The Zoom F1 Field Recorder with Shotgun Microphone combines a two-channel, F1 audio recorder with a directional SGH-6 shotgun microphone capsule to provide run-and-gun video makers with a flexible solution for capturing high-quality audio for video. Lightweight and with a low-profile design, it attaches to a camera using the included SMF-1 shockmount, which eliminates unwanted thumping sounds caused by vibrations when shooting on the move.
The F1 is equipped with a stereo 1/8" mic/line input that delivers plug-in power to small microphones, and a proprietary 10-pin connector that is compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules. It records stereo audio up to 24-bit/96 kHz in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats, directly to microSD or microSDHC cards. The unit offers a series of one-touch buttons that give you quick access to record level, limiter control, lo-cut filter, and volume output as well as an 1/8" stereo phone/line output jack with a dedicated volume control, and a monochromatic LCD display, which is easy to read even in bright sunlight.
The recorder comes with essential features for videographers including a tone generator for setting levels, sound markers for aligning audio and video, an on-board limiter to keep your levels in check when loud spikes in volume occur, and a Rec Hold function to avoid accidental operation of buttons. A micro-USB port is available for data exchange to and from a computer, as well as for use as an audio interface with a computer or iOS device.
The F1 utilizes two standard AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or an AD-17 AC adapter (available separately), and offers a run time of up to 6.5 hours with alkaline batteries when using the shotgun mic. The unit ships with a windshield and a stereo cable to connect the recorder to the audio input of the camera.
- 2-Channel Field Audio Recorder
- SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone
- SMF-1 Shockmount Attaches to Camera
- 1/8" Stereo Mic/Line Input
- 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio, WAV and MP3
- On-Board Limiter and Auto-Level Control
- One-Touch Controls, Easy-to-Read Display
- Up to 32GB on microSD or microSDHC Card
- 2 x AAA Batteries Record up to 6.5 Hours
- Windscreen, Audio Cable for Camera
What's in the box?
- Zoom F1
- SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone
- SMF-1 Shockmount
- WSS-6 Windscreen
- SMC-1 Stereo Mini Cable for Camera
- 2 x AAA Batteries
|A/D resolution||96 kHz / 24-Bit|
|Built-in Mics||Interchangeable Supercardioid Shotgun|
|Analog Inputs||1 x Proprietary 10-Pin Mic Capsule Input, 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)|
|Analog Outputs||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output (Lockable)|
|Memory (Removable)||MicroSD, microSDHC (Up to 32 GB)|
|Effects||Auto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter|
|Power Supply||Batteries or AC/DC Power Adapter|
|Outer Dimensions||6.4 x 7.98 x 3.33 cm|