Zoom F3 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder

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  • Zoom F3 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder, compact and durable.
  • Effortlessly capture the quietest raindrops and the loudest explosions with 32-bit float recording.
  • Ideal for long shoots on location, or remote fieldwork.
  • Features dual A/D converters and low-noise preamps, guaranteeing high-quality recordings in any setting or situation.
  • With durable sidebars, a standard tripod mount and slide-resistant rubber feet you can hide your gear in any scene.
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Zoom F3 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder

The Small and Mighty Field Recorder

When you’re working in the field or on set, sound levels can fluctuate often and quickly. With the F3 you can adapt to your scene without having to set the gain or worry about clipping. In post-production, you’ll be able to work with your capture, regardless of extremely low or high levels.


Main Features

With 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


All Day Capture

The F3 is well-equipped for long location shoots or remote fieldwork, with a variety of power options and massive storage.

  • Onboard Power - With two alkaline AA batteries, take advantage of over eight hours of battery life.
  • Alternate Power - Set yourself up for an unlimited charge via the AD-17 AC adapter or USB power supply.
  • Memory Cards - Use a micro SD card of up to 1TB to record over 180 hours of audio at the highest possible sample rate/bit-depth.


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.

*Available in 32-bit float/ 96 kHz with a firmware update in Spring 2022.


Key Features

  • 2-channel / 2-track field audio recorder
  • Featuring 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters for full dynamic range and clip-free audio capture
  • 2 discrete inputs with locking XLR connectors
  • Input signals can be monitored with real-time waveform display on an LCD
  • Compact and Durable (can be attached to boom mic with velcro)
  • High-quality mic preamps provide a super-low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN)
  • Record up to 192 kHz sampling/32-bit float WAV format, mono or stereo files
  • Stereo ⅛" Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control
  • Records directly to microSDHC and microSDXC cards up to 1 TB
  • Wireless iOS/Android* remote control available through optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter (*Android version to be released in 2022)
  • Use as 2-in/2-out USB audio interface (up to 24-bit/96 kHz)
  • Over 8 hours of operation with two AA alkaline batteries
  • Runs on only 2 standard AA batteries or AC adapter (AD-17) or USB battery pack
  • Wireless timecode synchronization (*Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter and UltraSync Blue device by Timecode Systems are required.)


What’s in the Box

  • F3 Field Recorder
  • AA Batteries (x2)
  • Quick Tour

Input and Output Channels

  • INPUTS: MIC/LINE (mono): 2



  • LINE OUT: 1
  • PHONE OUT: 1



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 150 Ω input



Line Out

  • Connector: 1 stereo mini-jack
  • Maximum output level: +1 dBu
  • Output impedance: 100 Ω or less


Phone Out

  • Connector: 1 stereo mini-jack
  • Maximum output level: 50 mW + 50 mW (into 32 Ω load)
  • Output impedance: 15 Ω or less



  • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
  • Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 2
  • Recording format: WAV
  • 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 Type-C
  • Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is supported.


Audio Interface Operation:

  • 0 High Speed
  • 1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 24-bit
  • 2-in/2-out
  • Mass storage operation: USB 2.0 High Speed



  • Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)



  • 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 32Ω load, PHANTOM at 48 V (5 mA), LCD Backlight off)
  • Lithium batteries: about 7.5 hours
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