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Zoom F1-LP Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone Kit

Zoom F1-LP Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone Kit
Key Features
  • For Vlogger, Videographer, Journalist
  • F1-LP Portable Field Recorder
  • Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • Auray Fuzzy Windbuster
The Zoom F1-LP Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone Kit from B&H includes the essential elements required for recording speech and dialogue with a lavalier microphone in the field.
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Zoom F1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zoom F1-LP 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone
  • 3Auray Fuzzy Windbuster for Lavalier Microphones (Black)
  • 4Lexar 32GB High-Performance 633x UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter

The Zoom F1-LP Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone Kit from B&H includes the essential elements required for recording speech and dialogue with a lavalier microphone in the field.

The kit includes the F1-LP field recorder with an omnidirectional lavalier mic and a fuzzy windbuster to eliminate wind noise outdoors. Also included is a Sandisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I micro SDHC memory card (Class 10) to get you started.

Zoom F1-LP 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone

Record clear, crisp dialog in a hurry for your next video shoot, interview, or vlog with the Zoom F1-LP, a 2-track portable field recorder with an onboard limiter and auto-level control providing distortion-free 24-bit audio, and a clip-on lavalier microphone for easy setup. Whereas other F-Series recorders such as the F4, F6, and F8n are centered around a sound bag–ready form factor, the F1-LP is tailored for belt-mount and pocket-friendly placement.

From the easy-to-read backlit display and simple one-touch controls to the long battery life, the F1-LP is properly equipped to serve you reliably, regardless of your audio background. Whether you need long-duration recording for a lecture, professional audio capture for an interview, or a space-saving setup for trade shows and special events, the F1-LP is ready to handle your crucial audio tasks.Plus, its operational simplicity ensures that the F1-LP will never get in the way of your workflow, be it simple, complex, or always changing. You can feel confident using it as your main recorder, a USB audio interface for your dedicated computer or iPad rig, or a backup unit for added safety.

Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
Attach the included lavalier microphone to your subject with the supplied mic clip, then connect its 3.5mm plug–equipped cable to the input of the F1-LP; the locking connection inhibits unintended disconnects. The microphone's omnidirectional polar pattern delivers consistent audio pickup from all directions, yielding dependable voice capture even as the subject turns their head or the microphone changes position.
Onboard Limiter and Auto-Level Prevent Clipping
The F1-LP utilizes an onboard limiter and automatic level control to provide protection against overloading the A/D converters. Record with confidence knowing that sudden volume spikes won't distort or clip your files.
Configurable Recording Settings
The F1-LP boasts a slew of recording resolutions to choose from—48 to 320 kb/s in MP3 format, or up to 24-bit / 96 kHz in uncompressed WAV format. Also, a pre-record function allows you to capture approximately two seconds of audio before you press the record button, and a low-cut filter attenuates rumble for cleaner voice recordings.
Record Direct to microSD Cards
Maximize portability by recording directly to a microSD/microSDHC card (available separately) for up to 32 GB of storage space. Select MP3 format if you really need extended time and minimal file size, or use the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility.
Audio Interface Functionality
Alternatively, use the F1-LP as an 2-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 16-bit / 48 kHz. Connect it to your computer or iPad, launch your preferred audio recording program, then enjoy the combination of the F1-LP's sonically solid front end, plus the familiarity and features of your favorite software.
Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
The F1-LP can accommodate mic- or line-level signals via its locking 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input. Since it supplies 2.5V plug-in power, you're free to use common condenser mics such as lavaliers, headsets, and earsets.
Zoom Mic Capsule Input
A proprietary 10-pin Zoom mic capsule input on the F1-LP accommodates Zoom's line of interchangeable capsules (available separately) in place of the standard mic/line input. With mid-side, X/Y, and shotgun mic capsules to choose from, you can be ready to record music, dialog, or sound effects without carting an external microphone setup. There's even the EXH-6 input capsule (available separately) if you need dual XLR-1/4" combo inputs.
Headphone/Line Output with Volume Control
A locking 3.5mm stereo output jack with a dedicated volume control enables straightforward routing to your camera, DSLR, secondary recorder, or headphones.
Power for Hours
To keep up with the pace of on-location production, the F1 can be powered via two AAA batteries or a Zoom AD-17 power adapter (available separately). Even at 24-bit / 48 kHz, you get plenty of recording time—up to 17.5 hours with lithium batteries or up to 10 hours with alkaline batteries. All-day shoots are no problem for the F1-LP.
Multifunction Micro-USB Port
A micro-USB port on the F1-LP serves several functions. Connect it to a computer for convenient data exchange, or hook it up to an iOS device (or computer) to use the F1-LP as a miniature audio interface.
Highly Visible Display
Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 1.25" monochrome backlit LCD. Intuitive one-touch buttons provide fast, hassle-free operations.
Low Profile and Lightweight
With its minimal profile, the lightweight F1 attaches neatly on belts and waistbands, or can be slipped into a pocket so the recorder can be easily concealed.
Built-In Tone Generator
The F1-LP has a built-in tone generator for calibrating audio levels between the F1-LP and a DSLR or video camera without the need for an attenuator cable.
Sound Markers for Simple File Alignment
A sound marker function allows you to record reference tones that simplify audio and video file alignment between unsynchronized devices.
Auto Lock Inhibits Accidental Interruptions
The record hold function or hold switch can be used to prevent interruptions to the recording caused by accidental button presses.
UPC: 884354018719
Auray Fuzzy Windbuster for Lavalier Microphones (Black)

The Auray Fuzzy Windbuster is designed for use with most standard lavalier microphones worn on the outside of the clothing. The Windbuster is an ideal solution in high-wind recording environments.

