At NAMM Zoom announced the all-new Zoom F1, a versatile field recorder especially designed for DSLR and video camera applications.
The F1 is available in two different configurations, F1-SP and F1-LP.
The F1-SP comes with the SGH-6 Shotgun Mic known for capturing pro-quality, hyper-directional sound, and its aluminum body makes it extremely lightweight.
The F1-LP Field Recorder + Lavalier Mic completes your video’s story by providing outstanding audio no matter where your production takes you.
Combined with the F1, you can record high-resolution audio up to 24 bit/96 kHz, providing high-impact audio for any video production. Connect the F1 to the included shock mount and attach it to your camera. Then connect the F1’s audio output to your camera’s input using the included 3.5mm stereo cable and you’re ready to record.
While recording to your camera, the F1 can also record to a microSD card, providing a stereo audio file which can be edited in post-production. Monitor your levels, battery life, lo-cut settings and more with the F1’s newly designed monochromatic display, ensuring visibility even in bright sunlight. One-touch buttons make record levels, limiter settings, and volume output easily accessible.
The SMF-1 shock mount was engineered to eliminate unwanted thumping sounds caused by vibrations when shooting on the move.
At a glance, the F1 looks like a well-though-out device, with plenty of nice touches.
With its minimal profile, the F1 attaches neatly on belts, waistbands, or slipped into a pocket so the recorder can be easily concealed. Also, the F1’s one-touch buttons gives you easy access to record levels, limiter control, lo-cut filter and volume output. Its newly designed monochromatic LCD display ensures visibility even in bright sunlight.
Zoom added also convenient features such as auto-lock (to prevent users from accidentally hitting buttons while recording), an onboard limiter and a tone generator and sound markers (to assist in setting proper levels and aligning audio and video).
The F1 can be powered using two AAA batteries (included) or with the optional AD-17 power adapter. Users can transfer recordings to a computer in card reader mode or record directly to the computer or iPad using the F1 in USB audio interface mode.
If you need more mic options for recording, the F1 is compatible with all of Zoom’s interchangeable mic capsules.
Price and Availability
$/€ 249. Also available from Amazon.
$/€ 199. Also available from Amazon.
The product is already available in some countries. For further info and specifications, please visit the Zoom website.