Zoom’s new F1 is a tiny audio field recorder which works well in place of a wireless lavalier system but can also be used as a camera-top shotgun or “wireless” shotgun microphone. Here’s our overview of the Zoom F1.
Thanks to B&H for lending us the F1 for this overview.
Links to gear discussed and used to record this session:
Zoom F1 (with lavalier microphone)
Zoom F1 (with shotgun microphone)
32GB microSDHC Card (you’ll need one, not included with the F1. This'll give you over 30 hours record time at 48kHz, 24 bit)
Mic Stand Adapter (I used this to mount the shotgun mic configuration on a regular 5/8” mic stand)
Voice Technologies VT500 Lavalier Microphone (this does NOT come with the F1)
Panasonic GH5S (My current favorite small camera)
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens - incredibly versatile lens that is on the GH5S most of the time
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