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Zoom F3 Recorder


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 with up to 192 kHz sampling rate--giving you up to 90KHz of useful bandwidth.

F3 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 realtime waveform display on 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 32-bit float/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.) 


 Includes recorder only (battery and memory card required)

Input and output channels

Inputs MIC/LINE (mono): 2
Outputs LINE 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
    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


    LCD with backlight (96×64 resolution)


  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 linear/32-bit float
    • 32-bit float format is supported for firmware version 2.0 or later.
  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
Power consumption: 5 W maximum
Dimensions: 75.0 mm (W) × 77.3 mm (D) × 47.8 mm (H)
Weight: (including batteries) 242 g
Note: 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Includes recorder only (battery and memory card required)