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Zoom H4n

B&H has the Zoom H4n dual XLR recorder for $169 (reg. $269) in a limited supply at this price. While handheld XLR recorders have moved past the H4n in quality over the past year or two, the H4n is still a solid little recorder – especially at this price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Zoom H6 Recorder

The Zoom H4n has been a staple of the HDSLR dual-system audio realm since the introduction of the 5D Mark II. Over the past few years though, the market has somewhat left the H4n behind with units like the Tascam DR-100mkII and Olympus LS-100 delivering better controls and a lower noise floor. [click to continue…]

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Zoom H4n

Amazon has the popular Zoom H4n dual XLR audio recorder on sale for $216.88 through January 30. See my review of the Zoom H4n compared Tascam DR-100mkII and Olympus LS100.

Check out Zoom H4n deal here on Amazon.com.

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Zoom H4n, Tascam DR-100 MkII & Olympus LS-100

I’ve been using the Zoom H4n for a couple of years or so now when shooting with HDSLRs like the 5D Mark II and 7D.  Tons of other users around the world have been using it as well.

The Zoom H4n has a lot of stuff going for it – it’s compact, it’s relatively inexpensive and it provides much better sound quality than you get out of your DSLR’s internal mic.  However, the Zoom H4n isn’t the only game in town. [click to continue…]

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Olympus LS-100

One of the new products Olympus introduced at CES 2012 was the LS-100 audio recorder.  I had the chance to sit down with the LS-100 for a few minutes during a press briefing.  Check out my hands-on report below. [click to continue…]

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Camera   Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Nikon Coolpix S6000 version 1.1 – “When the self-timer, flash mode or macro mode setting was accessed but then closed without adjusting the setting after applying exposure compensation, the exposure compensation setting was reset to 0.0. This issue has been resolved.” [Nikon Website]

Nikon Coolpix S8000 version 1.1 – “When the self-timer, flash mode or macro mode setting was accessed but then closed without adjusting the setting after applying exposure compensation, the exposure compensation setting was reset to 0.0. This issue has been resolved.” [Nikon Website]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 version 1.1 – “added a function for recording 3D pictures. added a function for playing back 3D pictures. Improved operability of AE lock by maintaining the setting even when touch shutter function is used.” [Panasonic Website]

Pentax K-5 version 1.01 – “Increases the number of continuous shot at RAW format and High sensitivity shooting. # Improved stability for general performance such as exposure range on HyP mode.” [Pentax Website]

Zoom H4n Handy Recorder version 1.70 – “Added the function that recording level of INPUT1 and 2 can be set individually.” [Zoom Website]

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