Zoom North America now offers its new F1-SP Field Recorder + Shotgun Mic system, which comes with the F1 Field Recorder and the SGH-6 shotgun mic. The recorder and mic system mounts to DSLR cameras with a hot shoe.
The Zoom F1 Field Recorder + Shotgun Mic bundles the F1 Field Recorder with the SGH-6 Shotgun Mic and the included SMF-1 shock mount connects the F1-SP to a DSLR thus eliminating unwanted thumping sounds caused by vibrations when shooting on the move. The F1’s audio output connects to the camera’s input using the included 3.5mm stereo cable, and while recording, the F1 can also record to a microSD card, creating a separate stereo audio file that provides flexibility in post-production.
The F1 Field Recorder and SGH-6 mic feature an aluminum construction to make carrying it lighter and features a newly designed LCD display that claims readability even in direct sunlight. Users can monitor levels, battery life, rumble filter lo-cut settings and more, while the one-touch controls that surround the display make recording levels, limiter settings and volume output easily accessible. The F1-SP combination can record high-resolution audio up to 24 bit/96 kHz.
Other features for videographers include a tone generator, sound markers, auto-level recording, on-board limiter, USB connectivity and more. The F1 can be powered using two AAA batteries (included) or with the optional AD-17 power adapter.
The Zoom F1-SP system lists for $249.99 and here are all the specs.