This fuzzy windscreen can protect your lavalier microphone from wind noise while recording outdoors.
UPC: 847628562813
Lexar 32GB High-Performance 633x UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter

Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, smartphones, any other microSDHC-compatible devices, the 32GB High-Performance 633x UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card from Lexar can be used to record Full HD and 3D video. This card has a capacity of 32GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and features a speed class rating of U1 and V10, both of which provide minimum write speeds of 10 MB/s. In case your device does not support the UHS-I bus, this card also supports the Class 10 standard, which also features minimum write speeds of 10 MB/s.

Lexar's 32GB UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card supports a maximum read speed of 100 MB/s  and is able to store up to 36 hours of video, 67,600 photos, or 58,100 songs. Included is a microSD to SD adapter, allowing this card to be used in card readers or devices that have a full-sized SD slot.

General Features
Capture Adventures in HD
Calling all adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies! Make the most of your adventures in the great outdoors by leveraging the power and performance of these cards. So, whether you're shooting the action with your action camera or an aerial camera, you can quickly capture, playback, and transfer a large amount of high quality Full HD and 3D video, making it easy to store your greatest moments and then relive the action.
Do More with Your Multimedia
Also great for use with your tablet or smartphone, this card makes it easy to quickly download or save all your favorite media files, including the high quality movies, photos, and songs.
Do More With Your Multimedia
Also great for use with your smartphone or tablet, the cards make it easy to quickly download or save all your favorite media files, including high quality movies, photos, and songs.
Get More From Your Device
The cards are speed rated at Class 10, and leverage UHS-I technology to deliver read speeds of up to 100 MB/s, giving you the speed and space you need to capture, transfer, and share more adventures on the go.
Transfer Files with the Included SD Adapter
For added functionality, this card includes an SD adapter, allowing it to be used in card readers or devices that have an SD slot
Rigorously Tested
All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs with more than 1100 digital devices to help ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability.
UPC: 650590199211

Zoom F1-LP 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Interchangeable Omnidirectional Lavalier
Built-In Speaker
Monochrome LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card Support
microSD, microSDHC (Up to 32 GB)
Internal Storage
Audio File Formats
BWF, ID3v1, MP3, WAV
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
Bit Depth
16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates
48 to 320 kb/s
Signal Processing & FX
Auto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Support
Analog I/O
1 x Proprietary 10-Pin Mic Capsule Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output (Lockable)
Digital I/O
Phantom Power
Plug-In Power
Yes, 2.5 V
System Connection
1 x Micro-USB (2.0)
Gain/Trim Range
-12 to +36 dB
Headphone Output Power
11 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
≥2 Kilohms
Microphone Sensitivity
-32 dB/Pa
Microphone Max SPL
115 dB SPL
Power Options
Battery or AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type
2 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life
48 kHz/24-Bit:
10 Hours (Alkaline, Mono, Plug-In Power On)
9 Hours (NiMH, Mono, Plug-In Power On)
16 Hours (Lithium, Mono, Plug-In Power On)
AC/DC Power Adapter
5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
2.5 x 3.1 x 1.3" / 64 x 79.8 x 33.3 mm
4.2 oz / 120 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.875 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 6.4 x 2.2"

Auray Fuzzy Windbuster for Lavalier Microphones (Black) Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.5 x 4.2 x 0.65"

Lexar 32GB High-Performance 633x UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter Specs

Card Type
microSDHC with Full-Size SD Adapter
Storage Capacity
32 GB
Bus Type
Speed Class
UHS Speed Class
Video Speed Class
Application Performance Class
Speed (X-rating)
Read Speed
Maximum: 100 MB/s
Write Speed
Minimum: 10 MB/s
Operating Temperature
32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Storage Temperature
-13 to 185°F / -25 to 85°C
Built-in Write-Protect Switch
On Adapter Only
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.8 x 2.9 x 0.3"

Zoom F1 Reviews

a high performance recorder

By Yong
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

It's a high quality audio recorder for lecture, conference and travelers


By Michael
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-03

I have been using this product for around two years now. Up to this point, I have been satisfied. Before the recent proliferation of affordable wireless systems the Zoom F1 was a clever solution and a bargain. I was never entirely comfortable with not being able to monitor the audio, but as a one-man-band, you don't always have the bandwidth to monitor the audio anyway. But forget all that... the last time I tried to use this thing the tiny, plastic clip that holds the battery door shut broke. Now the battery door will not stay closed. I am incredibly relieved that this happened when I was prepping gear and not in the middle of a shoot. I would not recommend that anyone rely on this product for professional use. Please believe that the only reason I am writing this review right now is the hope that I can save some poor schmuck's career. Zoom would do well to seriously consider the damage such a product could do to their reputation and offer some sort of complimentary battery door replacement program.

