Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone

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product overview
product overview
  • Videographers, Podcasters, Vloggers
  • Low-Profile Omni Lav Mic, No Gain Needed
  • 32-Bit Float Distortion-Free Recording
  • Locking 3.5mm Mic Input, Plug-In Power
  • Hold Switch Averts Unintended Operation
  • USB Power / 14 Hours via AAA Batteries
  • microSD Card Recording / USB Transfer
  • Easy One-Touch Controls, Low-Cut Filter
  • Belt-Mount, Pocket-Friendly Design

With the Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone you can forget about clipping audio and no longer have to worry about gain settings. Thanks to its 32-bit float technology, the F2 handles the softest and loudest sounds you can throw at it while avoiding distortion, maintaining low-noise performance, and makes recording audio hassle-free.

Recordings ruined by clipped converters and poorly set preamps are things of the past. You don't even have to worry about unintentionally interrupting the F2 because a simple flick of the Hold switch will keep it recording no matter what button you press.

Whereas other F-Series recorders such as the F4, F6, and F8n are centred around an audio bag–ready form factor for location sound recordists, the F2 is tailored for belt-mount and pocket-friendly placement directly on the subject.

Even the included lavalier microphone, with its low-profile design and locking connector, is optimized for reliable and visually discreet operation that won't distract the wearer or the videographer. With a headphone output and onboard transport controls, the F2 also allows actors to listen back to recordings to critique their own performances.

From the refreshingly simple one-touch controls to the long battery life and multiple powering options, the F2 is properly equipped to serve you, regardless of your audio background. Whether you need long-duration recording for a podcast, professional audio capture for an interview, a rock-solid system for weddings, or a space-saving setup for vlogs, the F2 is ready to capture your crucial audio at any location.

The F2's operational simplicity ensures that it will never get in the way of your workflow, be it simple, complex, or always changing, so you can feel confident using it as your main recorder or as a backup unit for added safety. After the shoot, transfer your files to a computer via USB, then use the supplied Steinberg WaveLab Cast software to edit, enhance, mix, and export your audio for the world to hear.


Key Features of the Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone

  • Light and compact audio recorder
  • 32-Bit Float recording for full dynamic range and clip free recording
  • No gain adjustment necessary
  • Records 44.1kHz/32-bit float or 48kHz/32-bit float audio files
  • Rec Hold function to avoid accidental operation of buttons
  • 1/8" Mic In mini phone jack with Plug-in power (2.5V)
  • Stereo ⅛" Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control
  • 80 Hz low cut filter
  • High precision internal clock to avoid audio and video syncing issues
  • Wireless timecode synchronization (F2 model only)*
  • Records directly to micro SD and SDHC cards up to 512 GB
  • USB-C for connection to F2 Editor for settings
  • Runs on only 2 standard AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or AC adapter (AD-17)
  • Up to 15 hours of operation (14 hours on the F2) with two AAA alkaline batteries

Built for Big Things

For podcasters, videographers, bloggers, journalists and more, the F2 is the perfect audio solution for creators on the move.

The F2 is incredibly small, but its audio quality will amaze you.

  • POWER | The F2 can record up to 15 hours (14 hours on the F2) with two AAA batteries.
  • STORAGE | Record on microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards up to 512GB.
  • LAVALIER INCLUDED | The LMF-2 omnidirectional lavalier microphone has a low-profile design, captures high-quality audio, and includes a windscreen and lapel mic clip.
  • RECORDING FORMATS | The F2 Field Recorder gives you the option to choose the recording format that works best for your projects. Choose from 44.1 kHz/32-bit float or 48 kHz/32-bit float mono WAV files.

Audio on Autopilot

The F2 features 32-bit float recording technology, allowing you to record the loudest audio signals without worrying about clipping. It will also record the quietest signals in beautiful detail. And the best part is you don’t have to worry about setting the gain. Just plug in the lav and hit record.

  • Once you start your recording, use the F2’s HOLD switch to ensure you don’t accidentally stop recording.
  • Screw-lock connectors keep your lav plugged-in securely no matter the situation.

F2 Editor

The F2 Editor for PC and Mac allows you to adjust settings, format SD cards and more. Simply connect your F2 or F2 via a USB cable and launch the editor. The USB connection also makes it easy to transfer files to your computer.


 

Includes Free Editing Software | Steinberg WaveLab Cast

The Zoom F2 comes with a free download license for Steinberg’s WaveLab Cast software. WaveLab Cast helps you finalize your project with a wide range of comprehensive editing, mixing, and refinement tools.

Podcasting
WaveLab Cast connects you directly with podcast directories, such as Spreaker or Podbean. You can upload episodes quickly, plus directly create and publish RSS feeds.

Audio for Video
Import your video file and WaveLab Cast will automatically extract the audio. You can use the editing tools to lower unwanted noise, change levels and remove loud sibilants. Metering options allow you to build new tracks, fade-in your music, use EQ and compression. Re-attach the audio to the video file using WaveLab Cast’s export functions.

Field Recording
WaveLab Cast supports up to 96KHz audio quality and includes a high-end re-sampler. RestoreRig removes noise and unwanted sounds. You can assemble new files using the snap functions and crossfade options. Once you’re done, export your sound files in any popular audio format.


  • MPN - FXR102
  • GTIN - 884354024116
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Portable Recorder

Number of Tracks 1
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 48 kHz / 32-Bit
Microphone Interchangeable Omnidirectional Electret Condenser Lavalier
Built-In Speaker None
Memory Card Support microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (Up to 512 GB)
Internal Storage None

Recording

Audio File Formats BWF
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 kHz (Mono)
Bit Depth 32-Bit
Signal Processing Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Yes
Clock Accuracy ±3 ppm

Connectivity

Analog I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced 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 USB Type-C (USB 2.0)

Performance

Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
-5.5 dBu
Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Mic Inputs:
≥2 Kilohms
Microphone Sensitivity -32 dB/Pa
Microphone Max SPL 115 dB SPL

Power

Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 2 x AAA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life 48 kHz:
14 Hours (AAA Alkaline)
10 Hours (AAA NiMH)
18 Hours (AAA Lithium)
AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)

Physical

Mounting Options None
Dimensions 2.3 x 0.9 x 1.8" / 57.5 x 22.4 x 46.4 mm
Weight 1.1 oz / 32 g (Without Batteries)
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What’s In The Box
  • Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone
  • LMF-2 Lavalier Microphone
  • 3 x WSL-1 Windscreens
  • Zoom MCL-1 Clip for LMF-2 Lavalier Microphone
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Steinberg WaveLab Cast Software (Download)
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