Zoom F3 Field Recorder – Compact, Sturdy, Versatile and Clipping-Free!

Zoom got in touch with us to announce their new F3 Field Recorder.
The F3 is Zoom´s latest Field Recorder featuring 32-Bit Float Recording. The F3 allows you to adapt to your scene without having to set the gain or worry about clipping. Featuring dual A/D converters, up to 192 kHz sampling frequency and low-noise preamps found in our professional F-Series recorders, the F3 guarantees high-quality recordings in any setting or situation.

This video below provides a great introduction to the Zoom F3 capabilites and improvements over the previous Zoom field recorders.

The F3 is built with durable side bars, standard tripod mount and slide-resistant rubber feet and It’s sturdy metal casing and locking XLR connectors is designed for use in a variety of environments.

The F3 even displays the input signal as a waveform in real time on the display and if you are on a set, you can control the F3 from a distance via the F3 Control App* for iOS and Android and sync it via wireless Timecode** to your other gear.

You can also 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 24-bit float*/96 kHz resolution.

The new Zoom F3 is the perfect solution for worry-free audio recording in any kind of enviroment and application.

*Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter required
**Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter and UltraSync Blue device by Timecode Systems are required

Technical Specifications

  • Input and output Inputs MIC/LINE (mono) 2
  • channels Outputs LINE 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 150Ω input
  • Outputs LINE OUT Connector 1 stereo mini jack
  • Maximum output level +1 dBu
  • Output impedance 200 Ω
  • PHONE OUT Connector 1 stereo mini jack
  • Maximum output level 50 mW + 50 mW (into 32Ω load)
  • Output impedance 200 Ω
  • Recorder Maximum simultaneous 2
  • recording tracks
  • Maximum simultaneous 2
  • playback tracks
  • Recording format WAV
  • 44.1/48/88.2/96/192kHz, 32-bit float, mono/
  • stereo BWF and iXML Formats supported
  • Recording media 4–32GB cards compatible with the
  • microSDHC specification
  • 64GB–1TB cards compatible with the
  • microSDXC specification
  • Display LCD with backlight (96×64 resolution)
  • USB Connector USB-TYPE-C
  • *Please use a USB cable that supports data
  • transfer. Supports USB bus power operation
  • Audio interface operation USB 2.0 Full Speed 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz,
  • 24-bit 2-in/2-out
  • Mass storage operation USB 2.0 High Speed
  • REMOTE Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
  • Power 2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)
  • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5 V /

Price (estimated MSRP)
415,31 Euro incl. 19% VAT. (358,80,- GBP Incl 20% VAT)

Q2 2022

To learn more about the Zoom F3, please visit the official Zoom web page.

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