F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title
F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title
F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title
F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title
F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title
F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title
F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title
F3 - Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder Default title

Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder

4515260026005 brand: Zoom
Stock code: Zoom F3
  • Compact 2-input/2-track field recorder with 32bit float recording
  • No need for gain adjustment, for recording without sound distortion
  • REC hold function to prevent accidental operation during recording
  • Direct recording to microSDHC/microSDXC (up to 1TB)
  • Compact and robust housing with Velcro attachment to boom microphone
  • 2 x AA alkaline batteries for over 8 hours (included)
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Introducing the Zoom F3 multitrack field recorder

The ZOOM F3 is a professional field recorder with two XLR balanced inputs, designed for "failure-free recording". Two AD converters, one for low gain and one for high gain (dual AD converters), ensure no sound breakdown even at high volumes and a high signal-to-noise ratio even at low volumes.

The input signal is recorded in 32bit float WAV format, which can retain the resolution at the time of recording, and reproduces sound without degradation, retaining the original resolution even after normalization processing after recording. A combination of dual AD converters and 32bit float recording, combined with a thoroughly simple design that prevents accidental operation, means that anyone can simply press the REC button and record audio without gain adjustment and without sound distortion.

The new ZOOM F3 is the perfect solution for capturing the sound you can't afford to miss.

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 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 the Zoom professional F-Series recorders, the F3 guarantees high-quality recordings in any setting or situation.

Battle tested

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 recording

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.

All day capture

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 adapter 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.

30' 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*.

*F3 control app for Android available Spring 2022. BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter sold separately.

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.


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Spec Specification
Input and output channelsINPUTSMIC/LINE (mono): 2
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 150 Ω input
Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
Maximum output level: +1 dBu
Output impedance: 100 Ω or less
Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
Maximum output level: 50 mW + 50 mW (into 32 Ω load)
Output impedance: 15 Ω or less
RecorderMaximum 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
DisplayLCD with backlight (96×64 resolution)
USBConnector: 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
Mass storage operation: USB 2.0 High Speed
REMOTEDedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
POWER2 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 32Ω load, PHANTOM at 48 V (5 mA), LCD Backlight off) Lithium batteries: about 7.5 hours
DIMENSIONS: 75.0 mm (W) × 77.3 mm (D) × 47.8 mm (H)
WEIGHT: (including batteries) 242 g
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