Works great, battery door not so much

By James
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-12

It's a great little recorder. It does everything it needs to and consistently delivers good sound. I own four of these, and I have four with broken battery doors. I have not mistreated the recorders at all. There is a little plastic slider which holds the door in place. The batteries are on springs, so there is tension against the door. I've resorted to using gaff tape to hold it shut.

Good in comparison to RDE

By Jack
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

This product produces clean audio. I had some trouble downloading the software (2) that were promised, but Zoom distributors gave me an access code that was missing from my packaging.

Great sound, but not terribly durable

By Grant
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

I use this recorder for field recording (m/s shotgun), tracking stories (XLR adapter) and at times as a USB interface. The results from the recorder in all instances are great. The build of the unit itself is not so hot. The battery door is extremely easy to break if you aren't careful. Luckily, when I broke mine, it was a free warranty replacement from Zoom. This tool stays in my bag for the times I need to make photos while gathering sound, too. I hope the next iteration is a bit more sturdy.

Great recorder

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-29

This a really good audio recorder, I both 2 The only problem I had was that one came with a crack on the screen It works perfectly fine but it is not what You spect for a new product


By Krzysztof
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

ok good

Needs to be babied or you'll have problems.

By Jameson
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

First things first, this product WORKS... sort of. I purchased two Zoom F1's at the exact same time roughly two years ago and put them to work doing interviews. The receiver itself records beautifully with pretty easy to understand menus and controls. (I originally had a zoom H4 that I used for capturing audio, but needed something smaller hence why I went with the F1) The microphones that were provided also capture sound very well, I really enjoyed using the lavs for interviews. That's about where it ends for the good. The first thing that went wrong on BOTH F1s were the screw on belt clips located on the back of the receiver. The screws barely tightened down and I had to constantly do upkeep to make sure the clips would hold. They failed after a few short months. Next, one receiver was bumped off a couch onto the floor which was a hard surface. From first looks, the receiver appeared fine until I noticed I couldn't close the battery door. a tiny- and I mean TINY flimsy plastic clip holding the door shut snapped from the fall. The receiver still works to this day but I need to gaff tape the door shut and pray the connectors don't wiggle loose. I babied the second receiver for a year after that until the day of writing this review. once again, the receiver fell but from roughly 5 inches off the ground onto asphalt. The clip holding the battery door shut snapped again from the force of the fall. I find it amazing that the build quality of the f1's feel so rugged and durable, and yet an overlooked weak point is the battery door. If you're concerned about dropping the receiver STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT. If you're going to baby these and keep them safe at all times this may be right for you.

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is there a limit to sd card size ?

is there a limit to sd card size ?
Asked by: Patrick
Yes. The Zoom F1 Portable Field Recorder can be used with microSDHC cards that have a capacity of up to 32 GB.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-05-09

Has Zoom addressed the shoddy battery door ...

Has Zoom addressed the shoddy battery door debacle on the F1 in later iterations?
Asked by: Bryan
Zoom will send a new door as needed: Zoom (631) - 542-5270
Answered by: james
Date published: 2021-08-19

Can this be used as an interface to a computer ...

Can this be used as an interface to a computer like the H5/6? How about USB-C out to a new iPad Pro? Thanks!
Asked by: Robbin
I have not tried that yet. May need some adaptation in the way cabling. Sorry I. Ant be of more help.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-20


Is the limiter analog or digital?
Asked by: Rafael R.
The Zoom F1 features a digital limiter.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is there a 1/4-20 thread mount on the back?

Is there a 1/4-20 thread mount on the back?
Asked by: Wild Biker Bill
No, just a smaller screw that mounts the belt clip.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2019-04-12

I see you are showcasing Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS ...

I see you are showcasing Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5... with this Zoom F1. Does Zoom F1 have a mic capsule input?
Asked by: brany
Yes, the F1 has a mic capsule input that will work with the EXH-6.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-16

Is the Zoom SSH-6 completely compatible to the ...

Is the Zoom SSH-6 completely compatible to the F1, i.e. can you use and adjust the mid-stereo record function, and if so: how do you operate it?
Asked by: Rasmus
No. You can't get REAL MS-RAW, like it was in ZOOM H5. Two tracks are the same.
Answered by: Illia
Date published: 2022-04-01

So when the microphone capsule is attached the ...

So when the microphone capsule is attached the REC LEVEL on the recorder becomes inactive - you're supposed to use the knob on the capsule. But can you set the REC LEVEL to "AUTO" when the mic capsule is attached?
Asked by: 10
Yes. Auto level will still work.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-03-21
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