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Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder Kit with Lavalier Microphone, Windbuster, and Memory Card

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Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder Kit with Lavalier Microphone, Windbuster, and Memory Card
Key Features
  • Videographers, Podcasters, Vloggers
  • F2 Field Recorder & Memory Card
  • Low-Profile Omni Lav Mic & Windbuster
  • No Gain Adjustment Needed
Bundled together with all the gear you need to start recording clear, distortion-free speech in any location, this B&H Kit includes the Zoom F2 ultracompact portable field recorder, a low-profile omnidirectional lavalier microphone, a furry windbuster, a memory card, and batteries.
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Zoom F2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zoom F2 Ultracompact 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

Bundled together with all the gear you need to start recording clear, distortion-free speech in any location, this B&H Kit includes the Zoom F2 ultracompact portable field recorder, a low-profile omnidirectional lavalier microphone, a furry windbuster, a memory card, and batteries.

Thanks to the F2's 32-bit float technology, you can just connect the mic and start recording in crisp quality with no concern for gain adjustments, clipping, or poor signal-to-noise ratios. The windbuster is designed to tame wind noise in outdoor environments, so breezes won't destroy the intelligibility of your dialog. With easy one-touch controls and no menus to sift through, the F2 offers ideal power-on-and-go operation, letting you work fast without sacrificing quality.

Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone

Forget about clipping, forget about gain, and forget about hassle; just power on the Zoom F2 ultracompact portable field recorder and press record to capture clear, distortion-free dialog in an instant for your next video shoot, podcast, vlog, or interview. Plus, the F2-BT model is available to empower users with app-based control and wireless timecode synchronization in addition to everything the F2 has to offer.

Thanks to its 32-bit float technology, the F2 handles the softest and loudest sounds you can throw at it while avoiding distortion, maintaining low-noise performance, and freeing you from the responsibility of adjusting gain. Recordings ruined by clipped converters and poorly set preamps are things of the past. You don't even have to worry about unintentionally interrupting the F2 because a simple flick of the Hold switch will keep it recording no matter what button you press.

Whereas other F-Series recorders such as the F4, F6, and F8n are centered around an audio bag–ready form factor for location sound recordists, the F2 is tailored for belt-mount and pocket-friendly placement directly on the subject. Even the included lavalier microphone, with its low-profile design and locking connector, is optimized for reliable and visually discreet operation that won't distract the wearer or the videographer. With a headphone output and onboard transport controls, the F2 also allows actors to listen back to recordings to critique their own performances.

From the refreshingly simple one-touch controls to the long battery life and multiple powering options, the F2 is properly equipped to serve you, regardless of your audio background. Whether you need long-duration recording for a podcast, professional audio capture for an interview, a rock-solid system for weddings, or a space-saving setup for vlogs, the F2 is ready to capture your crucial audio at any location.

Plus, its operational simplicity ensures that the F2 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 or as a backup unit for added safety. After the shoot, transfer your files to a computer via USB, then use the supplied Steinberg WaveLab Cast software to edit, enhance, mix, and export your audio for the world to hear.

Low-Profile Lapel Mic with Locking Connector

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 F2; 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. Also, three windscreens are supplied for easy reduction of light wind noise.

Automatic Distortion-Free Audio

The F2 utilizes 32-bit float recording technology to capture intensely loud signals without overloading the A/D converters and bring in extremely quiet sounds without overwhelming noise, all without requiring any gain adjustment from you. Record with confidence knowing that you can just connect the microphone and start recording to attain crisp, clear dialog.

High-Quality Recording Settings

The F2 boasts two high-quality recording resolutions to choose from—32-bit / 44.1 kHz or 32-bit / 48 kHz, both in mono uncompressed BWF (Broadcast Wave File) format. No data compression means that no quality is lost in the creation of the audio files. Use the onboard 80 Hz low-cut filter to reduce rumble and bass buildup in your recordings.

Record Direct to microSD Cards

Maximize portability by recording directly to a microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (available separately) for up to 512GB of storage space.

Mic Input with Plug-In Power

The F2 can accommodate mic-level signals via its locking 3.5mm 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.

Headphone/Line Output with Volume Control

A locking 3.5mm stereo output jack with dedicated volume up/down buttons enables straightforward routing to your camera, DSLR, secondary recorder, or even headphones for easy monitoring.

Power for Hours

To keep up with the pace of on-location production, the F2 can be powered via two AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries (alkaline included), a Zoom AD-17 power adapter (available separately), or a USB Type-C battery pack (available separately). With up to 15 hours of run time on AAA batteries, all-day shoots are no problem for the F2.

