Zoom F3 MultiTrack Handheld Field Recorder with 32-Bit Float Technology

MFR: ZF3
SKU: ZF3-ZOOM
$349.99




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Zoom F3 MultiTrack Handheld Field Recorder with 32-Bit Float Technology

  • Zoom F3 MultiTrack Handheld Field Recorder with 32-Bit Float Technology
  • F3 Field Recorder
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Quick Tour
  • Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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Zoom F3 MultiTrack Handheld Field Recorder with 32-Bit Float Technology

With a 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.

Focus On The Scene

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 the post, you’ll be able to work with your capture, regardless of extremely low or high levels.

Award-Winning Audio

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.

Battle Tested

The F3 is built with durable sidebars, a standard tripod mount, and slide-resistant rubber feet ensuring that you can mount it on your gear or hide it in any scene. Its sturdy metal casing and locking XLR connectors are designed for use in a variety of environments.

WAV Watching

Monitor your recordings with seamless accuracy as the F3 displays your audio as real-time waveforms.

Record and Listen

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.

30-Feet Of Control

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.

Audio Interface and Streaming

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/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.

Zoom F3 MultiTrack Handheld Field Recorder


Input and Output Channels

  • Inputs:
    • MIC/LINE (mono): 2
  • 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 k-Ohm or more
      • LINE: 3 k-Ohm 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 x1024 with 150 -Ohm input

Outputs

  • Line out:
    • Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
    • Maximum output level: +1 dBu
    • Output impedance: 100 -Ohm or less
  • Phone out:
    • Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
    • Maximum output level: 50 mW + 50 mW (into 32 -Ohm load)
    • Output impedance: 15 Ohms 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
    • 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/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 32-Ohm load, PHANTOM at 48 V (5 mA), LCD Backlight off)
    • Lithium batteries: about 7.5 hours
  • Power consumption: 5 W maximum
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 75.0 x 77.3 × 47.8 mm
  • Weight: (including batteries) 242 g

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