Tiny is Zoom&s newly introduced F2 Field Recorder -- it measures only 57.5mm x 46.4mm x 22.4mm. The recorder also features 32-bit float technology, which allows for the recording of loud audio signals without distortion. This eliminates the need for level adjustment during recording.
Zoom F2 (BT) Field Recorder
The Zoom F2 is available in two versions, one without, one with built-in Bluetooth (F2-BT). The latter can be connected via Bluetooth to the F2 Control App to check the settings, start/stop recording, display the battery level, adjust the output volume and the high pass filter.
Microphones are connected via 3.5mm mini jack (input impedance 2 kΩ or higher, max. input level -5.5 dBu). A 3.5mm mini jack output is also included (max. output level 20 mW + 20 mW / on a load of 32 Ω).
Recording formats are mono WAV files in 44.1 kHz/32 bit float or 48 kHz/32 bit float. The internal clock should work with high precision (±0.5ppm) so that no problems with audio and video synchronization should occur. The F2-BT version also offers wireless time code synchronization via Bluetooth to synchronize time code to
and write them to the recording files.
The F2 records directly to micro SD and SDHC cards up to 512 GB, the operating time should be up to 15 hours with two AAA batteries.
There is no display for menu navigation - to adjust the settings the F2 can be connected to a PC or Mac via USB-C. Using the F2 Editor, settings can then be changed, SD cards formatted, etc.
The omni-directional lavalier microphone LMF-2 is included in the scope of delivery, including windscreen and microphone clamp. It is securely connected to the device via a screw connector. Also included is a free download license for the Steinberg WaveLab Cast software.
The Zoom F2 Field Recorder will be available from December for 172.84 Euro, the F2-BT will cost 230.84 Euro (both incl. 16% VAT).