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.
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. [Read more...]
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.
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. [Read more...]
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]
For those of you interested in the HDSLR scene, there’s a new post over at Tech Tilt covering HDSLR audio setups, along with a discussion of the below video that compares multiple mics and audio sources.
Audio sources covered in the video are listed below.
Canon 7D On-Camera Audio
Get the full coverage over at Tech Tilt: HDSLR Audio: Shotgun Mic Shootout