Zoom brought to Musikmesse the prototype of its upcoming F8 8-channel battery-powered field recorder.
According to the first information, the Zoom F8 Field Recorder features two SD card slots, 8 mic preamps with 4 XLR/Jack combos on each side of the box, PFL and gain controls on each channel, headphone output with dedicated level control, L/F and Sub-Out 1/2 outputs and an input on the rear to connect one of the removable capsules for the latest Zoom microphones, to be used with an extension cable. A mini-USB port is also available.
The Zoom F8 offers time code function with rear input and output, and LCD color screen on which the control panel is displayed with VU-meter for the right and left channels.
The F8 can be powered by HR6, LR6 or 8 AA batteries.
This new Zoom F8 Field Recorder is expected late-2015, full details will be only soon at www.zoom.co.jp.