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F1 FIELD RECORDER + LAVALIER MIC Professional Audio. Up Close

The Zoom F1 Field Recorder + Lavalier Mic is the perfect solution for videographers who need to capture the nuance of every word with professional quality audio.


Sound & Story

The F1 Field Recorder + Lavalier Mic completes your
video’s story by providing outstanding audio no matter where
your production takes you.

Capture
Every Nuance

The F1-LP comes with Zoom’s newly engineered LMF-1 lavalier mic, designed for capturing every nuance. Combined with the F1, you can record high-resolution audio up to 24 bit/96 kHz, perfect for interviews, wedding vows, and more.

Low Profile
Design

With its minimal profile, the F1 attaches neatly on
belts, waistbands, or slipped into a pocket so
the recorder can be easily concealed.

Worry-Free
Recording

The LMF-1 Lavalier mic connects directly to the F1 and records to a micro SD card. By recording directly to the F1, interference or noise commonly experienced when using a wireless beltpack system is eliminated.


One-Touch
Controls,
Easy-To-Read
Display

The F1’s one-touch buttons gives you easy access to record levels, limiter control, lo-cut filter and volume output. It’s newly designed monochromatic LCD display ensures visibility even in bright sunlight.

Essential Features
for Videographers

AUTO LOCK
The Record Hold function or the Hold Switch can be used to prevent your subject from accidentally hitting buttons while recording.

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, providing more options for recording.

SSH-6 Stereo shotgun capsule with directional mic and adjustable side mic. Learn more >
XYH-6 Stereo X/Y Capsule with adjustable capsules. Learn more >
MSH-6 Stereo mid-side capsule with adjustable stereo width.
Learn more >
XYH-5 Stereo X/Y capsule with shock-mounted microphones. Learn more >
EXH-6 Dual combo input capsule.
Learn more >
SGH-6 Mono shotgun capsule with directional pickup. Learn more >

 

 

Features
at a glance

  • Two-channel audio recorder
  • Compatible with Zoom microphone capsules
  • 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 to avoid 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 directly to micro SD and 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
  • ​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)

 

Complete your story with the audio quality it deserves


Here's what's
included

• F1 Field Recorder
• LMF-1 Lavalier microphone
• WSL-1 Windscreen
• MCL-1 Mic clip
• BCF-1 Belt clip
• 2 AAA batteries
• Quick guide

Media

Video

Specs

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

Inputs
MIC IN :

ZOOM mic capsule input

MIC/LINE IN:

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

Lavalier mic :

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

Outputs
PHONE OUT :

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

USB:

microUSB
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

Power

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:

64 mm (W) x 79.8 mm (D) x 33.3 mm (H)

Weight:

120 g (without batteries)