Product Highlights
  • 2-Track Field Recorder
  • 2 Input Channels
  • 2x XLR Input
  • USB Type-C / Stereo Mini Jack Connection
  • LCD Display
  • 2x AA Power Source
  • 18 hrs Operation Time (AA Lithium)
Zoom F3 MultiTrack Field Recorder Zoom F3 MultiTrack Field Recorder
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F3 | Multitrack Field Recorder

Small Design, Big Sound

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.

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 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)

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 their 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.

Wav Watching

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

Record & 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.

Additional Features:

  • 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 1TB
  • Wireless iOS/Android remote control available through optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter (Android version to be released in Spring 2022)
  • Use as 2-in / 2-out, up to 24-bit / 96 kHz USB audio interface (Available in 32-bit float/ 96
  • kHz with a firmware update in Spring 2022.)
  • 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.)

A 3-Panel Block

All Day, Worry-Free 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 eight hours of battery life.

Alternate Power

Set yourself up for an unlimited charge via the AD-17 AC adapter or USB battery pack.

Memory cards

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.

Audio Interface & 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 float/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.

What's Included

F3 Multitrack Field Recorder
2x AA Batteries


Product Specifications

F3 Multitrack Field Recorder

Input & Output Channels

Inputs 2 MIC/LINE (mono)
Outputs 1 Line Out
1 Phone Out

Inputs (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
Max. 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

Output (Line Out)

Connector 1 stereo mini jack
Max. Output Level +1 dBu
Output Impedance 100 Ω or less

Output (Phone Out)

Connector 1 stereo mini jack
Max. Output Level 50 mW + 50 mW (into 32 Ω load)
Output Impedance 15 Ω or less


Max. Simultaneous Recording Tracks 2
Max. 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)


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
Mass Storage Operation USB 2.0 High Speed
Remote Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
Power 2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or
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
(without headphones,
LCD Backlight off)
Alkaline batteries: about 8 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 8.5
Lithium batteries: about 18 hours
48 kHz/32-bit float,
2ch recording to microSDHC
(headphones into 32Ω load,
PHANTOM at 48 V (5 mA),
LCD Backlight off
Alkaline batteries: about 2 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3
Lithium batteries: about 7.5 hours
Power Consumption 5 W Max.
Weight 242 g (8.5 oz)
Dimensions 7.5 x 7.7 x 4.7 cm (2.9 x 3.03 x 1.8")

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Zoom F3 MultiTrack Field Recorder

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