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The Zoom F8n is an advanced, serious, budget-friendly multitrack field recorder that builds on the success of the F8 and H6. Key features include:

  • Improved monitoring

  • Supports SMPTE timecode

  • Bluetooth control via iOS devices

  • Dual SDXC card slots

What’s New? Compared to the standard F8, the F8n features markedly improved headphone processing that maximizes volume, clarity, and immersion for proper monitoring in the field. You can route audio to the left and/or right headphone channels, pre- or post-fader, and you can switch the headphone output to mono and set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start and stop, and recording errors.

Supports SMPTE Timecode. Timecode in and out is provided on BNC connectors. The Zoom F8n 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 F8n 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.

Ambisonic Audio for VR. The latest firmware version gives you the ability to record audio in a range of ambisonic formats for VR productions.

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 F8n has a 2.4-inch full-color backlit LCDthat 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 18 V external DC power supply with automatic switching between power supplies.

Audio Type

Field Recorder




Mic/Line Inputs

  • 8x XLR/TRS combo jacks
    • Phantom (+ 24/+ 48v) 9910mA max for each XLR channel
  • 1x Zoom mic capsule (not included)
  • Built-in mic
Main Outs
  • 2x TA3 mini-XLR jacks (balanced)
Sub Outs
  • ⅛” stereo mini-jack (unbalanced)
Headphone Out
  • 1x ¼” stereo jack (unbalanced)
Additional Inputs/Outputs
  • BNC – Timecode (internal and external)
  • USB mini (data transfer)


Item Type



Dimensions (WxHxD)

  • 7” x 5.5” x 2.1”
  • 2.1 lbs
  • ¼-20 female inset (recorder base)
  • ¼-20 male stud (camera mounting plate)


Power Supply

AC Adapter

  • AD-19 DC12V 2A (included)
Battery Compatibility
  • 8x AA (not included)
  • Alkaline, NiMH (2450mAh), Lithium



Supported Media

  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Maximum Card Capacity
  • SD: Up to 2Gb
  • SDHC: 4GB-32GB
  • SDXC: 64GB-512GB
Supported Formats
  • iXML (wav)
  • BWF (wav)
  • Mono/stereo/2-10 ch poly (wav)
  • WAV: 16/24-bit, 44.1-192kHz
  • MP3: 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48kHz
Approximate Record Times
  • 48kHz/24-bit WAV: 56 Min/GB
  • 192kHz/24-bit WAV: 15 Min/GB
Max Simultaneous Recording Tracks
  • 10: WAV/8 Inputs + stereo mix
  • 8: WAV 192kHz
  • 2: MP3
Special Recording Modes
  • Ambisonic Mode
  • Track 1-8 Mono Mode
  • Stereo Pair Mode

Zoom F8n Multi Track Field Recorder

AC Adapter - Zoom AD-19A/D (F8)

Audio Accessory - Zoom F8 Camera Mount

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