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Zoom F3 2-Track Portable Field Recorder

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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.


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What's In The Box?

  • Zoom F3 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • 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.

    When you’re working in the field or on set, sound levels can fluctuate often and quickly. The F3 allows you to adapt to your scene without having to set the gain or worry about clipping. In post, you’ll be able to work with your capture, regardless of extremely low or high levels. Featuring the dual A/D converters and low-noise preamps found in our professional F-Series recorders, the F3 guarantees high-quality recordings in any setting or situation.

    The F3 is built with durable side bars, standard tripod mount and slide-resistant rubber feet ensuring that you can mount it on your gear or hide it in any scene. It’s sturdy metal casing and locking XLR connectors is designed for use in a variety of environments. Monitor your recordings with seamless accuracy as the F3 displays your audio as real-time waveforms. The headphone output allows you to keep an ear on your recordings, plus a line output enables you to go to your camera or other gear.

    The F3 is well-equipped for long location shoots or remote fieldwork, with a variety of power options and massive storage. With two alkaline AA batteries, take advantage of over eight hours of battery life. Set yourself up for an unlimited charge via the AD-17 AC adaptor or USB power supply. Use a micro SD card up to 1TB to record over 180 hours of audio at the highest possible sample rate/bit-depth.

    Versatile control options give your production more flexibility than ever. Stay out of the shot and record from a distance of up to 30-feet (10m) using the F3 control app for iOS and Android (F3 control app for Android available Spring 2022). BTA-1 Bluetooth adaptor sold separately. Connect your F3 to a computer or iOS device via USB as an audio interface and record or stream up to two channels in crystal-clear 32-bit float/96 kHz resolution. The loopback function allows you to combine your computer’s audio with the F3 inputs to complete the sound for your stream.

    Key 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 1/8" 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 adaptor (*Android version to be released in 2022)
    • 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 adaptor (AD-17) or USB battery pack
    • Wireless timecode synchronisation (*Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adaptor and UltraSync Blue device by Timecode Systems are required.)
    • Includes F3 Field Recorder, AA Batteries (x2), Quick Tour
    Portable Recorder
    Form Factor Handheld Recorder
    Primary Use Applications Audio-for-Video
    Number of Tracks 2
    Number of Input Channels 2
    Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz / 32-Bit
    Microphone None
    Number of Microphone Preamps 2 Preamps
    Built-In Speaker No
    Memory Card Support microSDHC (4 GB to 32 GB)
    microSDXC (64 GB to 1 TB)
    Internal Storage None
    Special Features Remote Control Capable (Remote Available Separately)
    Audio File Formats BWF, iXML
    Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
    Bit Depth 32-Bit
    Signal Processing & FX None
    Timecode Support Yes
    Included Software None
    Analog I/O 2 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
    Digital I/O None
    Phantom Power +24 / 48 V, Selectable On/Off
    Phantom Power Current 10 mA per Channel
    System Connection 1 x USB-C (2.0)
    Audio Interface Capability Stereo Only
    Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
    +4 dBu
    Line Inputs:
    +24 dBu
    Max Output Level Line Outputs:
    +1 dBu
    Headphone Output Power 50 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    Impedance Mic/Line Inputs:
    ≥3 Kilohms
    Line Outputs:
    ≤100 Ohms
    Headphone Outputs:
    ≤15 Ohms
    EIN ≤-127 dBu
    Power Options Battery, USB Bus Power, or AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 2 x AA (Not Included)
    Approximate Battery Life 48 kHz/32-Bit:
    8 Hours (AA Alkaline, 2 Channels, Recording)
    8.5 Hours (AA NiMH, 2 Channels, Recording)
    18 Hours (AA Lithium, 2 Channels, Recording)
    AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
    Included Accessories None
    Mounting Options None
    Dimensions 3 x 1.9 x 3" / 75 x 47.8 x 77.3 mm
    Weight 8.5 oz / 242 g (with Batteries)