Zoom F3 Portable Field Recorder – 2 Input / 2-Track 32-Bit Float

The Zoom F3’s small footprint allows for this recorder to be placed anywhere, as you capture and monitor up to 192 kHz of high-quality audio. With a 32-bit float recording, the F3 effortlessly captures the quietest raindrops and the loudest explosions.

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Zoom F3 Portable Field Recorder – 2 Input / 2-Track 32-Bit Float

With a 32-bit float recording, the F3 effortlessly captures the quietest raindrops and the loudest explosions. At the same time, place this recorder anywhere thanks to its small and sturdy design. Additionally, the F3 captures and monitors up to 192 kHz of high-quality audio.

Focus On The Scene with the F3

Sound levels can fluctuate often and quickly when you’re working in the field or on set. Thus, the F3 allows you to adapt to your scene without having to set the gain or worry about clipping due to its 32-bit float. Afterwards, in post-production, 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 our professional F-Series recorders, the F3 guarantees high-quality recordings in any setting or situation.

Battle Tested

The F3 is built with durable sidebars, a standard tripod mount and slide-resistant rubber feet ensuring that you can mount it on your gear or hide it in any scene. Furthermore, its sturdy metal casing and locking XLR connectors are designed for use in various 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. Also, a line output enables you to go to your camera or other gear.

30′ of Control (10M)

Versatile control options give your production more flexibility than ever. In particular, 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. Also, record or stream up to two channels in crystal-clear 32-bit float/96 kHz resolution. Subsequently, the loopback function allows you to combine your computer’s audio with the F3 inputs to complete the sound for your stream.

What’s In The Zoom F3 Box:

  • F3 Field Recorder
  • AA Batteries (x2)
  • Quick Tour


  • 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.)

INPUTS: 2x MIC/LINE (mono)

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
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 linear/32-bit float
• 32-bit float format is supported for firmware version 2.0 or later. 2-in/2-out
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

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.