Record clear, crisp dialog in a hurry for your next run-and-gun video shoot or interview with the Zoom F1-SP, a 2-track portable field recorder with an onboard limiter and auto-level control providing distortion-free 24-bit audio, and 3-capsule, supercardioid shotgun microphone for easy setup on your camera. Whereas other F-Series recorders such as the F4, F6, and F8n are centered around a sound bag–ready form factor, the F1-SP's diminutive size is tailored for camera- or tripod-mounted placement.
From the easy-to-read backlit display and simple one-touch controls to the long battery life, the F1-SP is properly equipped to serve you reliably, regardless of your audio background. Whether you need long-duration recording for a wedding, professional audio capture for an interview, or a space-saving setup for outdoor shoots, the F1-SP is ready to handle your crucial audio tasks.
Plus, its operational simplicity ensures that the F1-SP will never get in the way of your workflow, be it simple, complex, or always changing. You can feel confident using it as your main recorder, a USB audio interface for your dedicated computer or iPad rig, or a backup unit for added safety.
Directional 3-Capsule Shotgun Microphone
The included SGH-6 mono shotgun microphone attaches directly to the 10-pin Zoom mic capsule input, no cables needed! It features three internal mic capsules to produce a supercardioid polar pattern that delivers focused directionality across the frequency spectrum. Step back from your subject to get the right shot, and know that the SGH-6 is accurately delivering the sound of your source.
Shockmount Reduces Vibration and Handling Noise
Supplied with the F1-SP is an SMF-1 shockmount, which was engineered to eliminate unwanted thumping sounds caused by vibrations when shooting on the move. It also grants easy attachment to your DSLR camera.
Onboard Limiter and Auto-Level Prevent Clipping
The F1-SP utilizes an onboard limiter and automatic level control to provide protection against overloading the A/D converters. Record with confidence knowing that sudden volume spikes won't distort or clip your files.
Zoom F1-SP 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder with Shotgun Microphone
- Run & Gun Video, Interviews
- 3-Capsule Shotgun Microphone
- Limiter & Auto-Level Prevent Distortion
- Records Stereo MP3 or Hi-Res WAV
- 3.5mm Stereo Mic/Line Input
- Compatible with Zoom Mic Capsules
- Up to 11 Hours via AAA Batteries
- microSD Card / USB Interface Recording
- One-Touch Controls, Easy-to-Read Display
- Shockmount for Low-Noise Camera Mounting
Number of Tracks 2 Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit Microphone Interchangeable Supercardioid Shotgun Built-In Speaker No Display Monochrome LCD (Backlit) Memory Card Support microSD, microSDHC (Up to 32 GB) Internal Storage None
Audio File Formats BWF, ID3v1, MP3, WAV Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz Bit Depth 16 / 24-Bit Bit Rates 48 to 320 kb/s Signal Processing Auto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter Timecode Support No
Analog I/O 1 x Proprietary 10-Pin Mic Capsule Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output (Lockable)
Digital I/O None Phantom Power None Plug-In Power Yes, 2.5 V Host Connection 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Gain Range Mic/Line Inputs:
-12 to +36 dB
Shotgun Mic Capsule:
Up to +50 dB
Headphone Output Power 11 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms Impedance Inputs:
Microphone Sensitivity -39 dB/Pa Microphone Max SPL 122 dB SPL
Power Options Batteries or AC/DC Power Adapter Battery Type 2 x AAA (Included) Approximate Battery Life 48 kHz/24-Bit:
6.5 Hours (Alkaline, Mono)
6 Hours (NiMH, Mono)
11 Hours (Lithium, Mono)
AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Mounting Options Shoe Mount Dimensions 2.5 x 3.1 x 1.3" / 64 x 79.8 x 33.3 mm Weight 4.2 oz / 120 g (Without Batteries)