Tascam’s DR-100mkII is currently available for $245 (reg. around $300). This is one of the better handheld XLR recorders out there, one that I think is better than the Zoom H4n. You can read my comparison review between the Tascam DR-100mkII, Zoom H4n and Olympus LS100.
You can find the Tascam DR-100mkII deals here at B&H Photo and here at Amazon.com.
B&H has the Tascam DR-100mkII 2-channel XLR recorder for $250 (reg. $300). This is a solid portable XLR recorder at a great price. If you’re shooting any dual-system audio with your HDSLR, this is one of the best portable recorders you can buy – especially at this price. You can check out my Tascam DR-100mkII review here. You can find the deal price here at B&H Photo.