Zoom F3 2-input Field Recorder

Sale price$349.99


Zoom F3
The Small and Mighty Field Recorder

Small Design, Big Sound
With 32-bit float recording, the F3 effortlessly captures the quietest raindrops and the loudest explosions. Its small footprint allows for this recorder to be placed anywhere, as you capture and monitor up to 192 kHz of high-quality audio.

F3 Features
  • 2-channel / 2-track field audio recorder
  • Featuring 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters for full dynamic range and clip-free audio capture
  • 2 discrete inputs with locking XLR connectors
    Input signals can be monitored with realtime waveform display on LCD
  • Compact and Durable (can be attached to boom mic with velcro)
  • High quality mic preamps provide a super-low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN)
  • Record up to 192 kHz sampling/32-bit float WAV format, mono or stereo files
  • Stereo ⅛" Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated Volume control
  • Records directly to microSDHC and microSDXC cards up to 1 TB
  • Wireless iOS/Android remote control available through optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter
  • Use as 2-in/2-out USB audio interface (up to 32-bit float/96 kHz)
  • Over 8 hours of operation with two AA alkaline batteries
  • Runs on only 2 standard AA batteries or AC adapter (AD-17) or USB battery pack
  • Wireless timecode synchronization (*Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter and UltraSync Blue device by Timecode Systems are required.)

  • Input and output channels
    INPUTS MIC/LINE (mono): 2
    PHONE OUT: 1
  • Inputs
    MIC/LINE (MONO) Connectors: 2 XLR (2: HOT)
    Input gain: Adjustment unnecessary (dual AD converter circuits used)
    Input impedance: MIC: 3 kΩ or more
    LINE: 3 kΩ or more
    Maximum input level: MIC: +4 dBu
    LINE: +24 dBu
    Phantom power: +24/48 V
    Combined channel total of 10 mA or less
    Equivalent input noise: −127 dBu or less (IHF-A) when waveform magnification is ×1024 with 150 Ω input
  • Outputs
    LINE OUT Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
    Maximum output level: +1 dBu
    Output impedance: 100 Ω or less
    PHONE OUT Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
    Maximum output level: 50 mW + 50 mW (into 32 Ω load)
    Output impedance: 15 Ω or less
  • Recorder
    Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
    Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 2
    Recording format: WAV
    44.1/48/ 88.2/96/192 kHz,
    32-bit float mono/stereo
    BWF and iXML formats supported
    Recording media: 4 – 32 GB cards compatible with the microSDHC specification
    64 GB – 1 TB cards compatible with the microSDXC specification
  • Display
    LCD with backlight (96×64 resolution)
  • USB
    Connector: USB Type-C
    • Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is supported.
    Audio interface operation: USB2.0 High Speed
    44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 24-bit linear/32-bit float
    • 32-bit float format is supported for firmware version 2.0 or later.
    Mass storage operation: USB 2.0 High Speed
    Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
    2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)
    AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5 V/1 A
    • USB bus power is supported.
    ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS OPERATION TIME USING BATTERIES 48 kHz/32-bit float, 2ch recording to microSDHC card Alkaline batteries: about 8 hours NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 8.5 hours Lithium batteries: about 18 hours
    • THE VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE. (without headphones, PHANTOM off, LCD Backlight off) Alkaline batteries: about 2 hours
    • CONTINUOUS BATTERY OPERATION TIMES WERE DETERMINED USING IN-HOUSE TESTING METHODS. 48 kHz/32-bit float, 2ch recording to microSDHC card NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3 hours
    THEY WILL VARY GREATLY ACCORDING TO USE CONDITIONS. (headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM at 48 V (5 mA), LCD Backlight off) Lithium batteries: about 7.5 hours
    POWER CONSUMPTION: 5 W maximum
    DIMENSIONS: 75.0 mm (W) × 77.3 mm (D) × 47.8 mm (H)
    WEIGHT: (including batteries) 242 g
    NOTE: 0 DBU = 0.775 VRMS
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