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
Input and output Inputs MIC/LINE (mono) 2
channels Outputs LINE OUT 1
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
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