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£191 + VAT

£229 inc VAT

  • Two-channel audio recorder

  • Compatible with Zoom microphone modules

  • Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats

  • One-touch button controls

  • 1.25” monochrome LCD display

  • Rec Hold function avoids accidental operation of buttons

  • Stereo ⅛" Mic/Line In mini phone jack with Plug-in power (2.5V)

  • Stereo ⅛" Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control

  • Built in limiter and auto level control to avoid clipping

  • Pre-Record function

  • Tone generator for calibrating audio levels between the F1 and a DSLR or video camera without the need for an attenuator cable

  • Sound marker function that outputs quick tone to make syncing audio and video easy

  • Records onto micro-SD (SDHC) cards up to 32 GB

  • ​Micro USB port for data exchange to and from computer and use as an audio interface with computer or iOS device

  • Camera thread on back panel

  • ​Runs on only 2 standard AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or AC adapter (AD-17)

  • Up to 10 hours of operation with alkaline batteries (when using lavalier)

Click here for the F1-LP
[The lavalier version]

Compact Field recorder with clip-on shotgun mic capsule


The Zoom F1 Field Recorder with Zoom's superb SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Module. The ultimate solution for run-and-gun filmmakers who need to capture professional on-camera, hi-res quality audio for video. To enable you to capture outstanding sound everywhere your camera takes you.



• High Impact Audio
The F1-SP comes with Zoom's SGH-6 Shotgun Mic known for capturing pro-quality, hyper directional sound, and its aluminium body makes it extremely lightweight. Combined with the F1, you can
record high-resolution audio up to 24 bit/96 kHz, providing high-impact audio for any video production.

• Ready, Aim, Record
Connect the F1 and Shotgun to the included shock mount and attach it to your camera. Then connect the F1’s audio output to your camera’s input using the included 3.5mm stereo cable, and you’re ready to record.

• Audio Redundancy
While recording to your camera (for use as a guide track only), the F1 simultaneously records in much higher quality to its microSD card, providing a twin-track audio file which can be edited in post-production.

• Bright Light? No problem
Monitor your levels, battery life, lo-cut settings and more with the F1’s newly designed monochromatic display, ensuring visibility even in bright sunlight.

• One-Touch Controls
One-touch buttons make record levels, limiter settings, and volume output easily accessible.

• Smooth Ride
The included SMF-1 shock mount was engineered to eliminate unwanted thumping sounds caused by vibrations when shooting on the move.


• Calibrate & Sync

The F1’s tone generator provides a test tone to assist in setting proper audio levels. Sound markers make aligning audio and video easy.

• No chance of overload
An on-board limiter and auto-level control keep your levels safe when spikes in loud volume occurs.

• Convenient power sources
The F1 can be powered using two AAA batteries (included) or with the optional AD-17 power adapter.

• USB connectivity
Transfer recordings to your computer in card reader mode or record directly to your computer or iPad using the F1 in USB audio interface mode.

• Record in Multiple Audio Formats
The F1 records audio in WAV or MP3 formats. WAV files are automatically
time-stamped, making them Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant.

• One Recorder, Multiple Mic Options
With our proprietary 10-pin connector, the F1 is compatible with all of Zoom’s interchangeable mic capsules (see panel below), providing more options for recording.


An overview of the Zoom F1-SP


A typical example of the kind of assignment the 

Zoom F1-SP is designed
to shoot

ZOOM F1-SP SPECIFICATIONS | info | manual | accessories | buy |


Recording media:
microSD/microSDHC cards (Class 4 or higher, up to 32 GB)

Recording formats:
WAV - 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit
MP3 - 48 kbps, 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps, 320 kbps
Mono/stereo ID3v1 tags supported

Display: 1.25" monochrome LCD

MIC IN: proprietary ZOOM mic capsule input socket


Mono Shotgun Mic (SGH-6):

Directionality: Super cardioid (3 directional mic units)
Sensitivity: −39 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz
Input gain: −∞ – +50 dB
Maximum sound pressure input: 122 dB SPL


Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini (with screw lock)

Supports plug-in power (2.5 V)

Input gain: −12 dB – +36 dB

Input impedance: 2 kΩ or more

Plug: 3.5 mm stereo mini (with screw lock)
Directionality: Omnidirectional
Sensitivity: -32 dB/1 Pa at 1kHz
Maximum sound pressure input: 115 dB spl
Cable length: 160 cmiiw

Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini (with screw lock)
Maximum output level: 11 mW + 11 mW (into 32 Ω load)

Mass storage operation: USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio interface operation: USB class compliant
44.1kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 2-in/2-out
Transfer method: asynchronous

2 AAA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)
AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A

Recording time using batteries:
Lavalier mic (48 kHz/24-bit, mono, plug-in power on):
Alkaline batteries: about 10 hours
NiMH batteries 750 mAh): about 9 hours
Lithium batteries: about 16 hours
*The above values are approximate.

Dimensions of F1 Recorder part:
64 mm (W) x 79.8 mm (D) x 33.3 mm (H)

Weightof F1 Recorder part:
120 g (without batteries)



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