A first look at the Zoom F2 and F2-BT Miniature Recorders

There is a new product out from Zoom that is geared towards podcasters, videographers, bloggers, journalists and more. The Zoom F2 (and F2-BT) is the perfect audio solution for creators on the move. With 32bit floating-point technology and practically limitless recording time, this device is perfect for practically anyone! Let’s breakdown this field recorder and how it works.


To start off, there are two versions. The Zoom F2, and the Zoom F2-BT. The biggest difference between the two (if not the only difference) is the capability to adjust the settings via an App that will be released soon. Both versions can have all of their settings adjusted manually on the device as well as via the Standalone Computer Application, which we will show in a few moments.



The F2 features 32-bit float recording technology, allowing you to record the loudest audio signals without worrying about clipping. It will also record the quietest signals in beautiful detail. And the best part is you don’t have to worry about setting the gain. Just plug in the lav and hit record.



Once you start your recording, use the F2’s HOLD switch to ensure you don’t accidentally stop recording.



The F2-BT comes with built-in Bluetooth. And with the free Zoom F2 Control app the F2-BT can wirelessly start/stop recordings, display battery levels, adjust output volume, control lo-cut and more.



The F2 Editor for PC and Mac allows you to adjust settings, format SD cards and more. Simply connect your F2 or F2-BT via a USB cable and launch the editor. The USB connection also makes it easy to transfer files to your computer.




The LMF-2 omnidirectional lavalier microphone has a low-profiled design, captures high-quality audio, and includes a windscreen and lapel mic clip.•Light and compact audio recorder.


•32-Bit Float recording for full dynamic range and clip free recording

•No gain adjustment necessary

•Records 44.1kHz/32-bit float or 48kHz/32-bit float audio files

•Rec Hold function to avoid accidental operation of buttons

•Stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack with Plug-in power (2.5V)

•Stereo ⅛” Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control

•80 Hz low cut filter

•High precision internal clock (±0.5ppm) to avoid audio and video syncing issues

•Wireless timecode synchronization (F2-BT model only)*

•Records directly to micro SD and SDHC cards up to 512 GB

•USB-C for connection to F2 Editor for settings

•Built-in Bluetooth for connection to the F2 Control app for settings adjustment and remote transport control (F2-BT model only)

•Runs on only 2 standard AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or AC adapter (AD-17)

•Up to 15 hours of operation (14 hours on the F2-BT) with two AAA alkaline batteries


*F2-BT connection to UltraSync BLUE device by Timecode Systems is required.

What Is Included In The Box?

F2 or F2-BT Field Recorder

•LMF-2 Lavalier Microphone

•3 – WSL-1 Windscreen

•MCL-1 Mic Clip

•2 – AAA Batteries

•WaveLab Cast Software

•F2/F2-BT Operation Manual




Can You Control Multiple Zoom F2-BT Recorders from the Apps or Computer?

No, you can only control one device at a time

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