.00/×1.30/×1.50)

Scene selection

Auto / Concert Lighting / Night / Concert-Low Light / Dance Club / Jazz Club / Concert Hall / Rehearsal-Studio / Garage / Outdoor / Sunset


Off / 3sec / 5sec / 10sec


2.0- full-colour touchscreen LCD

Input: Mic


120° A/B and 120° X/Y stereo

Maximum sound pressure input

140 dB SPL

Input gain

-30 to +44 dB

Input: External Input

Input connector

Stereo mini jack

Input gain

–8 to +26 dB

Input impedance

2 k O or more
Supports plug-in power


Output connector

Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack

HDMI connector

Micro Type D

Built-in speaker

400 mW 8 O mono speaker

USB Operation: As Mass Storage


USB 2.0 High Speed

USB Operation: As Audio Interface


USB 2.0 Full Speed


44.1 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit

USB Operation: As Webcam

As Webcam

WVGA/720p video size
WVGA/720p video size

48 kHz / 16-bit audio


Note: Audio interface and mass storage operation with iPad is supported.

Note: USB bus power supported


Power supply

1,050mAh capacity Lithium-ion battery
DC 4.2V maximum voltage
DC 3.7V nominal voltage

AC adapter

Sold separately: DC 5V/1A

Recharging times

Using USB: Approx. 3 hours
Using ZOOM AD-17: Approx. 2 hours

Battery operation time

About 3 hours or more
(when recording 720p/30 fps video with LCD closed)

External dimensions

Main unit (mics stored): 119 × 51 × 62 mm
Main unit (mics extended): 119 × 39 × 86 mm


178.6 g with battery
155.9 g without battery

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
  • Zoom Q4n Handy AV Recorder
  • 3-Prong Action Camera Mount Adapter
  • USB to Mini-USB Cable
  • Windscreen
  • Lens Cover
  • Lens Hood
  • Strap

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Australian warranty

from Dynamic Music
(the sole authorised Australian Distributor)

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.