USB File Transfers and Settings Editor

The F2 Editor lets you adjust settings, format SD cards, and more from your Mac or Windows computer. Since the F2 has a USB Type-C port, simply connect it to your computer via a USB cable (available separately) and launch the editor. The USB connection also makes it easy to transfer files to your computer.

Intuitive Controls and LED Indication

Intuitive one-touch buttons—record, play, stop, and volume up/down— provide fast, hassle-free operations with no menus to wade through. LEDs are provided for clear indication of audio level, battery status, and power.

Hold Function Inhibits Accidental Interruptions

Flip the power switch down to the Hold position to engage the Hold function, which prevents interruptions to the recording caused by accidental button presses.

Accurate Clocking

The F2 is equipped with a high-precision internal clock (±3ppm) to avoid audio and video syncing issues.

Low Profile and Lightweight

With its minimalist profile, the lightweight F2 attaches neatly on belts and waistbands, or can be slipped into a pocket so the recorder can be easily concealed.

Free Editing Software

The Zoom F2 includes a free download license for Steinberg’s WaveLab Cast software, which helps you finalize your project with an array of comprehensive editing, mixing, and refinement tools.

  • Podcasting: WaveLab Cast connects you directly with podcast directories, such as Spreaker or Podbean. You can upload episodes quickly, plus directly create and publish RSS feeds.
  • Audio for Video: Import your video file and WaveLab Cast will automatically extract the audio. You can use the editing tools to lower unwanted noise, change levels, and remove loud sibilants. Metering options allow you to build new tracks, fade-in your music, and use EQ and compression. Re-attach the audio to the video file using WaveLab Cast’s export functions.
  • Field Recording: WaveLab Cast supports up to 96 kHz audio quality and includes a high-end re-sampler. RestoreRig removes noise and unwanted sounds. You can assemble new files using the snap functions and crossfade options. Once you’re done, export your sound files in any popular audio format.
UPC: 884354024116

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, 3D, and 4K video. This card has a capacity of 32GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and features a speed class rating of U1, which provides 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 95 MB/s, a maximum write speed of 20 MB/s, and is able to store up to 36 hours of video, 67,600 photos, or 58,100 songs. Included is an SD adapter, allowing this card to be used in card readers or devices that have an SD slot.

General Features

Capture Adventures in HD

Whether you're shooting the action with your sports camcorder or an aerial camera, you can quickly capture, play back, and transfer a large amount of the high quality Full HD 1080p, 3D, and 4K video, making it easy to preserve and relive up to 17 hours of 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.

Get More from Your Device

This card is speed rated at Class 10, and leverage UHS-I technology to deliver a transfer speed up to 95 MB/s (633x), giving you the speed and capacity 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 1,100 digital devices to help ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability.
UPC: 650590199211

Zoom F2 Ultracompact Portable Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks1
Max Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 32-Bit
MicrophoneInterchangeable Omnidirectional Electret Condenser Lavalier
Built-In SpeakerNo
Memory Card SupportmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (Up to 512 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 kHz (Mono)
Bit Depth32-Bit
Signal Processing & FXLow-Cut Filter
Timecode SupportNo
Clock Accuracy±3 ppm
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output (Lockable)
Digital I/ONone
Phantom PowerNone
Plug-In PowerYes, 2.5 V
Host Connection1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Performance
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
-5.5 dBu
Headphone Output Power20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
≥2 Kilohms
Microphone Sensitivity-32 dB/Pa
Microphone Max SPL115 dB SPL
Power
Power OptionsBattery, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type2 x AAA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life48 kHz:
15 Hours (AAA Alkaline)
10 Hours (AAA NiMH)
18 Hours (AAA Lithium)
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Physical
Mounting OptionsNone
Dimensions2.3 x 0.9 x 1.8" / 57.5 x 22.4 x 46.4 mm
Weight1.1 oz / 32 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 4.4 x 1.7"

Auray Fuzzy Windbuster for Lavalier Microphones (Black) Specs

ColorBlack
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2.95 x 2.35 x 0.65"

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

Quantity1
Card TypemicroSDHC
Storage Capacity32 GB
Bus TypeUHS-I
Speed Class10
UHS Speed ClassU1
Speed (X-rating)633x
Read SpeedMaximum: 95 MB/s
Write SpeedMaximum: 20 MB/s
Minimum: 10 MB/s
Built-in Write-Protect SwitchYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.8 x 2.9 x 0.3"
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