The Ultimate Audio Solution for Run-and-Gun Filmmakers

The Zoom F1 Field Recorder + Shotgun Mic is the ultimate solution for run-and-gun filmmakers who need to capture professional quality audio for video.

F1-SP with windscreen mounted on a DSLR camera
Run-and-gun filmmaker recording live-action skateboarding

Capture All The Action

The Zoom F1 Field Recorder + Shotgun allows you to capture professional audio everywhere your camera takes you.

F1-SP mounted to a DSLR without windscreen

High Impact Audio

The F1-SP comes with the SGH-6 Shotgun Mic known for capturing pro-quality, hyper directional sound, and it’s aluminum body makes it extremely lightweight. Combined with the F1, you can record high-resolution audio up to 24 bit/96 kHz, providing high-impact audio for any video production.

videographer recording with F1-SP mounted on a DSLR camera under the 59th Street bridge, New York City

Ready, Aim, Record

Connect the F1 and Shotgun to the included shock mount and attach it to your camera. Then connect the F1’s audio output to your camera’s input using the included 3.5mm stereo cable and you’re ready to record.

Headon photo of videographer using a Zoom F1-SP

Videographer recording with a DSLR and a F1-SP on Venice Beach, California

Audio Redundancy

While recording to your camera, the F1 can also record to a microSD card, providing a stereo audio file which can be edited in post-production.

product photo of a 32GB micro SD card

Skateboarder being interviewed under a bright sunny sky with inset of the F1's easy-to-read LCD screen

Bright Light?
No Problem.

Monitor your levels, battery life, lo-cut settings and more with the F1’s newly designed monochromatic display, ensuring visibility even in bright sunlight.

F1 in both light and dark setting

Videographer with F1-SP mounted to a DSLR on a skateboard, filming another skateboarder performing a trick

Essential Features
for Videographers

The F1’s tone generator provides a test tone to assist in setting proper
audio levels. Sound markers make aligning audio and video easy.

An on-board limiter keeps your levels safe when spikes in loud volume occurs.

The F1 can be powered using two AAA batteries or
with the optional AD-17 power adapter.

USB Connectivity
Transfer recordings to your computer in card reader mode or record
directly to your computer using the F1 in USB audio interface mode.

Close-up of F1

One-Touch Controls

One-touch buttons make record levels, limiter settings, and volume output easily accessible.

Close-up of the shock mount for the F1-SP

Smooth Ride

The SMF-1 shock mount was engineered to eliminate unwanted thumping sounds caused by vibrations when shooting on the move.

Showing screens of two F1-SPs, with .WAV and .MP3 file formats chosen

Record in Multiple Audio Formats

The F1 records audio in WAV or MP3 formats. WAV files are automatically time-stamped, making them Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant

Mic Capsules

The F1

One Recorder, Multiple Mic Options

With our proprietary 10-pin connector, the F1 is compatible with all of Zoom’s
interchangeable mic capsules, providing more options for recording.

SSH-6 Stereo shotgun capsule with directional mic and adjustable side mic. Learn more >

XYH-6 Stereo X/Y Capsule with adjustable capsules. Learn more >

MSH-6 Stereo mid-side capsule with adjustable stereo width. Learn more >

XYH-5 Stereo X/Y capsule with shock-mounted microphones. Learn more >

EXH-6 Dual combo input capsule. Learn more >

SGH-6 Mono shotgun capsule with directional pickup. Learn more

videographer on beach with sun setting using DSLR camera with F1-SP attached

Ultimate audio for run-and-gun filmmakers

What's in the box


  • F1 Field Recorder
  • SGH-6 Shotgun microphone
  • WSS-6 Windscreen
  • SMC-1 Stereo mini cable for DSLR
  • SMF-1 Shock mount
  • Quick guide

Optional Accessories available separately

  • CBF-1SP Carrying Bag for F1-SP
  • APF-1 Accessory Pack for F1
  • SMF-1 Shock Mount for F1/DSLR
  • SMC-1 Stereo Mini Cable for F1/DSLR
  • WSS-6 Windscreen for Shotgun Mic
  • WSH-6 Hairy Windscreen for Shotgun Mic
  • XYH-6 XY Stereo Mic Capsule
  • XYH-5 XY Stereo Mic Capsule
  • MSH-6 MS Stereo Mic Capsule
  • SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Input Capsule
  • ECM-3 Extension Cable for Zoom Mic Capsule (3m)
  • ECM-6 Extension Cable for Zoom Mic Capsule (6m)
  • AD-17 DC5V AC Adapter
F1-SP package