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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.


AC adapter

AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)

Audio Type

Field Recorder

Bit Depth

16, 24 (WAV)

Bit Rate

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

Input Gain

+10 to +75 dB

Input Impedance

3.3 kΩ

Input Level

-∞ to 46.5 dB (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)


8x XLR/TRS combo jacks

Item Type


Max Simultaneous Recording


Maximum Input Level

+14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

Output Connections

TA3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)

Output Level

-Main Out 1/2: 10 dBV (normal output type), -20 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 ohm load, Sub Out 1/2: +10 dBV (normal output type), -20 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 ohm load, and Headphone: 100 mW + 100 mW (1% or lower THDN, 32 ohm load)

Phantom Power

24/+48V 10 mA maximum for each channel

Power Requirements

8x AA

Record Time

Using a 32 GB card:, 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV), and 7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

Recording Formats


Recording Media

Dual SD/SDHC/SDXCcard slots, up to 512 GB each

Sample Rate

44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz (WAV) and 44.1 kHz (MP3)

USB Port

Mass Storage Class operation and Audio Interface operation, multi-track mode: multi-track or stereo modes


9.9 oz (280 g)

AC Adapter - Zoom F8 Field Recorder

Audio Accessory - Zoom F8 Battery Holder

Audio Accessory - Zoom F8 Camera Mount

Audio Field Recorder - Zoom F8

Cable - TA3F Mini XLR to XLR Male

Cable - TA3F Mini XLR to XLR Male

Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Mini-B

Case - Porta Brace AR-Z8 for Zoom F8