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Zoom F1 Field Recorder and Shotgun Microphone

code: F1-SP
  • £181.50
  • RRP: £182.50
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Zoom F1 ( F1-SP, F1SP, F1- P, F1/SP) Field Recorder and 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.

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 guiderder and Shotgun Microphone

Type 2-channel audio recorder

Recording Formats WAV 

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




48, 128, 192, 256, 320 kb/s

Mono/stereo ID3v1 tags supported

Recording Media microSD and microSDHC cards (Class 4 or higher, up to 32 GB)

Inputs Mic In

Proprietary 10-pin connector, compatible with all Zoom mic capsules


Mic/Line In

Connector: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini, with screw lock

Plug-In Power: 2.5 V

Input Gain: -12 to +36 dB

Input Impedance: 2 kOhms or more

Outputs Connector: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini, with screw lock


Maximum Output Level: 2 x 11 mW (into 32 Ohms load)

Shotgun Microphone Type: SGH-6, mono


Polar Pattern: Supercardioid


Sensitivity: -39 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz


Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 122 dB SPL


Construction: Aluminum body

USB Connector



Mass Storage Operation

USB 2.0 high-speed


Audio Interface Operation

2 x in / 2 x out

44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit

USB class-compliant


Transfer method


Power 2 x AAA batteries, alkaline, NiMH, or lithium

AD-17 AC adapter (available separately): 5 VDC / 1 A

Recording Time With SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule (48 kHz/24-bit, Mono):

Alkaline Batteries: 6.5 hours, approximately

NiMH Batteries (750 mAh): 6 hours, approximately

Lithium Batteries: 11 hours, approximately

Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.5 x 3.1 x 1.3" / 64.0 x 79.8 x 33.3 mm

Weight 4.2 oz / 120.0 g (without batteries)

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