Zoom F8: Finally, an affordable pro field recorder with timecode

Enthusiasm for Zoom’s first foray into field recording has been building to a fever pitch since it was unveiled at NAB, and now the Zoom F8 is finally on our shelves. Here’s a quick reminder of why you should get your order in…

Zoom F8 field recorder

For a mere £665 ex VAT, the Zoom F8 8 track field recorder offers you:

– Eight mic preamps with phantom power.

–  24-bit / 192kHz recording – timecoded Broadcast Wave.

– The ability to record eight separate tracks and a stereo mix (ten tracks in total).

– Built-in mixer.

– Built in timecode – input and output on BNC.

– Dual SD card slots for redundancy when recording.

– Full remote control via iOS app over Bluetooth.

– Dedicated socket which accepts Zoom’s own plug in mic modules (same ones as the H5/H6).

More or less the only thing you have to provide yourself is a set of eight AA batteries to power the thing, and even then you can opt for an extra external battery pack that offers automatic failover when power runs low.

At £665 + VAT, the F8 is £2000 cheaper than a Sound Devices which doesn’t offer timecode as standard and has no remote option. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in rave reviews and a great deal of demand, so we’re advising people to get their orders in early. You can do so by clicking the tasteful, subtle banner below.

Buy now from Jigsaw24


Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Call us: 03332 409 306

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *