The Zoom F8 is an advanced, serious, budget-friendly multitrack field recorder that builds on the success of the H4n and H6. Key features include:
Supports SMPTE timecode
Bluetooth control via iOS devices
Dual SDXC card slots
Versatile power options
Supports SMPTE Timecode. Timecode in and out is provided on BNC connectors. The Zoom F8 uses a high-precision oscillator to generate accurate timecode with a discrepancy of fewer than 0.2 frames per 24 hours.
Bluetooth Control via iOS Devices. The Zoom F8 is the first field recorder to feature wireless Bluetooth control. Use your iPhone or iPad to take extensive control with the Zoom F8 Control app. Use functions like record, stop, fast forward, rewind, mixer pan, fader levels, and more. You also get real-time monitoring of input levels, time code, and battery status. You can even rename files, add date and time info, and enter metadata.
Two SDXC Card Slots. These card slots allow for recording on two SD memory cards (separate rental items), with support for SDXC cards that enable even longer recording times.
Full-Color LCD. The F8 has a 2.4-inch full-color backlit LCD that makes leveling and menu navigation quick and simple. Monochrome mode makes the F8 easy to use in any environment—from low light to direct sunlight.
Three Possible Power Supplies. This recorder can operate on AA batteries (not included), an AC adapter, or a 9 to 16 V external DC power supply with automatic switching between power supplies.
AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)
16, 24 (WAV)
128/192/320 kbps (MP3)
3 × 6 × 1.9″ (77.8 × 152.8 × 47.8 mm)
2.0-inch full color LCD (320 × 240 pixels)
|Equivalent Input Noise||
-120 dBu or less
|Estimated Run Times||
2 channels at 48 kHz/16-bit, Alkaline Batteries: 7 hours or more, NiMH (2450 mAh): 9.5 hours or more, 8 channels at 48 kHz/24-bit, Alkaline batteries: 2.5 hours or more, NiMH: 7 hours or more, 8 channels at 192 kHz/24-bit with headphones, phantom power and display backlighting, and NiMH (2450 mAH): 1.5 hours or more
|External DC Adapter||
HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9-16 V
+10 to +75 dB
-∞ to 46.5 dB (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)
8x XLR/TRS combo jacks
|Max Simultaneous Recording||
|Maximum Input Level||
+14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
TA3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)
-Main Out 1/2: N, 32 ohm load)
24/+48V 10 mA maximum for each channel
Using a 32 GB card:, 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV), and 7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXCcard slots, up to 512 GB each
44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz (WAV) and 44.1 kHz (MP3)
Mass Storage Class operation and Audio Interface operation, multi-track mode: multi-track or stereo modes
9.9 oz (280 g)