Zoom F8

8-Channel 10-track field audio recorder/mixer

  • 8 Inputs with Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Compact and light aluminium housing
  • High-quality microphone preamp with up to 75 dB gain
  • +4 dBu Line inputs
  • Recording with max. 24-bit / 192 kHz, as well as the formats 47,952 / 48,048 kHz for HD video compatibility
  • Timecode in- and output via BNC connectors
  • Three different options for power supply: 8 x AA Batteries, external DC power supply with Hirose connector, or 12 V AC power suppply (AA batteries and DC power supply are not included)
  • Gain control with level indicator and PFL/Solo switch per channel
  • Phantom power (+48 V / +24 V)
  • Limiter for in- and outputs
  • Mid-Side decoder
  • Compatible with ZOOM microphone capsules
  • Two balanced mini XLR main outputs (TA3)
  • Separate headphone output
  • Backlit 2.4" full-colour LCD
  • Two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots for media with up to 512 GB each
  • Integrated mount adapter for tripods
  • Can be used as a USB audio interface with 8 in-/4 outputs (at 96 kHz)
  • Included in the delivery: Camera mount adapter, ZOOM AD-19 DC 12 V power supply, user manual, 2x TA3 to XLR adapters, download codes for Cubase LE and WaveLab LE software
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 178.2 x 140.3 x 54.3 mm
  • Weight: 960 g

Further information

Integrated Stereo Microhone No
Recording Tracks 8
Microphone Inputs 8
48 V Phantom power Yes
Line Inputs 8
Storage Medium SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
Headphone connection Yes
Integrated Speaker No
Resolution max. 24 bit
Max. Sample Rate 192 kHz
Limiter Yes

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A bang for the buck!

I have been working on film sets as a sound recorder and boom operator for some time now and I've been using different location recorders such as Edirol R44, Sound Devices: 664, 644, 633, 702 etc and I have to say that I'm really pleased with the zoom F8 as it has tons of features and provides quality sound at a small price. The overall build quality and ergonomics of the product are pleasing as the recorder feels solid in hand and in use. The only negative aspect is that the knobs for gain control are really small and can be hard to handle. On the other hand the bluetooth control together with the Ipad app works really well and gives control over the gain and audio levels. Another aspect to point out is that the limiter is digital not analog as it is for the sound devices 633 for example. This means that when the preamps are runned hot you get this digital crackling noise which is distorting the audio. It would not be a problem, as you don't have to overcompensate the preamps but as I have worked with units which have analog limiters for example the 633, I know the difference between them. Another question is the power source as I am currently looking for an alternative power source using the hirose connector. The battery life with the AA batteries is relatively short and does not work on movie sets, especially when phantom power is activated. There are some options considering NP-Batteries to look into regarding this matter. But overall a great little recorder as it is WAY CHEAPER than other recorders on the market with the same specs.
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Great device for wildlife sound recording

Veljo, 12.10.2017
I have been using F8 for more than a year now, mainly for audio-only field recording of wildlife and natural soundscapes. With its solid build, good preamps and rich functionality it satisfies all my needs.
Default powering scheme - 8 AA batteries - will be quickly depleted, but luckily the unit has Hirose connector. With external NP battery I can run it whole day.
I often record the same object simultaneously with 2 or 3 different microphone setups or have mics in different locations to anticipate movement of an animal. Eight tracks are really handy in that case.
What I miss is the option of XLR line in and file naming format with automatic time of day included. Some of important buttons are not illuminated (STOP, FF, REW) and when working at night I am struggling to find them.
I really appreciate dual recording mode, so I can have a backup track with lowered recording level - with unexpected behaviour of wildlife you never now what can happen next, how close a songbird or flying flock of geese can come. It is especially important for unattended recording.
Overall - good and reliable 8-track field recorder with accessible price for an amateur.
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