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Zoom F1SP Field Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

code: F1SP
  • £181.50
  • RRP: £182.50
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  • 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)

*Camera not included

Zoom F1SP (F1-SP, F1/SP, F1_SP, f1sp) Field Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

The Zoom F1 Field Recorder with Shotgun Microphone combines a two-channel, F1 audio recorder with a directional SGH-6 shotgun microphone capsule to provide run-and-gun video makers with a flexible solution for capturing high-quality audio for video. Lightweight and with a low-profile design, it attaches to a camera using the included SMF-1 shockmount, which eliminates unwanted thumping sounds caused by vibrations when shooting on the move.

The F1 is equipped with a stereo 1/8" mic/line input that delivers plug-in power to small microphones, and a proprietary 10-pin connector that is compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules. It records stereo audio up to 24-bit/96 kHz in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats, directly to microSD or microSDHC cards. The unit offers a series of one-touch buttons that give you quick access to record level, limiter control, lo-cut filter, and volume output as well as an 1/8" stereo phone/line output jack with a dedicated volume control, and a monochromatic LCD display, which is easy to read even in bright sunlight.

The recorder comes with essential features for videographers including a tone generator for setting levels, sound markers for aligning audio and video, an on-board limiter to keep your levels in check when loud spikes in volume occur, and a Rec Hold function to avoid accidental operation of buttons. A micro-USB port is available for data exchange to and from a computer, as well as for use as an audio interface with a computer or iOS device.

The F1 utilizes two standard AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or an AD-17 AC adapter (available separately), and offers a run time of up to 6.5 hours with alkaline batteries when using the shotgun mic. The unit ships with a windshield and a stereo cable to connect the recorder to the audio input of the camera.

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Recording media:

  • microSD/microSDHC cards (Class 4 or higher, up to 32 GB)

Recording formats:


  • 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit


  • 48 kbps, 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps, 320 kbps
  • Mono/stereo ID3v1 tags supported


  • 1.25" monochrome LCD



  • ZOOM mic capsule input

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



  • 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


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

Recording time using batteries:

  • SGH-6 mono shotgun mic capsule (48 kHz/24-bit, mono):
  • Alkaline batteries: about 6.5 hours
  • NiMH batteries 750 mAh): about 6 hours
  • Lithium batteries: about 11 hours

*The above values are approximate.

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In the Box:

  • F1 Field Recorder
  • SGH-6 Shotgun microphone
  • WSS-6 Windscreen
  • SMC-1 Stereo mini cable for DSLR
  • SMF-1 Shock mount
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Quick guide
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