Zoom unveils the F3 Field Recorder

17. February 2022| Zoom

The F3 is Zoom´s latest Field Recorder featuring 32-Bit Float Recording. The F3 allows you to adapt to your scene without having to set the gain or worry about clipping. Featuring dual A/D converters, up to 192 kHz sampling frequency 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 side bars, standard tripod mount and slide-resistant rubber feet and It’s sturdy metal casing and locking XLR connectors is designed for use in a variety of environments.

The F3 even displays the input signal as a waveform in real time on the display and if you are on a set, you can control the F3 from a distance via the F3 Control App* for iOS and Android and sync it via wireless Timecode** to your other gear. You can also 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 new Zoom F3 is the perfect solution for worry-free audio recording in any kind of enviroment and application. The F3 will be available in Q2 2022.

*Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter required

**Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter and UltraSync Blue device by Timecode Systems are required


  • 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)
  • 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.)